Someone can be charged with a felony DUI if they have three prior convictions for DUI in the last ten years. The sentence if you are convicted of felony DUI can be up to three years in prison. Also, you can be charged with a felony DUI if you were convicted of a felony DUI within the last ten years and you pick up a new DUI.
Finally, if you cause injury while suspected of DUI this is often charged as a felony. The consequences of a conviction for driving under the influence and causing injury, even as a misdemeanor, is a minimum of five days in jail and a license suspension for one year. Also, you can be required to install a breath testing device in your vehicle once your license is restored. An experienced DUI attorney can help you reduce the charges to a misdemeanor, and look for grounds to get your case dismissed. If you are charged with a felony DUI it is particularly important that you speak with an experienced Sacramento DUI attorney. David Foos has over thirty years’ experience with DUI cases and can help you get a positive result in your case. Call David Foos for a free consultation at 916-779-3500.