Orange County Felony DUI Attorney
Experienced Representation for Serious DUI Charges
Most Orange County DUI charges are classified as misdemeanors. However,
there are particular circumstances where a drunk driving charge will be
elevated and classified as a felony. Felony DUI cases are increasingly
complex and the penalties associated with a conviction are severe.
In California, a driver may face felony DUI charges for the following:
If you or someone you know has been arrested for a felony DUI offense in
Orange County or the surrounding areas, the Law Offices of Virginia L.
Landry, Inc. can help. Orange County DUI Attorney Virginia Landry and
our team are highly experienced in defending clients against serious charges
and penalties. Our lawyers understand how to use the legal system to our
clients' benefit and how to provide effective representation at
DMV hearings and criminal proceedings.
Contact an OC DUI lawyer today to discuss your case during a FREE consultation.
Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI Charges in Orange County
A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony and therefore may carry
lesser potential penalties than felonies. A misdemeanor may be punishable by
up to 12 months in jail and a felony may be punishable by a
minimum of 1 year in prison. Certain serious felony offenses may result in many
years in a state correctional facility, life in prison or even the death penalty.
While a felony DUI offense will likely not result in the death penalty,
a driver may face up to 4 or even 10 years in state prison for a serious
charge such as
vehicular manslaughter. Even a fourth DUI offense may result in a sentence of up to 3 years in prison.
DUI causing injury may result in a 3 year prison sentence, with an additional 3 years should
the victim sustain serious bodily injury.
Discuss Your Felony DUI Charges with an Experienced Lawyer
You cannot afford to risk your future if you or a loved one is facing felony
DUI charges. Orange County DUI lawyer Virginia Landry is here to help.
By discussing your case with a member of our legal team , you can gain
a clear understanding of your charges and what you can do to avoid serious
penalties. There is always hope, and there is always something that an
experienced lawyer can to do help you.
Contact an Orange County DUI attorney from our firm as soon as possible if you or someone you love has been
arrested for a felony DUI.