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When DUI Charges Become Felony DUI Charges

DUI is typically classified as a misdemeanor offense. However, there are circumstances in which the prosecutor may have grounds to charge you with a felony count of DUI. If you have been arrested and charged with felony DUI , it is imperative that you speak with an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry right away. A felony DUI conviction will involve in several very serious penalties , such as incarceration in state prison, up to $1,500 in fines, 18 months of mandatory DUI classes, license suspension up to 4 months, or the permanent revocation of your driver' s license.

Some factors that could enhance your charges to a felony include:

  • A 4th DUI with 10 years
  • Causing a DUI accident resulting in injury
  • Causing a fatal DUI accident
  • Driving with a minor in the vehicle
  • Driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .16 percent or higher

Defense Against Felony DUI Charges in Orange County

At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, you can rest assured that a knowledgeable Orange County DUI defense attorney will be assigned to your case. All of the attorneys at the firm have extensive DUI defense experience, and have handled numerous cases involving felony DUI charges. You can trust the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry to provide you with aggressive defense against your charges, and work diligently to get your charges reduced to a misdemeanor or a lesser offense. In some cases, the firm has even been able to get felony DUI charges thrown out completely.

To learn more about your legal rights and options following your DUI arrest , please contact a lawyer at the office or click here to fill out a free case evaluation form!