Dui Misdemeanor Felony
Misdemeanor vs. Felony DUI
Drunk driving is a serious crime, and whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony DUI in Century City, the results can be devastating. Even a misdemeanor conviction can mean license suspension and jail time, and a felony conviction will typically result in a jail sentence and many other far-reaching consequences. To prevent the worst from happening, you need an experienced DUI lawyer who knows the court system in Century City in a way that DUI defense lawyers from elsewhere may not. Larry Wolf has dedicated the past 40 years to successfully defending individuals charged with both misdemeanor and felony DUI.
The good news: most DUIs are misdemeanors, even if it is a second or third offense. The bad news: even though a misdemeanor DUI results in reduced penalties as compared to a felony, the consequences can still be severe. Without the assistance of a veteran lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the system, you may still be facing jail time, license suspension, and a host of undesirable personal repercussions. As one of the top DUI defense lawyers, Larry Wolf can often get misdemeanor charges reduced or even dismissed.
Felony DUI is a very serious crime and comes with far more severe penalties and long-term consequences. If charged with felony DUI, you face 3 years in jail or more if multiple people are injured or if you’re charged with causing great bodily injury. Additionally, convicted felons must often give up certain rights, such as voting, owning firearms or practicing certain professions. Those convicted of felonies are often turned down for housing or employment opportunities due to their criminal records.
What constitutes a felony DUI:
- If your DUI resulted in injury to another, you are facing a felony charge, even if it is your first offense.
- If the DUI offense is your fourth in a period of 10 years or less, you will automatically be charged with felony DUI, regardless of whether there is an accident or injury.
- No matter what the circumstances, if you were charged with felony DUI in the last 10 years, the charge for a subsequent DUI will automatically be enhanced.
Clearly there is a lot at stake if you have been accused of felony DUI. An experienced DUI defense attorney understands all of the intricacies and technicalities involved with felony DUI charges. Larry knows precisely where and how to find opportunities to get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Request your free consultation online with Lawrence Wolf or call our office at (310) 277-1707 to ensure your best odds of a favorable outcome.
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