Is a DUI in California a Felony?
This is a question our DUI lawyers get quite often and the answer depends…. In most cases, a DUI in California, including the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego, is NOT considered a felony. For a DUI to reach the level of a felony, you must have had 3 prior DUI’scin the last ten years or have special circumstances around your DUI including someone getting injured as a result of the DUI and possible enhancements including having children in the car at the time of the DUI. If you or someone you know, has been involved in a DUI with an accident, it is important to contact our DUI attorneys right away. We can assess the situation and help shape the case to look better for you in court. We do this through investigation into the accident, the victims and collecting whatever other information we can to protect your rights. Often when the police are not sure as to the extent of the injuries in a case they will arrest you for a felony DUI and we can later show that the case should be reduced to a misdemeanor, saving your license and possibly extensive jail time. Please be safe! If you ever find yourself on the wrong side of the law and arrested for DUI, please contact us immediately so we can begin the process of defending you and keeping you out of harms way.