When someone is being charged with a felony instead of a misdemeanor for a DUI offense, it is important to realize that court procedures and other important aspects of the case suddenly are very different. As a general rule, the accused party must be present in court at all phases of the proceedings.
With state prison as a potential, direct penalty of a felony DUI charge, the stakes involved are extremely high compared to a misdemeanor DUI. There is a vast amount of vital variables involved that can have a large impact on the results of your case. What is at stake can vary widely from just a few days in prison, or a non-custodial alternative, to state prison for several years, depending upon the variables of the case that made it a felony DUI to begin with. Normally, a DUI will become a felony charge when bodily injury was involved or if someone was killed as a result of the intoxicated driving.
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Throughout a felony DUI case, our criminal defense lawyers always keep clients advised as to the work that is being performed currently and for all future dates, in addition to any important court dates and appearances.
We will fight diligently to save your driver’s license and to keep you from being sentenced to prison.