When is a DUI a Felony?
There are several important differences between misdemeanors and felonies. Felonies must always be taken more seriously, as they can have a greater effect on a person’s life and generally mean longer sentences. In California, a DUI can be charged either as a misdemeanor or as a felony, depending on the circumstances of the incident.
Whether your DUI charge is a misdemeanor or a felony, it is in your best interest to contact a knowledgeable San Jose DUI defense lawyer. At Daniel Jensen, P.C., we are dedicated to the thorough defense of our clients. Call our offices today at (408)296-4100 to discuss the details of your case with an experienced member of our legal team and learn more about what we can do to help defend your rights and reputation against this damaging accusation.
Felony DUI Circumstances
In the state of California, there are some basic factors that will almost always result in a DUI being treated as a felony. They are:
- You have previously been convicted of a felony DUI
- In the last 10 years you have been convicted of at least 3 “wet reckless” or DUI charges
- Someone was injured or killed when you received your DUI
However, an experienced attorney may be able to have the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether.
If you have been charged with a felony DUI, you will need the most dedicated and thorough defense possible. Contact a San Jose DUI defense attorney from Daniel Jensen, P.C. today at (408) 296-4100 to speak with a qualified legal professional and begin formulating your defense.