Under California Vehicle Code Section 23153, you may be charged with a felony DUI if you cause bodily injury to another while you are driving under the influence (DUI). You may be charged with a felony if you injured someone while you were driving under the influence; even if the injured person was in your car. If the injuries were very serious, you could be sentenced to state prison for three or more years.
You may also be charged with felony DUI if you have been convicted of felony DUI within the last ten years or if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor DUI three previous times in the last ten years. Once you have been convicted of felony DUI, every new DUI charge for the next ten years will be charged as a felony.
If you are facing felony DUI charges, you need an experienced DUI attorney to assist you.
If no one was injured by your driving, you will be charged with misdemeanor DUI under California Vehicle Code Section 23152 for the first three offenses within ten years. The minimum penalties increase with each additional DUI offense. Click here to see a list of Ventura County Penalties for DUI convictions.
IS IT TIME FOR TREATMENT?
If you think that your drinking has caused you and your family too many problems lately, give Strongest Defense a call. We have experience in helping people find treatment programs. Treatment can start with a trip to your neighborhood AA meeting or to the hospital for severe alcohol poisoning and withdraw treatment. If you think that you have had enough, then we would like to help you on your road to recovery.