Felony Drunk Driving Charges
Some Los Angeles drunk driving criminal charges may qualify as felony offenses, depending upon a few factors. If driving under the influence caused an accident which resulted in bodily injury to another person, this is usually grounds for a felony charge. If the accident caused the death of another individual, you can be charged with vehicular manslaughter. In addition, a fourth or subsequent DUI will be charged as a felony. The minimum sentence for a felony DUI is 1 year in a state prison, along with fines, substance abuse counseling and classes, and driver’s license suspension.
Driving under the influence is typically a misdemeanor, meaning the maximum sentence is up to 1 year in county jail. When your DUI case is going to be charged as a felony, it is important to talk to a attorney who has the skill and experience to be effective. Eisner Gorin LLP are a DUI criminal defense law firm that has been rated to be in the top 5% of U.S. law firms year after year, by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationwide lawyer review organization. Our lawyers have decades of experience in criminal defense, including felony DUI cases.
DUI Causing Injury
When a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causes an accident which results in injury to another person, they may be charged with a felony DUI. If convicted, it is extremely likely that you will be imprisoned in a state prison. Fortunately, the attorneys at our firm have the know-how to build a successful defense. For instance, if the accident was not actually your fault, you may not be charged with a felony. We have a private investigator on our staff who can help investigate your accident, including talking to witnesses and recreating the scene, to prove that you were actually not at fault. For immediate assistance call (877) 781-1570 or email us here.
Eisner Gorin LLP, Los Angeles DUI Lawyer