If you've been charged with your first DUI, you may be wondering if you will incur felony charges. Most first offenses are misdemeanors, which have penalties of at least a day in jail, fines of $600 or more, and at least 40 hours of community serve. Courts may also order DUI School and license suspension for a year.
In some cases; however, DUI charges may be elevated to a felony:
- If you caused an accident that resulted in serious injuries or death.
- If you had a blood alcohol content over .15%.
- If you had a minor in your vehicle while you were driving.
- If you caused extensive property damages.
- If you were speeding excessively (25 mph over the legal limit).
Even if your DUI is not first charged as a felony, it may be elevated later on in the case, as prosecutors have several months to review your case and change your charges.
If you are convicted of a felony DUI, you will be facing much more severe penalties. This includes at least 1 year in prison, fines over $1,000, 60 days of community service, and treatment for substance.
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It is very difficult to a felony DUI expunged from your record, so make sure that you obtain assistance from an experienced Roswell DUI attorney at The Sherman Law Group. Our legal team has over 4 decades of combined experience and has successfully assisted countless clients with their DUI charges. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, you should get skilled legal defense. You have a lot at stake, so obtain counsel from an attorney that cares about your future. Call The Sherman Law Group today!