In California, there are three ways that a DUI can be treated as a felony:
The court procedures in a felony DUI case are different from those in a misdemeanor case in a number of very significant respects, and as a general rule, the client must be present in court at all stages of the proceedings. With state prison as a possible direct consequence of a felony DUI conviction, the stakes involved are incredibly high. There are a number of important variables involved that can have a significant impact on the outcome of the case. What is at stake could range widely from five days in jail, or a non-custodial alternative, to state prison for three or more years, depending upon the facts of the case.Â If you are facing a felony DUI, it is imperative that you contact our office immediately to discuss a legitimate and effective defense strategy for your felony DUI matter.