What is felony drunk driving?
Felony drunk driving is essentially a DUI where something else happens. In order to be charged with a felony out of a DUI, someone has to be injured as in the case of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide where you’re driving drunk and someone gets injured and dies in an accident. There is also a third type of felony DUI. That occurs whenever it is a fourth DUI or subsequent DUI charge. If you have obtained your fourth DUI, it will no longer be considered a misdemeanor. It will be declared a felony if you are convicted.
In many circumstances, depending on the facts of the case and the weaknesses and the strengths of a particular case, a fourth DUI may be amended to a lesser charge. Of course, it could be dismissed as well. It might actually be characterized as a first offense which would keep someone from becoming a felon. It is very important under these circumstances to sit down with somebody on our team as soon as possible to go over your options. As always, we will provide straightforward and honest legal advice and treat you as if you were a family member. We want to help you as best we can!
Have you been charged with a DUI? Give us a call at Garza Law Firm. We are here to help you through this process.