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Fighting Felony Drunk Driving Charges in California

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense. A DUI charge is typically a misdemeanor in California as long as there are no “aggravating factors” for a first, second, or third DUI arrest. However, there are occasions when a DUI can be charged as a felony offense. According to the California vehicle code section 23153 (a) and (b), it is unlawful for a driver to cause a bodily injury to a person while having 0.08 percent or more of alcohol in his or her blood.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding an accident, it is possible for a driver to be charged with a felony crime. If you are facing serious DUI charges, it is critical for you to contact an experienced Oakland felony DUI attorney. A seasoned attorney can create a solid defense against the charges to help you avoid jail time and conviction. The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed is the go-to firm for people in trouble. For more than ten years, our felony DUI attorney has defended thousands of people in Oakland from serious charges. We can help you receive the best possible results for your case.

Contact our Oakland felony DUI attorney for a free case review: (510) 907-6600. Our firm conducts jail interviews and over-the-phone consultations, so don’t hesitate—call now.

3 Ways a DUI Can Be Charged as a Felony in California

Although most DUIs in California are charged as misdemeanors, people can also be charged with felony DUI if they meet one of three conditions:

  1. They commit four or more DUI offenses within 10 years
  2. They have a prior felony conviction (regardless of timeline)
  3. The DUI caused an accident resulting in serious injury or death

Felony DUI Penalties in California

Compared to a standard DUI, felony DUI charges can result in even more serious consequences and penalties. The consequences can be more severe if the accident resulted in a bodily injury. The penalties for a felony DUI will vary depending on the specific facts of your case, the injuries sustained in the accident, and whether it was your first or second DUI offense. This will require you to seek the guidance of an experienced Oakland felony DUI attorney.

Felony DUI penalties may include:

  • 2-4 years in California state prison
  • An additional 3-6 years if any victim suffered great bodily injury
  • An additional 1 year for each person that suffers an injury
  • 5-year revocation of California driver’s license
  • Labeled as a Habitual Traffic Offender for up to 3 years
  • Strike on your California record
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • 18-30 months of DUI school

Defense for California DUI Charges

If you have been charged with felony DUI, you might have lost all hope—but no matter what allegations you’re facing, an experienced Oakland felony DUI attorney can help you develop a strong defense for your case. Attorney Ahmed investigates cases thoroughly to challenge evidence, get charges dismissed, reduce penalties, or win acquittal. Regardless of your situation, our Oakland felony DUI lawyer can help you get the best possible results for your case. With thousands of case results and dozens of jury trials under our belt, our Oakland DUI lawyers know what it takes to develop a strong case with the highest likelihood of getting a client’s DUI charges reduced or dismissed.

Facing felony DUI charges? Protect your future by calling our Oakland felony DUI attorneys today for a free consultation: (510) 907-6600.



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