With a new year on the way, many people will be out celebrating the season. However, sometimes those celebrations can be too much of a good thing. This is a good time to review some important information regarding DUIs, especially when you consider that the holidays lead to a spike in DUI charges. Today, The Curry Law Firm would like to discuss in detail the differences between a misdemeanor DUI charge and a felony DUI charge.
Misdemeanor DUI Charges
What qualifies as a misdemeanor DUI charge will vary from state to state. However, these are typically given only for low-level violations. Your charge may be a misdemeanor if your BAC was barely over the limit, it’s your first offense, or if there were no injuries as a result of your condition.
Felony DUI Charges
Felonies are for more serious offenses. The consequences and penalties for a felony DUI charge are much more serious. In general, a DUI felony may be handed down if you have other drunk driving offenses, you had a very high BAC level, you were driving with a revoked license, you had children as passengers, or you caused injury or death to another person.
Do you need to meet with a criminal lawyer regarding a DUI offense? Reach out to The Curry Law Firm today to see how we can help.