If This is Your 4th DUI in California in 10 years? If so, Your DUI is Considered a Felony.
If you were recently arrested in California for your 4th DUI offense, Your DUI will be a felony. The 4th DUI consequences are serious and you're looking at serious jail time. 4th Offense DUI consequences include up to 3 years in prison, however, you must know there is hope to stay out of jail on a 4th DUI in California. You need to speak to a DUI Lawyer who focuses on Multiple DUI Offenses such as fourth DUIs. Only with their highly specialized legal representation will you be able to stay out of jail.
Finally a DUI Lawyer Dedicated to Keeping you out of Jail for your recent 4th DUI arrest.
If you or a loved one were recently arrested for Fourth DUI in the State of California, it is important to understand the seriousness of the situation. You or a family member is potentially facing months if not years of jail time.
First, an experienced attorney will attack the prior DUI charges by fighting the admissibility of the prior convictions.
Please keep in mind that you have 10 days from the day you were arrested for your Felony DUI Lawyer to contact DMV on your behalf. Call your experienced Felony DUI Attorney to learn more about how a DMV hearing can help fight against your Felony DUI.
If you have had 4 DUI arrests within 10 years, you're looking at a Felony DUI.
In the State of California, there are only a few circumstances that would cause a DUI to rise to the level of a felony. A California felony DUI may be charged against you (1) when the you were arrested for DUI and it caused either death or injury to another party, (2) if you have been convicted of a prior felony DUI, all subsequent DUI arrests will be charged as a felony, or (3) when you have at least three prior DUI convictions.
Being convicted of 3 prior DUI convictions is the most common way for an otherwise misdemeanor DUI to turn into a felony violation. Again, a DUI can be charged as a felony when :
- 3 DUI Convictions within 10 years
The consequences of a felony DUI varies greatly with the circumstances of your recent felony DUI arrest, in what jurisdiction your felony DUI occurred, and what type of felony DUI it is.
General consequences vary greatly with the jurisdiction where your case is out of. To know exactly what consequences your facing, you'll need to speak to a qualified and experienced fourth offense DUI lawyer; a DUI attorney who frequently handles multiple offense cases such as yours. Call today to speak to a qualified 4th offense DUI Attorney.
Hope for the Best While Preparing For the Worst Approach for Felony DUI Arrests
For a Felony DUI arrest, it is imperative to take a "Hope for the Best" "Prepare for the Worst" approach to guard against the potential jail time you or your loved one may be facing.
Thereby, while preparing for and fighting against the Prosecution's allegations of Felony DUI, we also have our clients get character references and personal achievements, enroll into programs such as SCRAM which will track our client's alcohol or drug sobriety while the felony DUI case is pending, partake in treatment programs such as rehabilitation.
By being proactive, you will set yourself up for the best set of circumstances to minimize or avoid jail time in your case. For more information about court approved programs, contact your felony DUI attorney at 877-717-2889. All consultations are free of charge.
Consequences & Penalties for a 4th DUI
- * 1-3 Years State Prison
- * 18 Month Alcohol School
- * In Patient/Out-Patient Rehabilitation
- * Court Fines in Excess of $2,500.00 +
- * 4- 10 Years Driver License Suspension
- * MADD Victim Impact Panel
- * Morgue Program
- * 3-5 years Probation, Formal or Informal
Recent 4th DUI Case Results:
03/11/2014 - Client Avoided Jail Time on 5th Offense Felony DUI with .14% BAC while on probation and with a suspended license.
Case Facts: 25 year old with a 5th offense felony DUI charge while on probation, and with a suspended license. Client had a blood alcohol level of .14%. The District Attorney's office wanted a term of 16 months prison for this 5th offense felony DUI charge.
Case Results: No Jail Time on 5th Offense Felony DUI Charge. Instead, client will spend time in a residential treatment program which will allow the client to leave to go to work.
02/26/2014 - ALL FELONY DUI CHARGES DISMISSED ON .29 FOURTH DUI & DMV WIN!!
Case Facts: Defendant was driving with a BAC of nearly a .30%. This was his 4th DUI arrest, suffering 3 prior DUI convictions within 10 years. Client also worked for the prison systems and would lose his career if he plead to a felony.
Case Results: Due to the efforts of Attorney Simmons' All Felony DUI charges were dismissed on this 4th DUI. In addition to the criminal charges, Ms. Simmons won the client's .29% DMV hearing, thus, the client had no DUI on his record both for court & DMV. Client was EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME OF HIS CASE.
How Do You Avoid Jail Time on a Fourth Offense DUI Charge?
I don't mean to frighten people, but my most common opening offer on a Felony 4th offense DUI is 2 years jail, so I can only assume that if you go to court without an attorney to fight for your, your offer will be between 1 and 2 years jail. (Closer to 2 more than 1).
How do you get out of jail? Hire an experienced DUI lawyer who frequently handles 4th offense DUI cases and be ready to do whatever it takes to prove to the judge that you no longer have a problem with alcohol.
The problem is, most DUI attorneys rarely handle a fourth DUI offense. This is why ASPEN LAW GROUP was formed. Here at the Aspen Law Group, we routinely deal with fourth offense DUIs, with extremely high blood alcohol levels, sometimes levels over a .62% BAC.
Most DUI attorneys may have one or two 4th DUIs in their entire careers, but the Multiple Offense Lawyers at the Aspen Law Group deal with the special consequences of 4th DUIs a daily basis. Immediately you'll be able to tell the difference between someone who focuses on multiple offenses and other DUI attorneys who rarely handle such cases.
Even if the Felony Charges Stand, all Hope is Not Lost with a Competent Felony DUI Lawyer to Keep You Out of Jail.
With an experienced Felony DUI Attorney, alternative methods of sentencing can be negotiated. For example, in lieu of jail, the individual convicted of a DUI can wear a electronic monitoring device which would allow him to spend his jail sentence at home rather than jail and would also allow him or her to go to work during the day.
Don't Go It Alone on Your Fourth DUI.
If you never had a DUI attorney for your prior DUI arrests, you need to know that given the fact you fourth DUI is a felony, you will need an attorney now.
Failing to seek advice from a DUI lawyer on your 4th offense immediately will result in irreparable harm to your case. Consultations are ALWAYS-FREE, so call 877-717-2889 to speak to a qualified fourth offense DUI lawyer.