Getting arrested for a DUI in Georgia State can be stressful enough in
the most basic and least severe circumstances. If your DUI charges are
escalated to a felony, though, you can expect even more trouble and even
stricter penalties, if you are convicted.
In order for a DUI to jump up in severity from a misdemeanor to a felony,
at least one of a few circumstances must have occurred, including:
High BAC level: If your blood-alcohol concentration was significantly above 0.08 at the
time of your arrest, your DUI could be considered a felony.
Accident or injury: If someone was hurt or property was destroyed due to a car accident involving
your DUI charges, you will be facing serious penalties.
Multiple DUIs: In Georgia, the 4th DUI offense you incur within a 10-year period is automatically a felony,
even if you adhered to all penalties of your previous DUIs and no one
was ever injured as a result of your actions.
If I am convicted of a felony DUI, what can happen?
Just one DUI conviction is enough to seriously hinder your livelihood through
restricted freedoms and financial consequences that drain your savings.
A felony DUI conviction will have an even greater impact, however, as
it can be penalized by:
- One to five years behind bars
- $1000 to $5000 fines
- Mandatory ignition interlock device – with applicable monthly taxes
Permanent license suspension
The best way to avoid having your reputation ruined and your wellbeing
jeopardized by a felony DUI charge is to avoid a conviction. When you
come to The Schneider Law Firm for support, a Savannah DUI attorney can
take the time to listen to your claims, gather necessary evidence in your
favor, and fight for your rights on your behalf. We won't back down,
even if we have to go to court and challenge the statements of the officer
who arrested you.
Together, we can beat your DUI charges. Contact us
today to develop a case that works for you.