A Guide to Search Results for "California Felony DUI"
The search term "california felony dui" is an unequivocal reference to California Vehicle Code, section 23153, a statute that elevates what would be misdemeanor drunk driving to a felony offense, with dui being an abbreviation for "driving under the influence." Felony dui takes two forms in California, each form having notable differences from a misdemeanor charge. The differences in the first instance, DUI with injury, are primarily two. First, the offense requires more than just driving either (1) under the influence or (2) with .08% blood-alcohol or more, requiring that an injury be caused to another caused by drunk driving. It further requires (3) a serious injury to another human being. In some jurisdictions, such as California, the felony offense also requires (4) independent proof of negligent driving or violation of a traffic law. Second, the offense is usually punishable by a prison sentence, rather than a shorter county jail sentence such as with a misdemeanor. The second and more recent version of the felony DUI charge is brought where the driver has a criminal record involving DUIs, usually three or more prior convictions within a period of time (commonly seven years), or a previous felony DUI conviction.
Are you looking for information about "California felony dui" laws?
- Livermore Police Department - California DUI Statutes
The text of various California statutes arising from and related to drunk driving.
- The National Hardcore Drunk Driver Project - California State Profile [PDF]
Summary of legislative/judicial/administrative approaches to deal with "hardcore" DUIs.
- FindLaw - Is a DUI a Felony?
Asked and answered.
- California DUI - Felony DUI
A discussion of the factors that lead to felony DUI charges and the ensuing consequences.
- eHow - How to Compare a Misdemeanor to a Felony DUI
A five-step checklist for determining the difference between misdemeanor and felony DUIs.
- The Drunk Driving Law Center
The web's most-visited resource for Drunk Driving laws.
- California DMV
California DMV description of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing an injury. Penal Code Section 23153
- California DUI Help
Description of the difference between a misdemeanor and felony DUI.
- California Felony DUI
An overview of a felony DUI along with additional information for charges in the state of California.
Are you looking for "California felony dui" statistics?
- State of California - Office of the Attorney General - Arrest Statistics
California arrest statistics, including those resulting in felony DUI charges.
- California DMV - DUI Fact Sheet
Detailed California DUI statistics, inclusing arrest that result in felony DUI charges and convictions.
Are you looking for attorneys who handle "California felony dui" cases?
- Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor
A California law firm with 11 lawyers and a practice limited to DUI defense. No cases but misdemeanor or felony DUI accepted.