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What Are The Penalties For Felony DUI?

In a felony DUI case involving injury to another person, the penalty phase of the case is quite complicated. The penalties depend on the unique circumstances in each case. The following penalties will normally be assessed in a felony DUI conviction, but additional enhanced penalties may also be assessed:

  • 2-4 years in state prison
  • One additional consecutive year in prison for each injured party, with a maximum of three years
  • An additional 3-6 years in prison if any injured person, other than yourself, incurred great bodily injury
  • $1000-$5000 in fines and penalty assessments
  • 18-month or 30-month California DUI school
  • 3-5 years of formal, supervised probation
  • Habitual offender status for three years
  • Driver’s license revocation for five years
  • One strike under the California Three-Strike law, if anyone other than yourself incurred great bodily injury
  • Restitution to the victims
  • Ignition interlock device for up to three years

The penalties for felony DUI are severe in California, and depending on the unique circumstances of each case, additional enhanced penalties may be imposed. It is important to work with an attorney with the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of your case. Call Law Office of Brandon S. Naidu for your felony DUI case evaluation at 619-736-2743.