Are DUI charges filed as a misdemeanor or a felony….and what is the difference?

Question: If someone is arrested for a DUI, are DUI charges filed as a misdemeanor or a felony?  And what is the difference if they are filed as a misdemeanor or a felony?

Answer: DUI charges can be filed as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The majority of DUI’s are filed as misdemeanors.  This is the case for a 1st offense DUI, 2nd Offense DUI, or 3rd Offense DUI if there is no injury involved.

If there is an accident causing bodily injury, or you have received 4 or more DUI’s, there is an increased likelihood that the charges would be filed as a felony.

A felony can carry more potential serious consequences than a misdemeanor.  This can include being sentenced to prison for up to 3 years as well as other significant penalties.

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