In California, a
felony DUI may be charged to those who have (1) been involved in a DUI that caused
an injury or fatality, (2) been charged with a prior felony DUI, or (3)
had at least three previous DUI convictions. So if you happen to be arrested
for a fourth-time DUI within the last ten years, you will most likely
face a felony DUI charge according to California Vehicle Code section 23152 VC.
While penalties for driving under the influence is severe, penalties of
a felony DUI can be absolutely devastating. A fourth DUI conviction is
punishable by a prison sentence between 16 months and four years, a fine
of at least $390 but not more than $1,000 (not including court fees),
four years of driver’s license revocation, and three years of habitual
offender status. In addition to those penalties, repeat DUI offenders
must install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), which is requires a breath
sample prior to driving the vehicle.
If you have been charged with a fourth-time DUI within the last ten years,
it’s imperative to hire a DUI defense lawyer who has the experience
and skill to help reduce the charges against you or have your case entirely
thrown out. At
the Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers, our Ventura DUI attorney has over 20 years of experience defending the
rights of his clients. As a former prosecutor, he is able to give you
the advantage of knowing how the prosecution will approach your case and
formulate a relentless, personalized strategy to get the results you want.
Contact our firm and
schedule your complimentary, confidential consultation today. We are proud to defend clients throughout Ventura County, Los Angeles,
Thousand Oaks, Santa Barbara County, and Woodland Hills.