A person can be charged with a felony DUI if they have been convicted of three or more DUIs in the past 10 years There are also other circumstances that can result in a felony DUI charge. If you're facing a felony DUI charge in Northeast Georgia, then you need a robust legal defense.
If you are convicted of a felony DUI, the consequences are much more severe than other types of DUI. You could face:
Up to $5,000 in fines
Up to 5 years in jail
Large amounts of community service
Out-of-pocket payments for a court-ordered treatment program
Court-ordered Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
Probation supervision charges
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In addition to the penalties and fines from this charge, a felony record can dramatically impact your life in other ways. A felony conviction can cause you to lose certain civil liberties that you are normally entitled to. These rights include the ability to vote or own a firearm. It can also cost you your job and may limit the employment you can get in the future.
Moreover, people convicted of felony DUI have a harder time getting access to special driver's licenses to go to work or school. As a result, it's even harder to pay your fines and fees. The penalties for felony DUI can be even more severe if someone was hurt or killed in the events that lead to the felony DUI charge. All of this can make it much harder to live your life the way you want and to meet your obligations to your friends, family, and loved ones. We represent those in Athens, Greene, Franklin, Oconee, and Madison Counties.