If you have received a fourth DUI, the case could be charged with a felony offence, and most times it ends up being charged in this manner. The penalties for a fourth time DUI can be as high as 16 months in federal prison. It could even be greater, depending on whether there are any injuries resulting from the offence.
The critical issue in a fourth DUI is obviously the jail (or prison) time that will be served. The fourth time DUI is typically 1 year imprisonment in the county jail or 16 months in federal prison.
At the Law Offices of Stull & Stull, we try to get our clients involved in an alcohol rehabilitation program where they can treat their addictions. Additionally, if the circumstances fall in your favor and your case is presented to the “right court” and “right District Attorney”, we can formally request that all of the jail time be completed in an in- house rehabilitation program. This program allows you to learn and rehabilitate yourself without having to spend time in county jail or federal prison. This happens in a small percentage of fourth offender cases – in most cases, however, you would end up having to do some actual jail time.
Please call our offices today so we can discuss your case, educate you and plan a defense strategy.
If you have been involved in a DUI which resulted in injuries due to your offense, you can be charged with a violation of Vehicle Code Section 23153(a) or 23153(b).
If you were driving under the influence of alcohol where your blood alcohol level was .08 or greater, and you were involved in any accident or someone was injured, you could be charged with a felony driving under the influence with injury.
This is a very serious charge and can carry a minimum of 90 days in county jail and up to several years in state prison.
At the Law Offices of Stull & Stull, we have handled many of these types of cases. They are not easy cases, nor are they hopeless.
We urge you to contact the Law Offices of Stull & Stull to discuss the individual facts of your case. We can plan a defence strategy and educate you on the laws and defenses surrounding your case. We take a very aggressive and proactive approach in defending these cases.
It is imperative to start as soon as possible with contacting the DMV, requesting a stay on your license suspension and obtaining discovery from the District Attorney’s office, as well as preparing motions and drafting discovery to prepare for your defense.
Please call our offices today so we can discuss your case, educate you and plan a defense strategy. Remember, the initial consultation is free.