Don’t Face a Felony DUI Alone: We are here to HelpThere are many questions and a great deal of anxiety and heartache when someone is arrested and charged for a DUI in California. Here at Downtown LA LAW Group, we strive to provide our clients with all the answers to their legal questions. You are not alone Contact us for a Completely Free Review of Your DUI Case. Generally there are three situations in which a person can be charged and convicted for a felony DUI in the State of California.
- A “Driving Under the Influence” charge; and the DUI is determined to be the cause of Death or Injury to another person.
- You have had three or more DUI convictions within a 10 year span
- You have had a prior DIU felony Conviction
1. DUI as the Cause of Injury of Death to another:There are generally two ways one can be convicted of a DUI felony resulting from Death of injury to another
- V C Section 23153 Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs Causing Injury, “It is unlawful for any person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”
- Vehicular Manslaughter: If alcohol was involved a driver can be charged with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, or second-degree murder. This requires that the person be charged with an underlying, misdemeanor or felony, (i.e. either a misdemeanor DUI leading to the death of a person or a DUI felony leading to e death of a person).