Have you, a family member, or friend been arrested for driving under the influence in Alameda County or Contra Costa County? If so, you may be asking yourself this question: “Is a DUI a felony?” The answer is, it depends.

Was the DUI A Felony Or Misdemeanor?

Although a DUI, or Driving Under the Influence charge, may be a “cut-and-dry” situation for some people, the reality is that the consequences of the DUI all depend upon if the driver was charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.

There’s no doubt that being charged with a DUI is cause for concern, especially if it’s your first time, but the reality is that most 1st, 2nd, and 3rd time DUI convictions are often charged as misdemeanors. So give us a call and one of our experienced DUI attorneys will give you all the information you need to know.