In the state of Georgia, the majority of DUI offenses will be classified as a misdemeanor. Simply put, a misdemeanor is defined by the state of Georgia as an offense carrying a potential maximum jail time of one year. While this is a general rule, some exceptions can make your DUI a felony,
You will want to consult with an attorney to get a clearer understanding of the charges you are facing, but know that the state of Georgia defines a felony as any “crime punishable by death, by imprisonment for life, or by imprisonment for more than 12 months.” In short, it’s a serious offense.
Beyond those circumstances which could potentially lead to a felony-level DUI, others can lead to additional charges beyond a DUI.
A felony DUI on your record can have a long-lasting impact. Following a criminal conviction, you might find yourself unable to find a job, a place to live, an opportunity for higher education, or a loan. It can impact everything from the custody of your children to your rights to vote or carry a firearm.
It’s a serious charge, which means you need a serious law firm. At the Claiborne Firm, we pursue your case with preparation and determination to prove your side of the story and to obtain the best possible outcome. Please read through our case results and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation online. By submitting your contact information below.