The main difference between a Misdemeanor DUI and a Felony DUI is the severity of penalties you will face if convicted. Of the two, the felony is the more serious charge and therefore, if you are convicted of a felony, the DUI penalties you will be facing are more severe than the DUI penalties of a misdemeanor DUI.
Misdemeanor DUI Offenses include:
DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above
DUI with a blood alcohol content of .15 or above
Commercial DUI with a blood alcohol content of .04 or above
Receiving a second DUI within 5 years
Receiving a DUI while driving on a suspended license
Juvenile DUI with a blood alcohol content of .02 or above
DUI with property damage
Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
Felony DUI Offenses
DUI resulting in serious bodily injury
Three DUIs within 10 years or four DUIs in a lifetime
A DUI is a very serious charge that can come with severe short term and lifelong consequences. If you are facing the possibility of being charged with a DUI, you need a very experienced Jacksonville DUI lawyer to fight your case. The Lonker Law Group has extensive experience helping people in the Jacksonville area and beyond who have been charged with a DUI. If you are facing the very severe DUI penalties of a felony conviction, call the Jacksonville DUI lawyer who knows how to best fight your case and for your rights. Call The Lonker Law Group for a free DUI case evaluation today!
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