In Alabama, DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is typically a misdemeanor offense. However, certain circumstances can elevate a DUI to a felony. Felony DUI offenses in Alabama may include:
- Multiple Offenses: If an individual has previous DUI convictions, subsequent offenses may be charged as felonies.
- DUI with Serious Injury or Death: If a DUI results in serious injury or death to another person, it may be charged as a felony. This is often referred to as "vehicular assault" or "vehicular manslaughter."
- DUI with Child Endangerment: If a person is charged with DUI while a child under a certain age is in the vehicle, the offense may be treated as a felony.
- DUI with a Suspended or Revoked License: Driving under the influence with a suspended or revoked license may lead to felony charges.
Penalties for felony DUI convictions are typically more severe than those for misdemeanor DUIs and may include longer jail sentences, higher fines, and a longer period of license suspension.
It's crucial to consult an experienced DUI attorney regarding felony DUI offenses in Alabama. Call Dixon Law today at (205) 616-8896 for a free consultation.