PASADENA FELONY DUI LAWYER
Fighting Charges in Pasadena and Throughout Southern CA
By calling our Pasadena felony DUI defense attorneys at Hutton & Khalaf, you may be able to dramatically reduce your risk of conviction. If you are convicted of felony DUI in California, you face devastating penalties. We have more than 65 years of experience in the most serious criminal cases including those involving felony drunk-driving charges.
We represent clients charged with misdemeanor DUI but our expertise is particularly apparent in the most serious cases. When a felony is involved, you are encouraged to let us handle your defense. There is a reason why we are well-known throughout the California legal community: We know how to get results in the most serious cases.
What is a Felony DUI in California?
Under California law, a felony DUI is punishable with a minimum of sixteen months in state prison and a loss of driving privileges for five years. A driver can be charged with felony DUI if:
- It is the fourth offense within a 10-year period
- Any prior felony DUI convictions
- Your DUI caused death/serious injuries
Hutton & Khalaf is recognized as one of the L.A. region's premier defense firms and can represent drivers charged with:
We also represent clients charged with other serious crimes such as murder, drug-related charges, and others. Our experience in these serious legal matters makes us particularly well-equipped for the most serious drunk-driving defense.
How Long Does a Felony DUI Stay on Your Record in California?
A California DUI stays on your driving record for 10 years for a misdemeanor or a felony – and it will stay on your criminal record permanently. Each record serves various purposes when it comes to the effects of a DUI on your life.
Is a Felony DUI a Strike in California?
A felony DUI is a strike in California. An aggravated DUI crime, and DUI offenses that cause severe physical injury or death to someone else are also considered to be strikes. So a felony DUI, dui offenses that cause physical injury or death counts as a strike under California’s Three Strikes Law.
Does a Felony DUI Ever Go Away?
The only way to get rid of a felony record is to have it expunged, which means erasing the record like it never occurred.