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What is a Felony DUI?

On Behalf of | Aug 24, 2012 | Uncategorized |

Driving under the influence charges are usually misdemeanor offenses in the State of Nevada if it is your first offense. Although there could be jail time associated with first time DUI Offenses, typically a good attorney should be able to get you out of it. However, a DUI can get bumped up to a felony if there is bodily injury involved.

Bodily injury is when you are drunk, driving your car, and you cause an accident where someone else is hurt. This applies to even those people in your car. For example: You and your friend leave the bar and as your driving out of the parking lot you run the car into the railing. Your friend in the passenger seat is thrown forward and hits his head on the dashboard. You have just committed a Felony offense DUI.

Being convicted of a Felony DUI Offense can potentially lead to more serious prison time. This is a crime that the State of Nevada takes very seriously and it is highly recommended that you hire a Las Vegas attorney immediately to represent you.