A felony DUI is charged when the offense is a fourth or more in six years or a sixth offense in the last twenty. This is a felony of the fourth degree.
Among all the other serious penalties that go along with a felony DUI, the most serious is that all future DUIs will be a felony even if the person maintains a prolonged period of sobriety.
“An offender who previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of division (A) of this section that was a felony, regardless of when the violation and the conviction or guilty plea occurred, is guilty of a felony of the third degree.” 4511.19(G)(1)(e)
This is all the more reason not to enter an unevaluated plea in your DUI case. You need a lawyer that limits his practice to DUI defense that can complete a through examination of your case and avoid any conviction for DUI if possible.
And remember, if you or a family member has been arrested for DUI in the Columbus Area – call me, MARK WIECZOREK, or one of my associates at 614-827-2000. We are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Because now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and TWO FORMER PROSECUTORS to work….for you!