DUI or Driving under the influence charges and convictions can result in loss of reputation, costly fines, mandatory attendance at alcohol-education classes, suspension or even revocation of your driver’s license, increase in or cancellation of your auto insurance, placing an ignition interlock device in your car, and, in some cases, jail or prison. In California, where most commuters travel the freeways, and public transportation is lacking, losing the privilege to drive can be devastating to a person’s career, as well as one’s personal life. Immigration consequences have become very severe. A criminal conviction, even for a first time DUI offense, can trigger deportation requirements and other immigration difficulties. Getting charged with a DUI means that the state is accusing you of driving under the influence, which can either be a misdemeanor or felony on your record.

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Having a misdemeanor or felony on your record is technically considered to be a crime on your record. Most DUI’s are misdemeanors, which carry the possibility of jail time. Felony DUI’s are much more serious and carry the possibility of state prison time. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, contact the Law Offices of Kapesh V Patel to get personalized attention, respect and an emphasis on getting the best possible outcome for your DUI case in California.