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Felony DUI

Atlanta Attorneys with experience handling Felony DUI Charges

If you have been accused of or are facing a charge in relation to a DUI you need a criminal defense attorney by your side. Proper legal representation can be critical to you having a fair shot at avoiding the worst consequences and protecting your career. At The Arora Law Firm, we’re committed to safeguarding your future and your constitutional rights. Call us at (404) 609-4664 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We proudly assist Spanish-speaking clients (Se habla Español) or Hindi.


DUIs are a grave matter and entail the potential for jail time, probation, fines, and revocation of driving privileges. Although, the majority of DUI cases are categorized as misdemeanors and come with a maximum penalty of one year, which can be served either through imprisonment or probation. Nevertheless, in particular situations, a DUI or related charge can be elevated to a felony offense, requiring a minimum sentence of one year.

Being charged with a potential Felony DUI is something that can severely damage a person’s reputation and future. Facing accusations, investigations, or convictions can cause large fines, prison time, and a loss of future income and employment.

How can a DUI be charged as a felony?

Fourth or subsequent DUI in 10 years

When an individual is accused of their fourth or subsequent DUI within a span of 10 years, they will be confronted with charges for Felony DUI. According to the Georgia DUI law, judges are mandated to sentence those found guilty of a fourth or subsequent DUI in 10 years to a minimum of 90 days in jail, but numerous judges might choose to impose a lengthier sentence on a repeat offender. The maximum prison term that a judge can order for a Felony DUI is five years.

Endangering a Child

A felony offense is applicable for a third or subsequent charge of Child Endangerment. This offense entails the act of transporting one or more children by a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, in violation of the DUI statute. It should be highlighted that it is feasible for child endangerment charges to be heightened to a felony offense, even for a first offense. For instance, an individual who is charged with a DUI while carrying three children in the vehicle may instantly be accused of felony DUI. This is because the various child endangerment charges do not combine with each other, nor do they combine with the DUI charge.

Seriously Harming or Killing Someone

When a driver who is intoxicated with alcohol causes an accident resulting in severe bodily injury or the death of another individual, it will most probably result in a felony charge. This holds true even if it happens to be the driver’s initial offense. The repercussions for causing severe injury or the demise of someone – whether it be someone in another vehicle, the driver’s own car, or on the road – are severe. According to the law, anyone found guilty of committing vehicle homicide may face a minimum of two years in prison.

Our Practice Areas

Drug Offenses

As soon as you are arrested or discover you are under investigation, the clock is ticking. To ensure the best possible outcome in your drug case, you need to act quickly and hire a criminal defense firm that is experienced, knowledgeable and able to protect your rights during even the toughest litigation.



When you decide to launch an appeal, every moment is critical. Criminal statutes have strict time limits on appeals, so you need to act quickly and hire an appellate attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and willing to efficiently and effectively review the entire court order of your case.

Criminal Defense

At Arora Law, we handle all criminal law cases that include DUI charges, drug charges — from small-quantity possession to large-quantity manufacturing — and white collar crimes such as fraud and forgery.

DUI Defense

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) becomes part of a permanent criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. At Arora Law, we understand that serious offenses such as DUI call for serious litigation.


When someone is arrested in Georgia the impact could remain long after the case is closed. If a case is not closed out properly, it could lead to issues with employment, housing, financial loans, educational tuition and the like.


White Collar Crime

At Arora Law, our attorneys have more than 4 decades of combined experience protecting clients’ rights and reputations when they’ve been charged with white-collar offenses. As former prosecutors, we anticipate how the prosecution will build its case, enabling us to build a strong defense against harsh penalties.

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