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Is a DUI a felony?

I just got a DUI and I'm scared it will affect my whole life. Is it a felony or misdemeanor?

I don't know what to do but I think I want to fight it. My breath test was .09, and I think it malfunctioned because I only had one glass of wine over dinner, which lasted for 1.5 hours. How can that be?

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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    The first one is a misdemeanor without any aggravating factors like death.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Eric J. Bell | Law Offices of Eric J. Bell
    180 N LaSalle St, Ste 1821
    Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 377-8416
    It depends. In Illinois a DUI can be a felony, even for a first offender, if the driver did not have a driver's license or did not have insurance. There are other circumstances where it can be a felony - more facts are needed here.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Edmund P. Allen Jr. | Law Office of Edmund P. Allen Jr.
    705 Second Avenue Suite #910
    Seattle, WA 98104
    (206) 262-0903
    In Washington it is a gross misdemeanor unless it is your fifth one.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Richard Peacock | Peacock Law Group of the Lowcountry, LLC
    1253 B May River Road
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-7200
    In SC, there are many different factors that come into play in a DUI charge. Machines can and do malfunction and law enforcement personnel, just like all of us, sometimes make poor choices. This information is not a basis for any action and/or inaction in relation to this matter. You should consult with a local attorney in person immediately regarding this matter.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina - Replied: 2/27/2013
    Scott L. Anderson | Anderson Law Office
    4101 Sunset Rd
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
    (763) 422-8664
    In MN it is a felony DUI if you have had four dui's in a ten year period or if you had a prior felony dui and now you have another dui. You are most likely to be charged with misdemeanor dui. You should contact a lawyer asap to discuss possible defenses, license ramifications, etc.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 2/26/2013
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