Is a Vermont DUI a Misdemeanor or Felony?

Published by Jessica Burke on

 First and second offense Vermont DUIs not involving fatalities or serious bodily injury are typically charged as misdemeanor level offenses.

A misdemeanor offense in Vermont is defined as an offense whose maximum potential penalty is 2 years in jail or less.

Third and subsequent DUIs are felonies in Vermont.

A felony is a crime for which the maximum penalty is more than two years in jail.

DUIs involving serious bodily injury or death are felony level crimes in Vermont regardless of whether a defendant has been convicted of DUI previously or not.

It is important to contact an experienced Vermont criminal defense attorney whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony level DUI in any Vermont county. At Burke Law, our experienced Vermont DUI defense attorneys are on call and can quickly set up a case consultation. We can help you understand your options and develop the most effective defense strategy for your case.

Categories: Vermont DUI

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is a licensed Vermont attorney and the founder of Burke Law. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Political Science, and then received her law degree from Washington & Lee Law School. After law school she worked with several top law firms before settling in Vermont and building her own practice. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Vermont, she also holds a State Bar certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, among others. She specializes in criminal defense, including DUI defense, homicides, and sex crimes.

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