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.