Is a DUI conviction a misdemeanor or a felony? How do i find out if my conviction was categorized as felony or a misdemeanor?

Asked 12 months ago - Miami, FL

This is my first DUI I've ever gotten. I'm currently on probation for 6 months

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  1. Michael Charles McGinn


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    Answered . If its your first DUI its considered a misdemeanor.

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  2. James D Phillips Jr.


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    Answered . A first time DUI conviction is usually a misdemeanor unless the DUI involved serious bodily injury or death. To find out you can check your court minutes, call the clerk or ask your probation officer.

  3. Jonathan Burton Blecher


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    Answered . Not all DUI convictions are misdemeanors, regardless if its a "first offense". DUI with Serious Bodily Injury is a felony, and could be a "first offense". Likewise, DUI Manslaughter is a felony, though it could be a "first offense", as well.

    Based on the 6-month probation term you stated in your question, its likely that your DUI is a second degree misdemeanor.

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  4. Eric Matthew Matheny

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    Answered . It's a misdemeanor. Felony DUIs require serious bodily injury. A first DUI without serious bodily injury or death is always a misdemeanor.

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