In California it is a felony if someone (other than yourself) is injured in a DUI related accident. The consequences for a felony DUI are much more severe, and it is important to get immediate legal advice from an experienced and proven Vista Ca DUI attorney. A lot will depend upon the unique circumstances of your case. Even though a DUI with Injury starts as a felony, the charges may be able to be reduced to lesser misdemeanor charges or penalties may be able to be lessened or there may be alternatives to custody. A case may even be dismissed if there is a viable defense. A felony DUI carries substantial potential penalties, including state prison. It is a serious matter and can affect you personally and professionally for the rest of your life.