Felony DWI

Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense - especially when you have prior DWI convictions on your record. Although you may have been through criminal justice procedures for your prior drunk driving offenses, this time you are facing felony charges with the potential for real jail time, license revocation and fines. Going forward without an experienced criminal defense lawyer can jeopardize your future.

Don't Let Your Mistakes Determine Your Future

At the Zolman Law Firm, our attorneys understand that people make mistakes. When mistakes from years ago threaten your current case, you need an experienced DWI/DUI defense attorney to advocate for your constitutional rights. Contact our law firm to discuss the charges against you. Our Criminal Defense attorneys focus on protecting the rights of clients facing criminal charges.

"I guess I had one drink too many. I was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. Now I am being told that DWI convictions from years ago - when I was young and stupid - will cause this DWI to be charged as a felony. It doesn't seem fair."

A repeat DWI offense (third offense or greater) will be charged as a felony in Missouri and can result in serious DWI penalties:

  • Third offense DWI - Class D Felony: If convicted for your third DWI, you could face up to four years in jail, up to a $5,000 fine and a 10-year license revocation.
  • Fourth offense DWI - Class C Felony: If convicted for your fourth DWI, you could face up to seven years in jail, up to a $5,000 fine and 10-year license revocation. Additionally, people convicted for fourth offense DWI are classified as an aggravated offender.
  • Fifth offense DWI (or subsequent DWI) - Class B Felony: Penalties for fifth offense DWI include a prison term of five to fifteen years, a $5,000 fine and 10-year license suspension. Additionally, people convicted for a fifth DWI will be classified as a chronic offender. As a result, a minimum of two years of the jail term must be served before eligibility for parole.
  • License Revocation After a Felony DWI Conviction - A felony DWI conviction will result in a 10-year license revocation, regardless of how long ago your prior convictions were. In addition, you will NOT be eligible for a hardship license that provides limited driving privileges during the revocation period. A conviction can not only result in criminal penalties, it can create transportation challenges that jeopardize your job and your livelihood.

Charged With Multiple Offense Felony DWI?

You may have made mistakes 10-15 years ago and they can still come back to haunt you. When there is so much at stake, an experienced lawyer can make a difference. We may be able to examine prior convictions, chemical testing equipment or utilize other defense strategies to get the charges reduced.

Prepared. Focused. Aggressive.

Call Zolman Law Firm at 314-375-5237 or contact us online for a free consultation with an experienced DWI defense lawyer.