Missouri Felony DWI
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DWI charges in Missouri result in misdemeanor convictions, there are a few
that are considered felonies. A felony is associated with severe consequences,
such as lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and extensive driver’s
If you were charged with a felony DWI,
Worsham Law Firm is here to fight tirelessly for you. With more than two decades of experience,
our Springfield, MO DWI attorney can thoroughly evaluate your case and
determine all of your available legal options in order to get the best
Felony DWI Laws & Penalties
While first and second DWI charges are considered misdemeanors in Missouri,
third and subsequent DWI charges are felonies. A third DWI is a Class
D felony, which is punishable by a maximum jail sentence of four years,
a fine of up to $5000, and a 10-year revocation of the person’s
driver’s license. A person is considered a “persistent offender”
after a third DWI conviction.
A fourth DWI offense is a Class C felony, punishable by a maximum prison
sentence of seven years, a fine of up to $5,000, and a 10-year revocation
of the person’s driver’s license. A person convicted of a
fourth DWI offense is considered an “aggravated offender.”
If a person causes someone’s death by DWI in Missouri, he or she
can be found guilty of first-degree involuntary manslaughter. It can be
either a Class B or C felony depending on who has died and under what
circumstances. Class B felonies are punishable by a prison sentence between
five and 15 years and a fine of up to $5,000.
However, if a person has a prior DWI involuntary manslaughter conviction
that killed two or more people, someone who was not the passenger, or
while the driver had a 0.18% BAC, then it is considered a Class A felony.
The sentencing range for a Class A felony is 10-30 years or life in prison.
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criminal defense attorney is a former prosecutor, which means that he extremely familiar
with the state courts and fully understands how the prosecution will approach
your case, giving you an upper hand in the courtroom. Let us help you
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