If you have been charged with a third DWI in Missouri, you may know that third and subsequent drunk driving convictions are considered Class D felonies in the state, which carry a potential sentence of up to four years in the Department of Corrections. If you end up with a felony on your record, you could also face additional, collateral consequences that could extend far beyond the end of your sentence, such as problems finding jobs and housing.
After you have been charged, it might be important to consider hiring an attorney to review your case. With a legal professional representing your case early on in the process, you might be able to avoid a felony conviction, prison time and other consequences. Legal counsel could also advise you if accepting a plea deal is the best way to proceed in your case or if the charges should be disputed in court.
At Travis Noble P.C., I diligently look over every fact of your case to determine the best possible defense strategy. In some situations, an officer may have acted outside established guidelines when detaining a defendant or failed to read a defendant’s rights. A judge may dismiss a case based on this information. Breath and field sobriety tests may also be challenged if a defendant has a medical condition that mimics symptoms of intoxication.
A felony conviction could lead to serious legal repercussions that could adversely affect your life, but with the aid of an attorney with knowledge of Missouri DWI laws, you might be able to have your case dismissed. Additional information about how I could assist you can be found at the St. Louis Felony DWI page.