Missouri DWI Sentencing Laws
Conviction for DWI in Missouri carries significant penalties. In some cases, these can be mitigated through assertive representation during the sentencing process. Experience can often make a significant difference at the sentencing stage, so the choice of a lawyer is an important decision.
At Travis Noble, P.C., we have extensive experience in all types of DWI cases, ranging from first-time offenses to those involving second, third and fourth offenses, as well as DWI accidents. Attorney Travis L. Noble is a skilled trial advocate who will work to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Mitigating The Maximum Sentence For DWI In Missouri
When we represent you, we will aggressively defend you at every stage of the legal process. Our goal whenever possible is to avoid a DWI conviction. If conviction cannot be avoided, we will do everything we can to minimize the penalties you incur.
Some basic guidelines concerning DWI sentencing in Missouri appear below. However, every case is unique. In a free consultation, Travis Noble can review your case and provide you with guidance concerning possible consequences, should you be convicted.
- First-offense DWI — Jail time is possible, though it is rare in most cases.
- Second-offense DWI — Generally speaking, mitigation of a jail sentence is not possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, however, jail is not a certainty.
- Third-offense and felony DWI — Mitigating a sentence is a real possibility, particularly if you accept a plea bargain. If you are found guilty or make a blind plea (Alford plea), the judge will hear arguments after a probation officer creates a sentencing assessment report. In this hearing, Travis Noble will argue your case with both passion and reason.
If you are convicted, Travis Noble, P.C., is prepared to appeal your case to higher courts. We welcome inquiries from individuals and referring attorneys.