Aggressive Felony DWI Defense
Being arrested with one DWI is bad enough, but getting multiple drunk driving offenses can affect the most important things in life: your employment, finances, reputation and freedom.
In Minnesota, a first-time DWI offense is typically a misdemeanor. But a fourth offense is considered a felony crime, punishable by mandatory imprisonment. This is a very serious conviction to have on your record. If you have been arrested several times for driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while impaired (DWI), you could suffer grave penalties, including prison time, and your driver’s license may be permanently revoked.
At John A. Price III, P.A., we have over 25 years of comprehensive experience defending DWI clients facing serious felony charges. Attorney John Price and the rest of our legal team will support you at every stage of your case.
Circumstances For Being Charged With A Felony DWI/DUI:
- A fourth arrest for impaired driving within 10 years of the first offense
- A previous conviction for felony DWI no matter how many years have passed
- A prior conviction for a DWI accident resulting in injury or death
Penalties For A Felony DWI Conviction
If you are convicted of a felony drunk driving charge (first-degree DWI), you may face the following consequences.
- Prison time of not less than three years and up to seven years (or more with prior criminal history)
- Monetary fines up to $14,000
- Automatic revocation of your driver’s license for a minimum of four years
- Possible license plate impoundment and vehicle forfeiture
We are known for our trustworthy advocacy and will make every attempt to minimize your sentence. Our extensive DWI experience has given us valuable insight into drunk driving court proceedings, the judges and other attorneys. We will work proactively in your defense.
Keep Your Driving Freedom With An Ignition Interlock Device
In special situations, you may be able to obtain a limited driving license if you have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in your vehicle. This device measures blood alcohol content by blowing into the device before starting the car. We’ve been successful in securing IID installations and the freedom of driving for many past clients. If this is a concern to you, call us today.