A Proven Ally In Serious DWI Cases
Having one DWI conviction on your record can have a large impact on your life. However, the penalties you receive as a first-time offender pale in comparison to the penalties attached to a “persistent” or “aggravated offender” DWI charge.
If you are charged with your third or fourth DWI violation, hiring a highly qualified criminal defense attorney is critical. At Wampler & Passanise, we know what is at stake when we represent drivers in Springfield and the surrounding communities. We take aggressive action to minimize the impact this DWI violation has on your driving privileges and your future.
What You Need To Know About Repeat-Offender DWI Penalties
In Missouri, drivers who plead guilty or have been convicted of a third DWI charge are known as “persistent offenders.” The penalties attached to a third DWI conviction are steep and may include:
- A four-year prison sentence
- A $5,000 fine
- A 10-year license revocation
In addition to the time served and the fines owed, this conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Both third and fourth DWI convictions are categorized as felony convictions. These records cannot be expunged and are visible to anyone who conducts a background check.
The “aggravated offender” label is given to drivers who plead guilty or have been convicted of a fourth drunk driving charge. If you are facing your fourth DWI conviction, you could receive a seven-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine.
It’s in your best interests to fight these charges immediately. Our lawyers have over 70 years of combined trial experience. We deliver speeches on DWI charges, effective defensive strategies and drivers’ rights throughout the country. When you retain us, you benefit from our substantial knowledge of the state DUI laws and creative approach.