Shakopee Felony DUI Attorney
When three or more aggravating factors are present in a case, individuals can be charged with felony DWI/DUI. With convictions resulting in harsh penalties in addition to the collateral consequences you face when charged with felony DUI, it is crucial to have an experienced attorney protecting your rights.
At Loftness Law Office in Shakopee, I provide skilled representation to individuals in the southwest metro and surrounding Minnesota communities. I am a skilled negotiator and litigator who focuses on finding the most positive outcome to every case in order to protect the rights and reputations of my clients.
Scott County Multiple DUI Defense Attorney | Second- and Third-Offense DWI
When does driving while intoxicated (DWI) become a felony? If a DWI arrest occurs within 10 years of three or more prior DWI offenses, an individual can be charged with felony DWI/DUI. If someone has a previous felony DWI on his or her record, any subsequent offense can be charged as a felony. Likewise, if a person has previously been convicted of a felony level crime of vehicular homicide or injury involving alcohol or controlled substances, he or she can be charged with felony DWI/DUI.
The penalties for felony DUI are harsh and include mandatory minimum sentencing. Among the penalties for a felony DWI conviction are:
- Imprisonment for up to seven years
- A fine up to $14,000
These penalties are in addition to collateral consequences like increased insurance costs and the penalties that are standard for other DWI offenses such as driver’s license revocation, license plate impoundment, vehicle impoundment and vehicle forfeiture.
Contact My Law Firm Today
As you face serious consequences for a second or third DUI, you should have a Shakopee felony DUI defense lawyer who will protect your rights in every aspect of your case. I will give you an honest and straightforward assessment of your overall situation, and guide you toward the best possible outcome. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.