DWIs typically are categorized either as misdemeanors or felonies. A felony will usually trigger after two or more intoxication-related traffic offenses. See RSMo §577.023. Felony DWIs should be taken seriously as there can be serious consequences. For example, a persistent offender (a person with 2 or more intoxication-related offenses) could be charged with a D felony DWI, which is the least severe felony charged. A person being charged with a D felony could face a term of imprisonment of not more than four years. However, in Missouri, there are programs that can serve as an alternative to imprisonment, if the eligibility requirements are met. Therefore, due to incarceration being a grave consequence, having an attorney well-versed in felony DWIs is crucial.
Attorney John M. Lynch has been successful with felony DWIs, proving his former training in law enforcement to be extremely useful. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., provides legal services for drivers that have been alleged to have driven under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. is the premier defense firm of DWIs. Call us today (314) 726-9999 or take a look at our website at www.lynchlawonline.com.