For those who have had previous DWI/DUI convictions, a new drunk driving arrest can be charged as a felony depending on the circumstances. Felony charges can carry extended prison terms as part of their sentences among other serious penalties. Even if you have never worked with a lawyer on past DWI charges, you should, now.
Felony DWI charges for a third DWI within 10 years carry a minimum of one year in prison with a maximum of five years. Other penalties can include:
- Thousands of dollars in fines, costs and legal fees
- Mandatory alcohol dependency counseling
- Loss of your vehicle
- Ignition interlock device
- Community service
For a fourth or subsequent DWI within 10 years, you face similar penalties with the prison term increased to 10 to 30 years.
With so much at stake, a felony DWI charge cannot be ignored or minimized. You need a defense that can help protect you from the very serious penalties this charge carries.
Decades of Criminal Defense Experience in Our Local Courts
At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, we have the skill and experience necessary to defend you against felony DWI charges. Attorney Robert S. Toale has been trained in performing field sobriety tests, which gives him inside knowledge into the procedures officers use during a DWI stop.
We have more than 30 years of experience working in our local courts. We know the prosecutors and the courts they serve in. Attorney Robert S. Toale is the past President of the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His reputation for success is known throughout the New Orleans and Southern Louisiana legal community. Let us fight your felony DWI charges.
Felony DWI charges need to be taken seriously. Our New Orleans felony DWI/DUI lawyer can protect your rights and your future. To schedule an appointment with the felony DWI defense attorneys at the Law Office of Robert S. Toale in Gretna, Louisiana. Call 504-370-9233 or contact our firm online.