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Felony DWI Lawyers in Columbia

Over 44 Years of DWI Defense

DWI carries harsh consequences for offenders. Missouri has created strict laws regarding driving while intoxicated. If you are convicted as a repeat offender, the laws become even harsher with penalties that will affect your freedom, driving privileges, finances, and more. Because of the heavy impact that a felony DWI can have, you should waste little time in enlisting the services of an attorney specifically experienced in handling Missouri DWI cases.

At Murray Law Firm, you can bring your case to Columbia felony DWI attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in this highly complex and technical field. Our attorneys have practiced exclusively in criminal defense for over 44 years. Armed with an in-depth understanding of all aspects of DWI law, procedure, and technology as well as thousands of hours of practical courtroom experience, you will have the peace of mind knowing that your case is in extremely capable hands.

Facing a felony DWI in or around Columbia? Contact Murray Law Firm online or at (573) 227-6040 without delay for a free consultation.

When Does a DWI Become a Felony?

DWI charges and penalties are based on the facts and circumstances of each case. In the case of a third or subsequent offense, however, you will likely be faced with a felony charge. As a third-time offender, you will fall into the category of “persistent offender.” You can also be charged with a felony if you are found guilty of criminal negligence or caused the injuries or death of another individual.

The above are Class E felonies punishable by:

  • Up to four years of incarceration
  • Fines of up to $10,000
  • Community service
  • Up to 10 years of license denial

Subsequent DWI violations will likely result in more serious felony charges. Fourth-time offenders (aggravated offenders) are generally charged with Class D felonies punishable with increased prison time of up to seven years. Fifth-time offenders (chronic offenders) will be charged with Class C felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Getting the Right Legal Help is Critical

No matter how grim your situation may appear to be, you should not give up without a fight. Having the right defense attorney can make a difference in your case. Our Columbia felony DWI lawyers have proven track records in defending individuals within the entire state of Missouri. With the proper investigation into all aspects of your DWI, legal options may be available for minimizing charges or penalties. Without the help of a trained and seasoned attorney, however, you will not have access to the legal knowledge and skills needed to forward your best interests in court.

Phone Murray Law Firm to speak to a Columbia felony DWI lawyer at (573) 227-6040 today or contact our office online.

Why Choose Murray Law Firm

  • Compassion

    We help our clients take the necessary steps to get their lives back on track. We care about you and your future.

  • Experience

    Our team brings over 44 years of experience in the courtroom. We've successfully handled thousands of cases.

  • Local

    Our lead attorney received both degrees from Mizzou and has spent his career committed to fighting for his neighbors.

  • Affordable

    All initial consultations are free. We also offer affordable legal fees and flexible payment plans.

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