Do you have more than one DUI on your record? If you are convicted of another one, you could face severe penalties. Repeat DUI offenses are not something that the state of Missouri takes lightly. Let a criminal defense attorney help you fight for the best possible outcome.
Why are DUI offenses treated so harshly? Too many people are injured or lose their lives in drunk or drugged driving accidents every year. In an effort to reduce the number of people negatively affected by such behavior, tough laws and strict penalties have been put in place.
If convicted, depending on the details of your case, you could face jail time or imprisonment, you may have to pay pretty hefty fines, and your driver's license may be suspended or revoked. Repeat offenders are likely to face felony charges, which means any penalties handed down in court are likely to be on the extreme side of things. To learn more about DUI charges, penalties and how an attorney can help your case, please visit our firm's website.
First-time DUI charges can be challenging to fight in Missouri, and repeat offenses certainly are not any easier. Once a DUI is on your record, prosecuting attorneys can use it against you in any future cases. Right or wrong, it is just how it works. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you fight repeat DUI offenses, though, by keeping the focus of the case on the most recent charge. In doing so, it may be possible to fight for a case dismissal, seek a reduction in charges or work to minimize the consequences of a conviction.