Felony DWI – 3rd or More
Facing a DWI case can be a very trying time for anyone. For those who are facing felony DWI charges, the world can feel like it is falling down upon you. All you can think about right now is whether or not you are going to prison and if so, for how long.
A third offense DWI is a 3rd Degree felony and is punishable by 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. Many people receive probation for this offense, but a great number are also sent to prison as well. We are talking about common, everyday people whose only crimes are that they drink too much and drive home. They are treated like hardened criminals and sent to prison just like the convicted robbers and rapists.
Just because you may receive probation does not mean you will not be doing any jail time. If you are granted probation for a felony DWI, you will receive a minimum ten (10) days county jail as a condition of probation. The judge can extend this up to 180 days in the county jail as a condition of probation, at his or her discretion. There are things that you can do to mitigate the damage in any DWI case, especially a felony DWI case. At Greco Neyland, PC, we understand the things that help mitigate these circumstances. We are proactive in our efforts to mitigate. We will walk you through this ordeal step by step.
Typical Felony Probation Conditions:
|Third DWI Conviction||License suspension, 180 days to two years
Community service, 60 to 600 hours
|Third-degree felony||A minimum of 10 days in the county jail as a condition of probation
Participate in in-patient or out-patient alcohol programs
|Second-Degree Felony DWI/DUI||Two to 20 years in a state penitentiary
Up to $10,000 fine
|DWI/DUI with a prior felony||Up to 10 years of probation|
|DWI/DUI conviction||Community service, 240 to 800 hours|