One factor distinguishes felony DWI from ordinary DWI: the driver's history of driving drunk. You are charged with felony DWI if you have been convicted three other times within a 10-year period, or you have been convicted of felony DWI before.
Felony DUI is not an easy charge to defend against. Prosecutors see you as an incorrigible habitual offender. They can protect themselves against future recurrences and negative publicity by putting you away now. For this reason you need a seasoned, knowledgeable DWI lawyer like Bruce Rivers.
Bruce Rivers understands that effective DWI defense is more than knowing the statutes on the books. It requires knowledge of every previous case that has a bearing on your case. And it requires advanced knowledge of the shortcomings of Breathalyzer tests, blood tests and field sobriety tests. And it requires a constitutional lawyer's skill at identifying errors made in the search and arrest.
If convicted you will not be eligible for early release until you complete alcohol or drug treatment. Your release will be conditional based on any requirements the court imposes. Fail to meet these conditions and you could be sent back to prison.
Take apart the prosecution's case, and you are likely to have the charges against you dismissed.
You have so much to lose with a felony DWI or vehicular manslaughter conviction. Why not fortify your chances with a lawyer who is board-certified in criminal defense by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and as a criminal trial specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association?
Call Minneapolis DUI/DWI defense attorney Bruce Rivers the moment you are arrested, and let him do your talking. Your freedom may depend on doing so. Contact Bruce using this email form, or call him at Rivers Law Firm, P.A., at 612-915-0355.