Missouri Felony DWI Charges


Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is heavily frowned upon in today's society. For those who are charged with third-, fourth- or fifth-time offenses — you have a lot on the line. You need aggressive representation from a criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights. At our Missouri law firm, we believe that every person deserves a strong defense.

Aggressive Missouri Third-Offense DWI Lawyer

We are the legal team at the law firm of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, and we represent people facing DWI, felony DWI and other criminal charges. We are committed to providing individualized services for our clients and working toward a solution that is in their best interests. Our clients can expect direct contact with their attorneys and strong advocacy in the courtroom.

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined trial experience. We pride ourselves on our ability to help our clients in the best way possible. Achieving positive results does not always need to be accomplished behind a desk, and our lawyers understand that. You can expect our team to work diligently on your behalf and make certain that your rights are fully protected.

A DWI From Decades Ago Can Result In A Felony DWI Today

A third or subsequent DWI is more than likely going to result in a felony DWI charge. Now, there is no time limit to how long a DWI conviction will count toward new charges. Previously, after a certain time period, a DWI conviction would not be counted toward a new charge. A charge from 30 years ago can now affect your record.

In addition to the "no limit look back" rule, additional rules have been implemented regarding Breathalyzer tests. If an individual refuses a breath test, he or she can be forcibly ordered (without a warrant or judge's order) to be taken to the hospital for a blood test. This is a very recent change that can have a drastic effect on your situation if you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI.

Experienced DWI Defense In Missouri

At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, our attorneys will protect your rights. You can count on our more than 100 years of combined experience to help you get the results you need. Contact our Columbia felony DWI lawyers at 573-442-1660 to schedule a consultation.