A Rolla, Missouri woman was recently found guilty of DWI Persistent Offender according to the Prosecuting Attorney for the case. In sentencing, the woman faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
The woman was arrested in September after being stopped for a lane violation and being asked to perform sobriety tests. Reports by law enforcement say that she had the smell of alcohol on her breath, along with other indicators of intoxication.
According to Missouri Statute, a Persistent Offender is one of the following:
a) A person who has pleaded guilty to or has been found guilty of two or more intoxication-related traffic offenses;
b) A person who has pleaded guilty to or has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter pursuant to subdivision (2) or (3) of subsection 1 of section 565.024, assault in the second degree pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 565.060, assault of a law enforcement officer in the second degree pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of section 565.082
Missouri classifies DWI offenders based on the frequency and severity of their DWI offenses. If you or a loved one has been charged with one or more DWI’s, you need an aggressive St. Charles Defense Attorney to represent you. Convictions on these charges can carry prison sentences and hefty fines. An experienced DWI Lawyer like John Schleiffarth may be able to help you get your charges reduced and in some cases even dropped. Don’t waste time, you need representation.
Source: therolladailynews.com, “Rolla woman convicted of DWI,” February 25, 2014.