A 56 year old man from Eureka, Missouri has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for repeat DWI. The man was has had 3 previous DWI convictions in 1992, 1997 and 1998.
In Missouri, repeat DWI offenders are categorized based on how many DWI’s they have received. A person who has received multiple DWI’s in Missouri is classified as one of the following:
- Aggravated offender
- Chronic offender
- Persistent offender
- Prior offender
Section 577.023 of Missouri’s Revised Statutes outlines the requirements for these classifications. Each additional DWI may bring more serious charges and with them more severe consequences.
If you or a loved one is facing repeat DWI charges in the St. Louis area, you need an experienced DWI Lawyer to fight for you in court. Police often make mistakes in their investigation of a DWI including the administration of Standard Field Sobriety Tests. A law firm like JCS Law may be able to get charges reduced or even dropped depending on the facts of the case.
Source: kmov.com, “Repeat drunk-driver sentenced to 15 years in prison,” Adam McDonald, July 20, 2014
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