Felony DWI Lawyer – St. Louis


A DWI can become a felony is Missouri once a person has at least two prior DWI offenses. Although a third DWI is a felony, the penalties continue to increase with each subsequent offense. Once a person has four or more DWI priors, he will face a mandatory prison term of at least two years. Suspended impositions of sentence are prohibited by statute for felony DWI cases, so any finding of guilt or plea of guilt to a felony DWI will make the person a convicted felon.

Felony DWI cases, more than almost any other area of DWI law, requires a DWI lawyer who specializes in fighting cases and not just taking the first option offered by the prosecutor. One main goal in a felony DWI case is to get the case amended to a misdemeanor so the felony conviction can be avoided. The only way a DWI lawyer can achieve this kind of result is to find problems with the facts of the case, which takes more work than a lot of lawyers are willing to put into a case.

I am felony DWI lawyer Jason Korner, and I have made a career out of successfully defending people charged with felony DWI cases. My combination of knowledge and experience with these specific cases give me the tools to achieve successful results. These tools combined with my competitiveness and drive to win cases for his clients have resulted in one of the best felony DWI lawyers in the St. Louis area. I am often referred felony DWI cases from other criminal defense attorneys when those attorneys realize a specialist is needed for the felony DWI cases.


Contact My Office


Every case is different, but it is important in all cases that the individual facts and circumstances are investigated and analyzed for the best possible outcome. Please take advantage of the many pages on this site with useful information about DWI defense. You can also call my office and ask for a copy of my book “Fear of the Unknown: A Guide to Surviving a DWI in Missouri.” The book is available on Amazon for $9.95, but if you call my office I will mail you a free copy.

If you or a loved one have been arrested or charged for Driving While Intoxicated, then call our office at 314-409-2659 so we can discuss your case and answer all of your questions. You can also reach the office by filling out this form, and we will call you to answer your questions.


Felony DWI Case Types & Penalties


Below is a list of the types of felony DWI cases. Each type of felony DWI also carries sever penalties which are listed with each case type.

Driving While Intoxicated – Persistent Offender

  • At least two prior alcohol related findings of guilt
  • Maximum Punishment – Up to 4 years in prison
  • Minimum Jail Time – 30 days in the county jail

Driving While Intoxicated – Aggravated Offender

  • At least three prior alcohol related findings of guilt
  • Maximum Punishment – Up to 7 years in prison
  • Minimum Jail Time – 60 days in the county jail

Driving While Intoxicated – Chronic Offender

  • At least four prior alcohol related findings of guilt
  • Maximum Punishment – Up to 15 years in prison
  • Minimum Prison Time – 2 years of prison before the possibility of parole

Assault 2nd Degree – Vehicular Assault

  • DWI (even a first offense) resulting in an accident with injury
  • Maximum Punishment – Up to 7 years in prison
  • Please visit our Vehicular Assault page for more details on this criminal charge

Involuntary Manslaughter – Vehicular Manslaughter or Homicide

  • DWI (even a first offense) resulting in the death of person
  • Maximum Punishment – Up to 15 years in prison
  • Please visit our Vehicular Manslaughter page for more details on this criminal charge
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