Lifelong Felony Consequences

DWI charges can be classified as felonies if they are repeat offenses or if they include aggravating factors. These aggravating or mitigating factors can include extensive property damage, intoxication assault, intoxication manslaughter, and DWI child endangerment. If a person commits a DWI involving these factors, he or she may be charged with a felony level offense.

Unfortunately for the accused individual, felony charges are reserved for severe crimes, and the associated penalties are intended to reflect this severity. If you or someone you love is facing a felony DWI offense, it is imperative that you take immediate action to protect your rights. Contact the Dallas DWI defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your options for a strong defense.

Effects of Felony Convictions

Felony penalties are extreme and may require the convicted individual to serve up to 10 years jail time, pay costly fines, and face other consequences after incarceration. Aside from these more recognizable effects, a DWI conviction can also result in lifelong consequences such as:

  • Loss of the right to vote if the sentence is unfulfilled
  • Inability to run for public office
  • Ineligibility to serve on juries
  • Loss of the rights to own or use firearms
  • Potential loss of professional licenses

These lesser effects of a felony conviction may have an equally disruptive effect on the life of the individual as imprisonment and fines.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been charged with a felony DWI, the DWI felony defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter may be able to help. Contact our offices today at (214) 845-7007 to speak to a qualified member of our legal team about your case.

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