St. Cloud Felony DWI/DUI Lawyer

Stearns County First Degree DWI/DUI

If you have been charged with felony DWI/DUI, you already know how serious this is. The consequences of a conviction can be life-changing, including jail or prison, lengthy loss of driver's license or vehicle forfeiture. Beyond these direct consequences, a felony conviction can create difficulty getting a job, getting a loan and even in renting an apartment. You want to do everything possible to minimize these consequences. The Minnesota law firm of Michael L. Samuelson can help.

We bring more than 30 years of experience to every case we handle. That is not simply general legal experience, but experience specifically in the area of criminal defense. Our years of focus in this area of the law have allowed us to discover some of the more sophisticated drunk driving defense arguments. We know about attacks on prosecutors' cases that may not be known to a lawyer who is not focused specifically on criminal defense.

How a DUI/DWI Becomes a Felony

First-degree drunk driving charges are felonies. While there are many aggravating factors that can cause a DUI/DWI to escalate from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor, there is only one type of aggravating factor that can bring the charge to the level of a felony: prior DWI/DUI offenses or alcohol-related license revocations.

If you have had three prior DWI/DUI convictions or alcohol-related license revocations within the last 10 years, you face the risk of a felony charge. Depending on the details of the case, a conviction for a felony drunk driving charge could result in prison time. You would become a convicted felon. Even after you paid your fines and served your time, you would have to deal with the restricted rights and challenges that come with that classification. Our experience allows us to fight these charges and limit the damage to your life.

Representation Starts With a Free Initial Consultation

  • We offer appointments during regular business hours, as well as on evenings and weekends
  • We make jail visits when necessary
  • We accept all major credit cards

Call us at 320-252-1972 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with a St. Cloud felony DUI attorney.