“Unfortunately, if someone’s charged with a second DWI within 10 years of a first one, that does elevate it to a felony. However, the defenses on a felony are the same as a first offense. Was the test properly given? Was the person’s rights violated in any way? So just because it’s a second offense doesn’t mean you can’t defend it.
A large part of our DWI practice here is in the county court or in the supreme court, where felony cases are heard. We’ve had tremendous success in representing people who unfortunately find themselves charged a second time or a third time with a DWI.”