Most states tend to punish charges driving while intoxicated (DWI) with particularly severe penalties, especially when the accused has a previous DWI on record. The most severe drunk driving charges can involve long jail sentences and high fines, even when it is the first DWI on a person’s record. An aggravated DWI, also known as an extreme DUI or felony DUI, is a DWI charge that can result from certain aggravating circumstances surrounding the incident that led to the crime.
Factors that could contribute to an aggravated DWI charge include the following:
If you’re facing aggravated DWI charges, you could be facing some of the most extreme sentences a DWI conviction can offer. Make sure to give yourself the best chance of fighting the accusation by talking to one of our skilled Muncie criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible. We can work with you on mounting a solid defense on your behalf.
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A conviction for aggravated DWI will result in more than just the usual misdemeanor. Aggravated drunk driving is more likely to be a felony charge, which can place a black mark on a person’s criminal record which could disqualify him or her from some jobs and housing. Many factors will determine what level of felony you might be convicted of and what punishments you could face. Below is an outline of aggravated DWI offenses and their penalties.
Conviction could lead to incarceration ranging from 6 months to 2.5 years with an advisory sentence of 1 year.
Conviction could lead to a charge of manslaughter, which is punishable by 1 to 6 years in prison with an advisory sentence of 3 years.
Conviction could lead to 2 to 12 years with an advisory sentence of 6 years.
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