Were you arrested for a Fifth DUI?
A fifth DUI in Missouri is a serious felony charge. It is classified as a C felony, meaning it carries significant prison time. A trained and experienced Missouri DUI Attorney to avoid jail and minimize the loss of your driving privileges.
Even if you get probation you will still have to serve two years in jail. Felony DUI cases require a dedicated an experienced lawyer like Anthony Bretz. He can help you by using his proven skills in the courtroom and his understanding of the intricacies of Missouri DUI law.
**You ONLY have 15 days to file a Request for an Administrative Hearing or a Petition for Review in order to prevent your driver's license from being suspended or revoked.**
With your case pending in Circuit Court, you need an aggressive Missouri DUI Defense Attorney like Anthony Bretz representing you.
Penalties for a Fifth DUI:
- A Class C felony criminal record if you have been classified as an Chronic DUI offender, or either while driving while intoxicated, you act with criminal negligence to cause physical injury to a law enforcement officer or emergency personnel, or you act with criminal negligence to cause death to another person.
- From a minimum of two years in prison if granted probation, or three years to ten years in prison.
- Loss of your license for 10 years.
- Loss of your license for 90 days or 1 year, though a Restricted Driving Privilege can be obtained.
- You could be fined up to $10000.
- You will be assessed Court Costs which vary depending on the court your case is in.
- Five years of Supervised Probation with fees, after serving 2 years in prison.
- You will have to participate and complete a Substance Awareness Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP).
- You will have to participate and complete a Victim Impact Panel (VIP) presentation by MADD.
- You may have to complete Community Service.
- You may be ordered to submit to continuous alcohol monitoring or verifiable breath alcohol testing performed a minimum of four times per day.
*DUI's can result in loss of driving privileges via a criminal conviction, through points, or via an administrative action; additionally, you could wind up having to serve BOTH suspensions back-to-back.
You only have 15 days to file a Request for an Administrative Hearing or a Petition for Review in order to prevent your driver's license from being suspended or revoked.
Following your arrest for DWI or DUI, the Department of Revenue (DOR) will suspend or revoke your license for up to a year for a subsequent offense within 5 years. You will be provided a Temporary 15-Day Driving Permit that will permit you to drive after your arrest for 15 days, after which your driving privileges will be suspended unless you act NOW. Depending on whether you refused to provide a sample or not you will be able to challenge the DOR's suspension of your driving privileges in Civil Court or in an Administrative Hearing.
Contact Anthony Bretz now to make sure you have someone on your side protecting your rights. Have a skilled Missouri DUI Lawyer working on your case immediately when are ticketed with a Fifth DUI in Missouri.