What makes a DWI a felony?

A felony DWI carries a sentence of at least one year and a day. You can be charged with a felony DWI in Minnesota under two separate circumstances:

  1. The current offense is your fourth DWI (or other impaired driving offenses) within a rolling 10 year period of three prior offenses, or
  2. You have previously been convicted of a felony DWI (at any time in your life).

The maximum sentence for a felony DWI is seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. Anyone charged with a felony DWI offense absolutely needs to the assistance of an experienced Minnesota DWI attorney.