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Arrested for a DWI in Missouri? Let a Former Prosecutor Help!

Being pulled over for any reason while you are driving can cause anyone to worry, even if you weren't doing anything wrong. Law enforcement officials may not immediately explain what is going on and you could quickly find yourself being arrested. If you have been arrested for a DWI ("DUI") offense, speaking with a Springfield DWI lawyer right away is vital.

At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, our DWI attorneys in Springfield are here to help. Call today!

With experience as former prosecutors that has allowed us to develop working relationships within the courtroom and gain unique insight, you can trust in our team to guide you through your case.

DWI Charges in Missouri

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Our Springfield DWI lawyer at Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC may be able to help you avoid the fall-out from a drunk driving or DWI charge. We know our way around any DUI court process and we work diligently to preserve our clients’ rights. If you have been charged with a DWI, it is crucial to retain legal counsel from someone who knows all the ins and outs of this area of the law so you have a strong chance of a favorable outcome.

At Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC, we can help you with:

  • First-Time DWI Offenses
  • Multiple DWI Offenses
  • Underage DWI
  • DWI Accidents
  • DWI with Drugs
  • Driver’s License Suspension
  • Sobriety Tests & Breath and Blood Tests

Our drunk driving defense firm may be able to stop proceedings by discrediting the evidence or helping you in a plea bargain for reduced charges. You can trust that when you need our help, our DUI attorneys in Springfield know the effective strategies to counsel you.

Consequences of DWI Charges

DUI/ DWI offenses are taken very seriously in the eyes of the law, as driving intoxicated is very dangerous. We want to help keep you out of jail and prevent a conviction, which can affect your life in a number of ways and lead to a mark on your record.

There are many possible penalties of a DWI conviction, including:

  • DUI/ DMV school
  • Community service
  • Probation
  • Jail or prison sentence
  • License suspension
  • Restitution
  • Monetary fines

Penalties for First, Second & Third DWI Offenses

Under Missouri law, if you are charged with DWI for the first time you could face the following penalties:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • $1,000 maximum fine
  • Driver’s License Suspension for 30 days after which you may have a 60-day restricted license
  • Ignition Interlock Device for 60 days

If you are charged with a 2nd offense you could face:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • $2,000 maximum fine
  • License revocation for 5 years
  • Ignition Interlock Device for a minimum of 6 months

If you are charged with a 3rd offense you could face:

  • Up to 4 years in jail
  • $10,000 maximum fine
  • License revocation for 10 years
  • Ignition Interlock Device for a minimum of 6 months

Missouri BAC Limit

Under Missouri law, if you drive with a BAC of 0.08% or above, you can be charged with DWI. Missouri upholds “per se” BAC limit DWI law which means that no other evidence of impairment is necessary to convict you if your BAC is above this limit.

If you have a BAC of 0.15% or higher, you could also be facing an enhanced penalty and a conviction of aggravated DWI. If convicted of “aggravated DWI” you could be facing even more severe penalties. Missouri also has a “zero tolerance law” that means that if you are caught driving with a BAC level of 0.02% and you are under the legal age to drink, you can also be facing charges for DWI.

Our Springfield DUI attorney is prepared to help you if you have been charged with DWI after driving over the legal BAC limit. Do not hesitate to start your defense by calling (417) 213-5441 today.

What Should I Do After an Arrest in Missouri?

When you are first pulled over for DUI/ DWI, there are several tests that a law enforcement official will ask you to go through. You are not obligated to submit to these tests, but if you argue with the officer it may lead to further trouble down the line. Law enforcement officials may pressure you to answer questions or talk to them about your charge.

The most important thing to remember is that you do not talk to law enforcement or answer questions before a DWI attorney in Springfield, MO is present. Stay silent and wait for your Springfield DWI lawyer to show up to speak on your behalf and ensure your rights are not violated.

Contact a Springfield, MO DWI Lawyer for a Free Consult!

We take every case extremely seriously and want you to feel prepared and confident when facing your charges. We can answer any questions and address your concerns with honesty and can provide you with your legal options for pursuing a favorable outcome.

Would you like to speak with a Springfield DWI lawyer about your case? Contact us now at (417) 213-5441 for a free case consultation.

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