DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED (DWI)
Missouri Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Attorneys
The nightmare of being charged with driving while intoxicated can happen to just about anyone. If you drink, there may come a time when you honestly believe you’re perfectly able to drive – but you’re not. This does not make you less than a model citizen. It makes you human. Whether you’ve been wrongfully charged or made an honest mistake, the lawyers at Miller & Hine will work hard to find a solution and make sure your arrest does not ruin the rest of your life.
How A DWI Conviction Can Make Your Life Very Difficult
By making a guilty plea, you would go from making a bad decision to a worse decision, one that will cost thousands of dollars and severely impact your life for many years to come.
Here’s what may happen if your case goes the wrong way:
- You could lose your license
- Your insurance rates may increase or be outright canceled
- You could face heavy fines
- You could even spend time in jail
What We Do
The first thing that we do is talk to the client to find out what happened just prior to getting pulled over. We ask many important questions so that we know what parts of the case that we can attack. We always check to make sure that the stop of the vehicle was done in accordance of the law and was not an unlawful stop. We then check to make sure that the officer properly conducted the field sobriety tests and that the breathalyzer was properly maintained. If any of these areas are done improperly, we go on attack and try to fight the case.
What to Expect
Many times we are able to work out a deal with the Prosecutor to where you will not take a conviction for the DWI. This means it will stay off of your record and no one will ever have to know. If that is not possible, then we begin preparing for trial to prove your innocence.
How We Can Help
Remember, you are innocent unless proven guilty, and the burden of proving your guilt rests entirely upon the government. Furthermore, depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, it may be possible to reduce some of the charges against you to a lesser offense or complete dismissal of the case.
When you are looking for an attorney, keep in mind that you need counsel to successfully defend your rights. However, you also need an attorney who understands the personal stress this situation causes. When it comes to defending these allegations against you, we can provide you with peace of mind in knowing you are making the right decisions to move on with your life.
The attorneys at Miller & Hine have a goal to keep your record clean, so you don’t lose your freedom or your license. Please call us at (314) 413-2053 for a free consultation, and together we will discuss the details of the incident and what we can do to help you.