You should never get behind the steering wheel of any vehicle after consuming alcohol but sometimes everyone makes a mistake. If you have been pulled over and received a DWI/DUI offense and need help understanding your rights, Call WAITS & WITTEMAN, LLC – ATTORNEYS AT LAW at (816) 541-8600.
DWI/DUI charges that lead to a conviction may have severe consequences and penalties. You can lose your driving privileges, raise or be dropped from your insurance carrier and pay large fines/court costs. Some DWI/DUI convictions can even result in jail time. That is why it is important for you to have the right attorney, one that has the experience and knowledge to make sure your rights will be protected.
DUI/DWI charges in Missouri can possibly result in two separate and distinct legal actions against you. First is the criminal case, where the State or Municipality will present evidence against you in order to obtain a criminal conviction. The other is the Missouri Department of Revenue’s case to try to suspend or revoke your driver’s license and privileges.
As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we have extensive knowledge of the legal system and can begin building a strategy for your alleged DUI/DWI charges. We will begin by gathering important evidence and making sure the police followed the proper protocol. From the time of the initial traffic stop, field sobriety tests, and issuance of a breathalyzer result, we will make sure that your rights of due process were followed correctly. If law enforcement gets in a hurry and makes a mistake, it could result in a positive outcome to your case. Jim’s background as a prosecuting and criminal defense attorney gives him the insight and experience needed to recognize an opportunity within the evidence to garnish a favorable result for his client. His skills in negotiating and trying many DUI/DWI cases, including felony DWI/DUI cases, gives him the knowledge you need to minimize the penalties, fines and costs in your criminal and revocation cases.
Serious legal concerns will require you to consider your rights and options. When facing criminal charges you want an experienced lawyer on your side, one that will fight to protect you. We will take the time to speak with you regarding the charges you are facing and thoroughly answer any questions you may have.
If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, contact DWI/DUI defense attorneys Waits & Witteman, LLC at (816) 541-8600 today to schedule a free initial consultation. We can help you answer your questions regarding dwi/dui’s and explain your legal options.