TIMING IS CRITICAL IN DWI DEFENSE
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you should consult with an attorney as quickly as possible. You have the right to challenge the decision to suspend or revoke your license for any alcohol-related offense. Missouri has extremely strict filing deadlines when it comes to drinking and driving violations. Failure to meet these deadlines results in the loss of your license and any rights that you have to appeal or challenge the Department of Revenue’s decision to take your driving privileges.
If you are alleged to have blown over the legal limit .08%, you and your attorney only have 15 days from the date of the stop in which to initiate proceedings to keep your license. If you are accused of refusing to submit to a breath, blood, urine, or saliva test, you and your attorney have only 30 days to initiate proceedings to save you from a long-term license revocation.
When you are charged with an alcohol-related offense, you actually have two separate, but extremely crucial matters to handle. There is a criminal case against you which will be charged either in the municipality you were cited (for a first-time offense) or in the Circuit Court of the county where you were pulled over. In addition to the criminal case there will also be a civil case where you are seeking to keep your license.
Quality DWI Attorney When it Matters Most
For many people, a DWI or a DUI is the most serious offense they will ever encounter. In Missouri, driving while intoxicated, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has harsh consequences – both on your driver’s license and criminal record.
The consequences of a DWI can cause you to lose your license, your job, or even your freedom. With such important things at stake, you need the highest quality representation available when dealing with a DWI.