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Dedicated and Aggressive St. Louis DWI Attorneys

The experience to defend your rights

Being accused of driving while intoxicated in Missouri can be a confusing and worrisome experience. There is the potential of an administrative license suspension, the criminal charge, the effect on your insurance, as well as other issues. The Morris Firm is here to help you navigate this difficult situation you find yourself in. We have been defending those accused of DWI since 2005, and have helped hundreds of clients mitigate any long-term consequences of being charged with DUI. Any issues with the way the initial stop was conducted, the sobriety tests administered, the calibration of a breathalyzer, or other issues may lessen the charges against you or have them dismissed altogether.

Driving While Intoxicated in Missouri

In Missouri, a person who drives with a blood-alcohol content of higher that 0.08% is committing the crime of driving while intoxicated. If you are under 21 the limit is 0.20%. If you are the holder of a commercial driver’s license or any professional license, there may be additional collateral penalties. There are both administrative and criminal penalties associated with being charged with DWI.

  • Criminal – this portion is the actual “charge” of DWI. It can result in fines, the loss of your license, restricted driving privileges, higher insurance rates, and even jail time.
  • Administrative – in Missouri, if you are found to have over the legal limit while driving (or refuse a breathalyzer), there is an automatic license suspension that follows, unless it is appealed in an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest.

There are many ways an experience St. Louis DWI attorney can challenge a DWI charge. Some of the common issues raised in DWI cases include:

  • The reason for the initial stop
  • The calibration of the breathalyzer
  • Public vs. private roads
  • The administration of field sobriety tests

 

Call an experienced and aggressive St. Louis DWI attorney today to protect your rights

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced St. Louis DWI attorney as soon as possible. The Morris Firm can help you keep you license, possibly reduce the charges, and mitigate any long term consequences you may face. Our office is conveniently located in downtown St. Louis, just minutes from the courthouse. We offer free consultations, and evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. To schedule your free consultation, call The Morris Firm at (314)-241-5900 or contact us online through our contact form here.