While most people realize that a Driving While Intoxicated charge is a serious criminal offense, they do not fully comprehend the impact it can have on their lives. A DWI has both criminal (courtroom) and administrative (Missouri Department of Revenue) aspects. Criminally, a DWI can result in, among other things, jail time, large fines, court costs, probation fees, recoupment fees and restitution. On the civil side, a DWI can result in a suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, which will impact your ability to work.
It is important that you hire the O’Fallon Law Firm, LLC quickly after being arrested for DWI. You must appeal the administrative suspension within 15 days from the day you were arrested or the Department of Revenue will issue a suspension or revocation against your driver’s license. We can temporarily, and perhaps permanently, stop this penalty against your driver’s license.
The laws punishing a DWI were amended recently and generally increased the impact this charge may have on you. If you have previously had an alcohol related traffic stop, your case may be sent to state court where minimum penalties have to be imposed if you are found or plead guilty. There are many aspects to consider when faced with a DWI charge and you need someone with a thorough knowledge of the complexities of DWI law in to assist you. Our experience, intricate understanding of DUI law and aggressive approach to legal defense has helped clients stay out of jail and legally driving down the road.
The O’Fallon Law Firm, LLC represents those charged with DWI in St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Warren County and most municipalities.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about your situation.