DWI Defense Lawyers In St. Louis
If you have been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may think that you have no choice but to plead guilty. Fortunately, the disposition of a DWI charge is not automatic, and, in many instances, you do have options. It is important to have an attorney on your side to advocate for you and walk you through the legal and administrative processes. The lawyers at Richard H. Sindel, Inc., have been able to find the fatal flaws in many cases that on initial examination look hopeless.
At our St. Louis law firm, we help clients contest DWI charges. We also assist them with the administrative hearings required to recover their driver’s licenses after being arrested and charged with drunk driving. Our attorneys have many years of experience helping people fight DWI charges.
Why Fight A Drunk Driving Charge?
Even a first DWI is not without consequences. The penalties can include points on your driver’s license, increased car insurance rates and a 30-day license suspension. For second and third DWI convictions, you face a felony conviction, additional points on your license, a one-year revocation and a five- or 10-year license denial. Depending on the level of the charge, you may be required to complete probation, required community service and a jail sentence. In short, the stakes are much higher than you may have thought.
Such penalties can affect your livelihood if you drive for a living, your ability to get to work or school and the amount you need to pay for insurance. Our St. Louis, Missouri, defense attorneys know how to seek the most favorable outcome possible, whether that involves community service instead of jail, a restricted license or a dismissal of the charges.
How We Help In Drunk Driving Cases
Our Missouri attorneys fight DUI charges in numerous ways, including:
- Challenging traffic stops
- Challenging the administration of field sobriety tests
- Challenging the accuracy of the breath testing machine
- Reviewing squad car or surveillance videos
- Reviewing client medical status for conditions that may affect test results
- Interviewing witnesses
- Investigating the arresting officer’s record
- Investigating road and weather conditions
Our Attorneys Know
Reach out to our criminal law firm if you are arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in the St. Louis area. We can challenge the charges to help you keep your driving privileges and avoid other penalties. For a free initial consultation, call us or complete our contact form.