DUI/DWI Defense

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In Missouri, your driver’s license is necessary to your daily life and continued employment. Stephen Wyse of the Wyse Law Firm PC is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, and individualized legal services.

Proven Success at Jury Trials – Having won DWI Jury Trial Verdicts of Not-Guilty for Commercial Vehicle and Non-Commercial (passenger) Vehicle Drivers in this very challenging area of the law. Note: Past successes are no guarantee of future success in this very challenging area of the law.

Do You Need a DUI/DWI Lawyer?
Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), while others refer to it as DUI (Driving Under the Influence) but both terms refer to the same offense. Every state has some sort of “drunk driving” statute. We quote “drunk driving” because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is legally required to be proven is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired or that your blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (.08%).

The consequences of a DUI/DWI differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for DUI/DWI in the past, and if you caused injury or death during the DUI/DWI.

 

A DWI Lawyer Can Help…

Assess Your Legal Situation

An experienced DWI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DWI lawyer specializes in DWI matters and knows the process inside and out. A good DWI lawyer also knows the options you might have that a public defender may not know or tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DWI vary greatly from state to state and a DWI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you. Some of these consequences may include:

1. Harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08;

2. Special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI;

3. Possible community service or plea bargaining;

4. Overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license;

5. And contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the Process

Dealing with the Department of Revenue – drivers licensing can be frustrating and time consuming. A DWI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making any other necessary arrangements.

Represent You in Court

In the increasingly harsh and mandatory DWI/DUI sentences an effective lawyer will advise their client that a trial may be their best option. With Wyse Law Firm, P.C., attorneys having won DWI/DUI jury trials our zealous advocacy sometimes causes the government to amend to lesser charges that greatly benefit our clients. An experienced lawyer will invest time into your case to make sure any lesser sentences are obtained.

Is a DWI Lawyer Right for You?

Convictions on your record can have a negative impact on everything from job applications to your ability to maintain your driver’s license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself. Take the first step toward protecting and preserving your way of life by speaking with our attorneys.

If you still aren’t sure if a DWI lawyer is right for your case, here are some general guidelines:

You might want to hire a DWI Lawyer if:

• You don’t understand your rights or DWI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face
• You are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license.

 

Seriously consider hiring a DWI Lawyer:

• Have been arrested for a second DWI (in the same or another state)
• Were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit

 

Definitely hire a DWI Lawyer:

• Have several DWI’s already and have received another;
• Your DWI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured;
• If you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.

WE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU! Call now: 573-449-7755

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