Driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases may be among the most common in this day and age, but they can pose serious effects on your record if not met with a strong defense.
Prosecutors throughout Springfield and southwest Missouri take driving while intoxicated offenses seriously. Thus, so does our DWI legal team.
Our team of top rated defense attorneys have been recognized among the best Springfield DWI Attorneys year after year.
It’s common to think that if you are arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) you must plead guilty. However, there are many defenses to being charged with DWI.
It is important to have an experienced legal team to find these flaws in cases that may be overlooked.
An Experienced DWI Attorney Matters
Our Springfield law office has many years of combined experience in dealing with alcohol related offenses, specifically DWI charges. We help contest DWI charges and assist with the administrative hearings required to recover your driver’s license.
Our record of successfully helping our Springfield area clients beat moderate and severe DUI/DWI related charges has earned our firm an excellent reputation in courts around the nation including recognition among U.S. News Best Lawyers and inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Top 100.
If you have any questions about defending a DWI in Springfield, Missouri or throughout southwest Missouri, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
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, jail time, fines, community service and license suspension.
A second offense DWI conviction may result in additional points on your license, mandatory jail time or increased community service, up to a five year suspension of your license.
Third or subsequent offenses for DWI may result in felony charges. Depending on the severity of your charge, you may be required to complete probation, required community service hours and a jail sentence. More importantly, you could be a convicted felon for the rest of your life. In short, the stakes are much higher than most think.
Many of these penalties can affect your livelihood if you drive for a living, your ability to get to work or attend school and the amount you need to pay for insurance. Our Springfield, Missouri based DWI attorneys know what is best for you and work to find the most favorable outcome possible.
How We Fight a Driving While Intoxicated Offense?
There are many steps we take to address a DWI in Springfield, MO. Below are simply a few of the measures that can work in your favor.
- Challenging traffic stops
- Challenging the administration of field sobriety tests
- Challenging the accuracy of the breath testing machine
- Reviewing squad car dash-cam videos
- Reviewing surveillance videos and booking videos
- Reviewing client medical status for conditions that may affect test results
- Interviewing witnesses
- Investigating the arresting officer’s record
- Taking depositions of the arresting officer
- Investigating road and weather conditions
If you’ve been met with a DWI offense, give yourself the confidence of having the best DWI Lawyer in the Springfield area working on your case.
Let Us Handle Your DUI/DWI Case
When you have a charge as serious as a DUI/DWI against you, you need a defense team that’s ready to fight on your side. Our firm has over 60 years experience in successfully defending Springfield-area residents. We have the right lawyers, paralegals, support staff, and resources to assist with your case and get your life back on track.
The initial case consultation is free! Let us show you why our firm is the Springfield area’s best choice for criminal defense.