A DWI or similar charge in
Missouri is a very serious matter. Beginning with an arrest, an accused
person is faced with harsh and complex problems that reach beyond a single
court case. The criminal penalties are only the tip of an iceberg of
Prior offenders will almost always be facing jail or prison
time, as well as lengthy license revocation periods
First time offenders face a gauntlet of jail or fines, substance abuse treatment and community
Administrative penalties require suspension or revocation of an
offender's driver's license. These may cause employment problems
and auto insurance may become unaffordable.
If you are charged with a
DWI-related offense you need to speak with a lawyer. Do not delay. Your
operator's license will be suspended or revoked automatically within
15 days if you do not act quickly.
A qualified attorney--one
who knows the law and has tried many such cases--will obtain and review
all the discovery in the case, including the technical aspects of
breathalyzer maintenance and calibration. An experienced attorney can
uncover any defects in the state's evidence and have inadmissible evidence
kept out of your case.
After reviewing your case, your attorney can deal with the prosecuting
attorney to obtain the most favorable resolution to your case. While it is
true that most cases are resolved by agreement, you need an attorney with
the toughness and experience to take your case to trial. Randall England
has a reputation for his willingness to try criminal cases and for trying
Contact the Law Office of Randall England at
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