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DWI Overview

Missouri Driving While Intoxicated Overview

At Henderson Law Group, our DWI attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of individuals charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI / DUI) and other alcohol-related offenses. We understand that you may be feeling nervous, embarrassed, or even hopeless. Fortunately, if you have been charged with DWI, you have rights. Many individuals believe that if they are charged with drunk driving, they have no way to fight it. Often, they believe that the best they can hope for is to pay a smaller fine, avoid jail time, or possibly getting their DWI reduced to a lesser charge. While these are all possibilities, the DWI lawyers of Henderson Law Group will fight to keep a DWI charge off of your record and allow you to keep your driver’s license.

A DWI Charge Has Two Separate Cases

If you are arrested for DWI in Missouri, there are always two aspects to your DWI/DUI defense case. There is a DWI criminal case to determine the actual guilt or innocence of whether you were operating a vehicle while intoxicated or impaired and there is an administrative case pertaining to your driving privileges. The two cases are entirely separate and independent of each other and have no bearing on each other. Therefore, it is possible to have the criminal charge dismissed and still lose the driver’s license case.

If you have been charged with DWI in Missouri, it is vital that you call a knowledgeable and skilled St. Louis DWI lawyer immediately. You only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the Department of Revenue to attempt to save your license.

Aggressive DUI Lawyers

At Henderson Law Group, our Missouri DWI lawyers are committed to providing you with aggressive defense from the outset. Our lawyers understand and know the exact procedures that police officers are trained to do when making a DWI arrest. This enables us to determine whether the arresting officer had probable cause to stop and arrest you, determine whether the officer administered and scored the field sobriety test according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards, and to develop possible challenges to the Breathalyzer results. Further, our DWI lawyers will go to the site of arrest to develop additional challenges to your DWI charge. From the beginning, we work hard to protect your rights.

Contact a St. Louis DWI Lawyer Today

At Henderson Law Group, we handle cases ranging from a first-time DWI offense to felony DWI cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. Our experienced DWI lawyers understand this complex area of law, and know what steps to take to protect your rights. We will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for you. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.