DO NOT SPEAK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY.
If you have been arrested or are under investigation by law enforcement, you have the right to remain silent.
The police are permitted to use deception and false information to make their case against you. Any admissions, mistakes or omissions will be used against you in a court of law.
DWI & DUI arrests bring serious consequences.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you must act quickly. Not only can the arrest lead to jail time, but it can also cause you to lose your drivers license.
Missouri DWI law establishes two independent penalties for DWI: Criminal Penalties & Administrative Penalties.
With the Criminal Penalty, a person convicted of an alcohol-related traffic offense faces potential jail time and fines in addition to points being assessed to his/her driving record, which may result in loss of driving privileges.
Missouri, like many states around the U.S., continues to implement stricter penalties for DWI arrests and convictions. Presently, a third DWI conviction is a C felony offense, which brings up to five years incarceration. Under the penalty enhancements enacted in 2005, a person deemed to be an aggravated offender may get 7 - 15 years in jail.
With the Administrative Penalty, the law allows the MO Department of Revenue to suspend or revoke a person's driving privileges regardless of criminal conviction or acquittal. Presently, failing a sobriety test or refusal to comply with the breathalyzer gives the government this authority. Failing to request administrative review will forfeit the right to appeal and driving privileges will be lost.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WRONGFUL PROSECUTION AND CONVICTION. CONTACT THE KAISER LAW OFFICE TO DISCUSS YOUR OPTIONS AND DEFEND YOURSELF. Telephone (816) 645-5799