Ready To Combat DWI Charges
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases may be among the most prevalent in this day and age, but they can negatively affect record if not met with a strong defense. It’s common to think that if you are arrested and charged with a DWI that you must plead guilty. However, there are many defenses to being charged with DWI in Missouri. It is important to have an experienced legal team to find these flaws in cases that may be overlooked.
Our top-rated lawyers at Wampler & Passanise are qualified to help you challenge alcohol-related offenses. We regularly contest DWI charges and assist with the administrative hearings required to recover our clients’ driver’s licenses.
Fighting A Drunk Driving Charge Is Critical
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 lawyers know what is best for you and work to find the most favorable outcome possible.
Tailoring Our Approach According To Your Case
There are many steps we take to address a DWI. We have successfully represented countless clients throughout Missouri, and we will tailor our approach according to the facts of your case. You benefit from our customized plans.
We develop strong strategies with a variety of options that include:
- 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
Let Us Handle Your DWI Case
When you have a charge as serious as a DWI against you, you need a defense team that’s ready to fight on your side. Our firm has over 70 years of experience in 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.
“My family never dreaded a meeting or phone call with anyone from the office. They talked to us like they had known us for a while, we always felt comfortable. We trusted them with everything and have no regrets. We strongly recommend them to anyone.”
-Danika, previous client
“I hired Joe for a DWI. From the very beginning, he and his staff were incredibly professional through the entire process. On top of that Joe has a great heart and was always looking out for my best interest. I will recommend him to others.
-Christopher, previous client