DWI/DUI stands for driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) and refers to operating a motor vehicle while driving under the influence of either alcohol or some other intoxicant such that the operator is impaired.
According to the State of Missouri, there is an administrative case and a criminal case that exist when you receive a citation for a DWI or DUI.
Following a DWI or DUI, the administrative case affects your driver’s license and may result in a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. You must act quickly in order to preserve your rights in the administrative case, so contact a lawyer immediately. Make sure you read the paperwork that you receive, because it will inform you of any deadlines that apply to your administrative case.
Following a DWI or DUI, the criminal case affects your criminal record, and it may also affect your driver’s license if you are convicted. A lawyer will assist you in reviewing the evidence that the prosecution has and will help you make an educated decision on how to proceed.
An attorney will meet with you to review your case and the evidence the prosecution has against you. The burden of proving a violation is on the prosecution. You have certain rights that law enforcement cannot violate, and if these rights are violated, an attorney can help you point it out to the judge and suppress any unlawfully obtained evidence.
Additionally, attorneys can work with prosecutors to attempt to negotiate any offers or pleas in your DWI or DUI case to avoid a criminal record by taking into consideration your background and qualities as an individual. If this proves impossible, the attorney can help you present your qualities to a judge and seek leniency from the court whether or not the case is presented through a trial or a plea.
A DWI or DUI lawsuit can be very complex, and it is imperative that you seek a qualified attorney to represent you in wake of a DWI or DUI.
Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC Should Be Your Choice in Wake of a DWI or DUI
Our expert lawyers have successfully represented hundreds of individuals in cases involving DWIs or DUIs (and even BWI, which is boating while intoxicated). We have argued many cases so successfully that the prosecution or the judge has seen fit to dismiss the charges all together.
We are almost always able to successfully represent our clients by helping them assert their civil rights through a suppression hearing or a trial or by helping them admit their wrongs in a manner that helps them obtain the best result possible in the situation based on the individual facts of their case.
About Traffic Law
Traffic law cases include any traffic violation such as a speeding ticket, careless and imprudent/reckless driving, running a stop sign or a red light, failing to maintain your lane, failing to signal, etc.
Points are assessed against your license when you receive moving violations, such as speeding. If you receive too many points within a certain time frame, you will lose your license. As your points increase, you will also receive less leniency in any future traffic violations. Additionally, insurance companies often increase your insurance premiums in the case of too many points on your license.
Traffic violation cases can get very complex, and it is imperative that you seek a qualified lawyer and law firm in wake of a traffic violation.
Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC Should Be Your Choice in Wake of a Traffic Violation
With years of experience in Jefferson City, we are happy to meet with you to review the facts of your traffic violation, and we will review the evidence the prosecution has against you. The burden of proving a traffic violation is on the prosecution. You have certain rights that law enforcement cannot violate, and if these rights are violated, an attorney can help you point it out to the judge and suppress any unlawfully obtained evidence.
Additionally, we have a reputable relationship with the prosecutors, and we work hard to negotiate any offers or pleas in your case to avoid a criminal record and points being assessed on your license. If this proves impossible, we can help you present your qualities to a judge and seek leniency from the court whether or not the case is presented through a trial or a plea.
The best result in a traffic violation case is a dismissal of the charges. This can be achieved by hiring a lawyer that will work to suppress damaging evidence, or who will work to persuade the prosecution of the weaknesses in their case, or who will persuade the judge of the lack of evidence. Successful traffic violation case outcomes include deferral, probation or a not-guilty verdict following a trial.
Our years of experience and knowledge of the court system in Jefferson City has given us a reputation as top DWI, DUI and traffic violation attorneys in Jefferson City. Click here to learn more about our law firm. If you have gotten a DWI, DUI or traffic violation, contact our expert lawyers today.