By: Twibell Pierson
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Springfield’s Best DWI Defense Lawyers
Nobody plans to get charged or arrested for a DWI, but if you were to be convicted of a DWI, it could have long term effects on your life. To make matters worse, you have to contend with not one but two government entities…..both the courts and the Missouri Department of Revenue, which controls drivers licenses! Don’t leave your future in the hands of an attorney who doesn’t practice DWI defense specifically.
If you have been charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in southwest Missouri, it’s critical for you to assert your constitutional rights and act before your license is suspended. The State is working on your conviction. You need to start building your defense and protecting your future.
Even a first offense DWI can have life-altering consequences from loss of license to loss of employment. That’s why we encourage anyone who has been arrested for DWI to contact us for a no-obligation consultation within the first 15 days since being arrested if possible.
If you’ve been arrested, or are under investigation, for a DWI offense in Springfield, MO, you must have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.
We’re committed to providing you with the best possible outcome. Call us today for a free consultation, at 417-862-1741.
DWI charges can be life-altering. Twibell Pierson Criminal Law doesn’t see you as “just a number.”
UNDERSTANDING MISSOURI DWI CHARGES
Drug-related charges can vary a great deal, depending on the type of drug involved in the case, the amount of it, and the apparent intent of the defendant. The penalties for a first time DWI offense are serious, and can include:
- Up to 180- 365 days in jail
- Up to a $1,000 dollar fine
- A Missouri Driver’s License suspension from 90 days to 1year
- Supervised Probation with alcohol monitoring
- An alcohol monitoring device installed in vehicles
- A lifelong criminal conviction which can negatively impact college admissions, military eligibility, employment opportunities, travel, and immigration status.
Our attorneys can handle any DWI offense. We also understand that the laws involved may be applied differently, depending on the substance that the state accuses you of being impaired by. We have worked on—and won—cases where clients have tested above the legal limit for alcohol and cases where individuals blood has tested positive for drugs.
At the Twibell Pierson Criminal Law we aim to get your case dismissed outright. Each case is different and sometimes the goal will be keeping the case off an individual’s record, through a Suspended Imposition Sentence. In most cases, a dismissal doesn’t have anything to do with you. It has to do with the actions of law enforcement.
The law offices of Twibell Pierson has decades of experience in the field of Driving While Intoxicated Defense. DWI Defense requires creativity, experience and specialized knowledge into DWI investigations.
We understand that DWI cases aren’t as black and white as prosecutors would like to make them out to be based upon a number. Whether you’ve been charged with a first offense DWI or a felony DWI, at Twibell Pierson Criminal Law we have the experience to resolve your case.
Only an experienced attorney fully understands the applicable laws and is fully equipped to fight for your rights. Call Twibell Pierson today, at 417-862-1741.
All DWI Cases are Serious
One misconception we often see among clients is that some types of cases are less “serious” than others. It is true that some charges may have less potential for the most severe penalties, but make no mistake, there is no such thing as a “minor” DWI conviction in Missouri. Being convicted of DWI can result in loss of license, increased insurance rates and in some case loss of employment.
That’s why we heavily stress the need to contact a lawyer as soon as you are arrested for Suspicion of DWI. The more time we have to examine your case and prepare your defense, the more likely we are to get you the best possible outcome. Hiring an attorney in the first fifteen days can also preserve your administrative rights to your driver’s license by requesting a hearing and challenging the Department of Revenue.
While, first time DWI’s have serious consequences, they are not nearly as severe felony DWIs. A felony DWI is when a person accumulates three or more DWI’s. Felony DWI’s can have a range of consequences, and can include:
- Ten-year loss of license
- DWI Court
- Random Drug and Alcohol Testing
- 480 Hours of Community
- 2 years mandatory prison time (when five or more DWI’s)
- Convicted Felon for Life!
Felony DWIs are aggressively prosecuted throughout southern Missouri. The importance of having an experienced DWI attorney cannot be overstated. The consequences for a felony DWI follow individuals for the rest of their lives.
The right DWI attorney can help no matter how serious the charge may seem. Being convicted can have devastating consequences, but a robust defense can help mitigate that—or even get you cleared of all charges.
However, it’s imperative that we start building your case as soon as possible, please call us today at 417-862-1741.
Don’t Risk Your Future
A DWI conviction can disqualify you from career opportunities and other programs. It is critical to consider your future, and we can help you protect it.
Don’t gamble your future on a DWI conviction. Our attorneys are standing by to help you get the best possible outcome. A felony DWI charge can disrupt your life for years, resulting in time spent in jail or even prison. It’s not worth the risk. Call us today and engage the services of an experienced attorney who specializes in DWI charges.
The attorneys at Twibell Pierson specialize in criminal law and criminal defense and have award-winning experience handling DWI cases, this includes lecturing on DWI defense throughout Missouri.