Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is an area of criminal law which continues to evolve as a result of the continuing changes made each year by the Missouri General Assembly. Generally, a person arrested for a DWI not only risks the loss of a driver’s license through a suspension or revocation by the Missouri Department of Revenue, but faces serving time in jail or prison as a result of a DWI guilty plea or conviction. You need to hire a DWI / DUI lawyer with extensive experience handling driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases.
Experienced DUI/DWI Lawyer
This webpage will provide general information regarding DWI, but it is not designed to be a thorough guide. A more thorough analysis will occur at an initial consultation. From his office in Jefferson City, attorney Scott Hamblin represents individuals arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Scott has served as a criminal defense lawyer for hundreds of people arrested for DWI. Scott is a former Cole County prosecuting attorney and utilizes his legal experience in representing his clients. Scott has tried criminal cases is circuit courts and federal courts throughout Missouri. Scott has authored a section of the Missouri Bar’s DWI Law and Practice book in the area of chemical refusal cases which is used a reference for other attorneys who have questions regarding DWI. Scott has been selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers in the area of criminal defense, including DWI. Scott is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Scott’s law office in Jefferson City provides his clientele access to one of the best and most experienced driving while intoxicated (DWI) lawyers in the central Missouri area for which he primarily serves the surrounding counties of Boone, Callaway, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, and Osage.
DWI/DUI Arrests and the Facts that Matter
As mentioned above, DWI laws are continually changing and the outcome often depends on the unique circumstances of the particular arrest. For example, how did the traffic stop for DWI by the officer occur? Was the vehicle being driven at the time of the DWI stop? How did the officer attempt to determine whether a person was intoxicated in making an arrest for DWI? Did the person make any statements to the officer that he or she had been drinking at the time of the arrest for driving while intoxicated? Did the officer read the person his or her Miranda rights during the DWI arrest? How was the chemical analysis of a person’s breath or blood performed to determine the level of alcohol concentration in the body? What DWI field sobriety tests were administered and how did the person perform? What observations did the officer make in determining whether to arrest a person for driving while intoxicated? As these questions illustrate, there are numerous facts and details that must be determined in order to evaluate the strength or weakness of a DWI case to determine how to proceed.
Call DUI attorney Scott Hamblin now to speak with an experienced DWI lawyer about your case. Scott’s knowledgeable and courteous staff will schedule a consultation so that you can learn more about your options.