Criminal DWI Charges

DWI Experience and Expertise

I have fought and won several DWI cases in Jefferson County and throughout the Saint Louis area.  During a DWI investigation, police will cut corners, take shortcuts, and make mistakes.  Your DUI lawyer should not!  I provide my clients with an incredibly thorough DWI defense that often times leads to helpful evidence – the type of evidence that gets a DWI reduced to a non-alcohol violation, or even thrown out and dismissed.

If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI in Jefferson County you are facing a serious charge that could result in the loss of your driver's license, a criminal record, or even a jail or prison sentence.  Because the stakes are so high in every case, it is extremely important to have the best Jefferson County DWI lawyer available to fight for you throughout the case.

State Court or Municipal DWI

Whether your DWI / DUI is charged in state court or one of the many municipal divisions of Jefferson County depends on what police department charged you, and whether or not you have prior DWI arrests or convictions.

  • Any DWI issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Jefferson County will be prosecuted by the State Court in Hillsboro.
  • Other police departments will often prosecute first-time offenses locally in municipalities such as Byrnes Mill, Festus, Pevely, etc.

If you have a question as to which court your case is being prosecuted, contact me and I will answer this and any other question you may have.

Refused to Blow in Jefferson County

If you are facing a DWI in Jefferson County and the officer alleges that you refused to blow under the Missouri Implied Consent law, you will be facing a one-year revocation of your license.  You only have 30 days from the arrest to contest the revocation of your license.  It is extremely important to contact a Jefferson County DWI Attorney as quickly as possible to discuss your options in fighting for your license.  In most cases, a Petition for Review will be filed by your lawyer, and in many cases, your license can be saved when an experienced DWI lawyer is fighting for you.