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If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs, you may face DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges in Missouri. Also referred to as DUI (driving under the influence) in other states, DWI is a potentially serious charge that can impact your driving privileges, financial stability, and freedom. It is important to immediately retain legal counsel if you have been arrested for DWI or DUI.
Cavanagh & Associates provides aggressive and experienced DWI defense counsel to clients across St. Charles, St. Louis, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas. Although this is one of the most commonly charged crimes, it can carry severe and lasting consequences. Only with skilled legal counsel do you have the chance of avoiding maximum penalties and license suspension.
License Suspension & DWI
What happens to my license if I am arrested for DWI? This is a common, complicated question that can only be answered by a knowledgeable St. Louis DWI lawyer who is familiar with drunk driving laws. The answer, you may be surprised to know, depends on a number of factors that are specific to your case.
Many people are unaware that if you are arrested DWI or DUI, you face two potential cases:
- A criminal case against you filed by the prosecuting attorney’s office in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred; and
- A civil case against your license filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue.
Failure to represent and defend either case can have devastating consequences for you and affect your ability to operate a vehicle in the future.
Is a DUI/DWI a Felony in Missouri
In the state of Missouri, a DWI is only a felony if it charged against you more than twice.
A third DWI is considered a class D felony and is punishable by time a 4 or 5 year imprisonment. A hefty fine or a driver license revocation of up to 10 years is also enforced on certain class D felony charges.
Protecting Your Freedom & Driver’s License
At Cavanagh & Associates, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help protect both you and your license against potentially devastating consequences that can follow an arrest for DWI or DUI. If you have been arrested, it is imperative that you consult a lawyer immediately to adequately defend your driving privileges.
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