DWI/DUI Lawyers in Kirksville, Missouri
Experienced DWI Defense Lawyers
Missouri has legislated tough Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) laws. Being ticketed for DWI offenses is no longer just about losing points from your driver’s license and paying higher insurance rates. Now, even a first offense can remain on your record permanently which could keep you from employment and other opportunities throughout your lifetime. That’s precisely why having a tough, experienced legal team beside you is critical to your future.
Motorists found guilty of having a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more receive an automatic suspension of their driver’s license and may also pay a fine and/or spend time in jail. Punishment is even more severe for drivers convicted of multiple DWI offenses and those where the offense occurred during an accident.
The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) categorizes their policies under two major areas, Criminal Alcohol Law and Administrative Alcohol Law. Under the latter, you can lose your license even if the ticket was disposed of during a court proceeding or the charge reduced. For more information about DOR policies, see https://dor.mo.gov/drivers/dwiinfo.php.
Sound confusing? It is to most people, but not to our knowledgeable legal team. A DWI, Driving While Revoked and other traffic charges can be devastating to your future. We try to help you retain your driving privileges, where possible, and to keep your record as free of convictions for moving violations as possible.
The Benson Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of DWI cases, garnering the best possible results for our clients. If you or someone you know has been cited for DWI, driving while revoked or other traffic violations in Missouri, contact us immediately.