Skilled DWI Lawyer St. Louis
If you or a loved one were recently charged with a DWI in Missouri, we know you have questions that you want answered now, not after hours of searching through a website. Click on any of the following questions for a quick, straight-forward answer, or enter your own question to be contacted by our Skilled DWI Attorney with answers right away.
Although jail is a possibility, it is unlikely you will go to jail on a first, or even 2nd time DWI in Missouri unless an accident was involved. You can learn more about what probation (a very possible outcome) looks like in Missouri here. If you were involved in an accident or have 2 or more prior DWI convictions, jail time becomes more of a possibility, although it can still be avoided in many cases with a good DWI attorney.
Although a good DWI attorney knows all the possible ways to help avoid a license suspension or revocation, it's still a strong possibility that you may have to endure some period of suspension or revocation. The length of the suspension or revocation depends on whether you blew or not, and whether you have any priors. Often times, even if you have to serve a suspension or revocation, there are options to have a limited driving privilege or restricted driving privilege for some or all of the suspension/revocation period. You can read more about the license case here.
If this is a first time DWI, it is unlikely to have a lasting impact on your career except for a few job types. The careers that are most likely to be impacted by a DWI conviction are cases where you have to drive for a living or are required to have a special operator license like a CDL. I have helped pilots and boat operators, nurses, and pharmacists and more whose careers were not impacted. A good DWI lawyer can help make sure your career is impacted as little as possible, and if you have a career that requires you to drive, it's important to get in touch with a good DWI lawyer as soon as possible. You can contact me now here.
My fee does vary a bit depending on the court and whether or not you hire me in time to handle your license case. My lowest fee for a first-time DWI without a license case is $1995, highest for a first-time DWI with a license case is going to be $4950+ filing fees, but we can discuss what type of representation you're looking for (some people want to go all out, others want to hurry it along and get it behind them--either way, you're going to have eagle eyes going through your police report and other discovery docs to make sure we hit it from every angle). On top of my fee and any filing fees (those only happen in refusal cases), you will likely eventually have additional fees like fines and court costs, possibly SATOP fees, fees for other classes like VIP, and maybe a few other things. There's some good info at the bottom of this page about some of the costs for things that might come up. DWI's aren't cheap, even if you have a great attorney fee.
Our firm is in demand. We often start your intake process with our online form submission, back and forth texting, ball park pricing, assessment of funds, and arranging a call with a lead paralegal or attorney to discuss payment, expectations, a client interview, and a few other things.Time is all that lawyers have to sell and good lawyers’ time is in demand. We simply cannot afford to give DWI 101s to every person who has questions about their DWI case. We would never get off the phone. Unfortunately, the primary filter we can use is to shoot you a ballpark and if you are certain you are working with those funds, we can begin the process. At this point in our firm’s history, we only have time to engage with those folks that know us and want us because of our reputation, results, past clients, and presence in the community and court system. Please fill out our online form or text us at 314-895-4040 if you already know we are the firm you need.”