Fight Your Cape Girardeau County, MO DWI or DUI Charge
If you or someone you know or love has recently been stopped, arrested, or charged with driving while intoxicated (usually called "DUI" or "DWI") in Cape Girardeau or Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, you need a skilled and strong DWI defense, as there is a great deal at stake.
At Wegge & Casey, P.C., our experienced attorneys handle DWI and DUI charges stemming from incidents in Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County, MO. We would consider it a privilege to fight to protect your rights. Our lawyers are dedicated and have decades of DWI experience. Forrest Wegge is a founding partner in the firm. He is a former elected prosecuting attorney of twelve years, and he has deep ties to the state. David Casey, founding partner, is a former assistant prosecuting attorney and spent years handling DWI offenses during his tenure. At Wegge & Casey, P.C., we have lawyers with the knowledge and the expertise to help you with your DWI or DUI Cape Girardeau.
DWI law comes within the purview of Section 577.010, RSMo, and it prohibits people in this state from operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. A motor vehicle is broadly defined and includes everything from cars and trucks to motorcycles, motorized scooters, and even golf carts. "Intoxicated condition" is also defined in the statute, and means intoxication due to drugs, controlled substances, or most commonly alcohol. Penalties for DWI and DUI in Cape Girardeau County can be severe, and they range from misdemeanors for most first and second offenses, up to felonies for the third offense, or those cases in which others are injured or killed as a result of the intoxicated driving. In addition to the criminal penalties, there are a number of civil consequences of a DWI in Cape Girardeau, which can include the loss of your driver's license through the Director of Revenue (the DOR).
If you have been issued a DWI or DUI in Cape Girardeau County, it is imperative to speak with a skilled DWI attorney who stays up-to-date on changes in the law. There are numerous statutes and state regulations which operate simultaneously, making DWI / DUI law one of the most complicated in the entire criminal justice system. An experienced lawyer will review all of the relevant police and alcohol influence reports, look at your case from all angles, analyze the breath tests and the field sobriety tests (FSTs) as appropriate, and even undertake negotiations with the prosecutor on your behalf.
We are Wegge & Casey, P.C., and we have a team of dedicated DUI and DWI attorneys and former prosecutors handling cases throughout Cape Girardeau and Cape Girardeau County, MO. Our initial consultation is always free. And we are waiting for your call.