We Can Help Fight Your
Hillsboro, MO DWI Charge
If you have recently been ticketed or charged with driving while intoxicated (DUI / DWI) in Hillsboro, Missouri, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Given the incredible amount of information (and mis-information) available online at the click of a button, where can you turn? Who can you trust? While you may be feeling overwhelmed or even helpless, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Here at Wegge & Casey, P.C., we are criminal defense law firm with a team of dedicated attorneys who have handled DWIs from every side. Forrest Wegge is a founding partner of the firm and is the former elected prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County. Forrest has deep ties to Hillsboro, MO, having served as the county's elected prosecutor in Hillsboro for twelve years. And Hillsboro, Missouri is where Forrest and his partner David Casey, former assistant prosecutor, chose to establish Wegge & Casey, P.C. right on the courthouse square. If you received a DWI in Hillsboro, know that we have lawyers with the local knowledge and the expertise to help you with those charges.
Section 577.010 of the Missouri Revised Statutes governs DWI law throughout Missouri, including Hillsboro. That section prohibits anyone in an intoxicated condition from operating a motor vehicle. Motor vehicles are defined broadly under the statute and under Missouri case law - a motor vehicle includes everything from a car, truck, or SUV to a riding lawn mower, provided that it is powered. "Intoxicated condition" is defined to include drugs, alcohol, and controlled substances.
There can be serious penalties for receiving a DWI or DUI in Hillsboro, MO. These range from misdemeanors to felonies, and can vary dramatically depending on how much prior DWIs someone has accrued, as well as whether or not anyone was injured as a result of the intoxicated driving. In addition to these criminal sanctions which include fines and jail or prison time, there are serious civil consequences as well. A refusal to blow, for example, can mean the loss of your license for a year, and DWI pleas or findings of guilt can lead to license suspensions and revocations through the Director of Revenue.
If you have or a loved one has gotten a DWI in Hillsboro, MO, then you need an attorney who stays up-to-date on changes in the law. There are many competing state regulations and statutes, which can dramatically alter the outcome of a DWI. An experienced lawyer can examine your case from all angles, can review the reports, analyze the breath tests and field sobriety tests for issues as applicable, and negotiate with the prosecutor on your behalf.
At Wegge & Casey, P.C., we are located at 411 Maple St. in Hillsboro, MO. We have a team of dedicated criminal defense attorneys. including the former elected prosecutor of Jefferson County. We offer free consultations, and we are waiting for your call.