Pevely, Missouri DWI / DUI Attorneys
If you received a DWI or a DUI in Pevely, Missouri, you need a dedicated team of attorneys who have the experience to handle your case.
DWI law in Pevely is governed at both the municipal and also the state level. Our lawyers have handled hundreds of DWIs over the years, and we have the knowledge to help you achieve the best outcome possible under your particular circumstances.
Section 577.010 of the Missouri Revised Statutes governs driving while intoxicated law throughout Missouri, including Pevely. 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 Pevely. 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 Pevely, 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. right across the street from the county courthouse. 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.