Fight Your Washington County, MO DWI or DUI Charge
If you have been arrested or charged with a driving while intoxicated offense, which is often called DWI or DUI, in Washington County, Missouri - it can be scary, and hard to know where to turn. With so much information and mis-information available at your fingertips across the internet, who can you trust?
Wegge & Casey, P.C. handles DWI and DUI charges in Washington County, Missouri and would be privileged to fight for your rights. 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 this part of the state. David Casey, founding partner, was an assistant prosecuting attorney and spent years handling DWI offenses during his tenure. At Wegge & Casey, P.C., we have lawyers with the knowledge and expertise to assist you with your DWI charges.
DWI law comes within the purview of Section 577.010, RSMo, and it specifically prohibits anyone who is in an intoxicated condition from operating a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle is broadly defined and includes everything from cars and trucks to motorcycles, motorized scooters, and even golf carts. "Intoxicated condition" is defined in the statute as well. Intoxicated condition means intoxication due to drugs, controlled substances, or most commonly alcohol. Penalties for DWI and DUI in Washington County, MO 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 Washington County, 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 Washington County, you need an attorney who stays up-to-date on changes in DWI law. It is crucial, as there are many statutes and state regulations which operate simultaneously, making DWI 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 criminal defense attorneys, including former prosecutors. Our initial consultation is free. And we are waiting for your call.