DWI – Driving While Intoxicated

A criminal charge for driving while intoxicated is a serious charge and if it results in a conviction it can result in a number of negative consequences. Most first time DWIs are charged as a B misdemeanor which allows for a maximum punishment of six months in jail and a fine of $1,000. If you received a DWI charge as the result of an accident the prosecuting attorney can charge you with a felony if certain facts exist. If you have been charged with a felony DWI please see our Felony DWI Page for more specific information.

A DWI, even a first time DWI, can result in more than being sentenced to the county jail. It can result in the State of Missouri suspending your driver’s license. You can also be required to carry SR-22 insurance and having an ignition interlock device installed on your car. You don’t have to accept these consequences just because you were arrested you can force the State to prove you where driving while intoxicated. The law requires the prosecuting attorney to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were operating a vehicle in an intoxicated condition. If the prosecutor is not able to prove their case then you cannot be convicted.

If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) the choice of a lawyer is an important decision. Scott Simpson has completed the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing class. That class is recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is the same curriculum taught to police officer. Scott’s training and experience has allowed him to obtain excellent results for his client’s. If you are looking for an experienced DWI attorney then contact Scott today to set up an appointment. scott@knightsimpson.com; (636) 947-7412.