Springfield DWI Attorney
I am a Springfield Mo DWI Attorney with over 25 years of experience defending clients charged with felony, misdemeanor and municipal driving while intoxicated offenses throughout Southwest Missouri. A DWI or DUI charge can turn your life upside down; I fight hard to make sure that doesn't happen. Maximum criminal penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs range from six months in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense up to 15 years or longer in prison for a fifth offense. Even on a first offense, there is a chance for jail. I can help you get the best possible outcome.
In addition to the criminal charge, most arrests result in an administrative action to suspend or revoke your driving privileges. In order to fight an administrative suspension or revocation, an appeal must be filed within a short time period. If you fail to file the appeal, you lose your chance to fight and you lose your driving privileges.
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, you need advice from an experienced DWI lawyer. I have the training and experience to discuss your case and outline your options. I can explain the Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP) which is required in order to get your driving privileges reinstated. I care about my clients' cases, and I can help you deal with the stress and anxiety which comes from a DWI arrest.
Traffic ticket convictions often result in higher insurance rates, and too many points for moving violations can cause your driving privileges to be suspended or revoked. I have successfully represented clients on Missouri traffic tickets for over 25 years. I can help you with a speeding ticket, careless and imprudent driving (C&I), leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to yield, no insurance and other moving violations. The worst thing you can do is plead guilty and pay a fine without knowing your options. I can answer your questions, explain how I can help and give you the advice you need.
If you have received a traffic ticket and want to know how many points will be assessed to your license if you are convicted, feel free to call my office. You can download a list of offenses and points at the Department of Revenue's website here.