CHARGED WITH DWI IN MISSOURI? 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW:
If you have been charged with driving while intoxicated in Missouri, you should know:
1. Every case is defensible, even if you don’t think you have one. Just because you have been arrested does not mean you’re guilty or that you will be convicted. While the state may contend that it has evidence of your guilt, an experienced defense attorney can assist you with possible defense strategies.
2. Performing poorly on field sobriety tests does not mean your case is hopeless. Simply because the officer says you performed poorly on the field sobriety tests does not mean that you will be convicted. Many factors play into how well a person performs or how many “clues” of intoxication they exhibit in field sobriety tests. Age, weight, medical conditions, and even environmental factors may affect performance. Likewise, for these tests to be considered accurate, they must have been performed properly. An experienced attorney may help you review the administration of the tests as well as their results to assist in your defense.
3. Just because you blew over the legal limit in a breath test, does not mean that your case is over. Similar to the field sobriety tests, chemical tests must be performed properly to be considered accurate. In addition, just because the test was given does not mean it will be admissible in court. An experienced attorney will be able to help you interpret and challenge the results of any chemical tests.
Of course there are more than three things you should know about driving while intoxicated charges in Missouri. To learn more, please contact us for a consultation.