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Aggressive St. Louis DUI Defense – Act Now to Secure Your Future

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) are criminal offenses that have garnered increasing and widespread attention in recent years. As part of the national crackdown on those who drive impaired, Missouri now enforces harsh and unforgiving DWI laws.

While these allegations are among the more prevalent criminal offenses, as they affect people from all walks of life, no one facing these charges should ever let themselves believe that a DWI is inconsequential, not important enough to warrant the help of an attorney, or anything other than a serious crime.

If you have been charged with drunk driving, it is vital to seek counsel from a St. Louis DWI attorney as soon as possible. A DWI is a serious criminal matter with severe legal and social implications. Our St. Louis DUI lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and help you build a strong defense. We will fight for you in court and strive to ensure you get the best possible outcome for your case. We will fight for your rights and work to protect your future. Don't wait until it's too late! Contact our DWI attorney in St. Louis today to schedule a consultation.

St. Louis DUI Defense: Your Rights and Future Are Our Priority

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If you or your loved one is facing legal recourse for a DWI or DUI charge, then trust in our firm's St. Louis DWI lawyers to provide you with the unrelenting representation you need to protect your future. Although you may feel as though there is little you can do, our firm's experience has allowed us to accumulate a number of defense options that we can apply to your specific situation.

Regardless of the facts involved, we always:

  • Meticulously investigate each case
  • Discuss all available options with prospective clients
  • Commit our full efforts & resources to help you avoid potentially crippling consequences

Understanding Missouri DWI & DUI Penalties

Just as with most states throughout the country, defendants confronted with any type of DWI or DUI allegation face serious criminal penalties. Regardless of how you felt about your impairment at the time of your arrest, the laws are rigid, and anyone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.08% (0.04% for commercial vehicle drivers and 0.02% for underage drivers) will be subjected to life-changing repercussions.

Our firm has amassed extensive hands-on experience representing clients facing a variety of DWI allegations, including any of the following:

  • Underage DUI
  • Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID)
  • First-time and multiple offense DWI
  • Felony DWI
  • DWI accidents
  • DWI with child endangerment
  • DWI resulting in injury or death
  • Boating while intoxicated (BWI or BUI)

Although penalties will vary depending on the facts surrounding your case, your specific charge, and additional factors, such as your prior criminal record, the repercussions you face can have a substantial and long-term impact on your life. Generally, Missouri enforces the following DWI penalties:

Consequences of a First-Time DWI in Missouri

In Missouri, a first DWI offense is considered a Class B misdemeanor, although charges may be elevated should certain aggravating circumstances be involved. Typically, a first offense is punishable by license suspensions, points on your driving record, fines, possible jail sentences, and other consequences.

Increased Penalties for Multiple DWI Offenses

A second DWI conviction will subject you to a Class A misdemeanor and elevated criminal consequences. Penalties include lengthy license suspensions or revocations, fines, additional points added to your driving record, and anywhere from two days to one year in jail.

A third DWI conviction is considered a felony offense. As such, criminal penalties are severe and can include up to 5 years in prison and a 10-year license revocation, with the opportunity to apply for a hardship license after 3 years. Each subsequent DWI conviction after the third offense will also be a felony that poses heightened penalties and increased terms of imprisonment.

Legal Guidance for All DWI Allegations in St. Louis

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How Our St. Louis DUI Attorneys Can Help

Regardless of the DWI or DUI allegation you face, you need to be certain that the attorneys you select have the skills, experience, and determination to successfully resolve your case. At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, we know that clients demand personalized representation and skilled handling of all matters related to their case. As such, we provide comprehensive services that address both your criminal charges and DOR hearing to protect your license.

When preparing for both criminal and administrative proceedings, our St. Louis DWI lawyers work closely with you to collect all the facts, conduct investigations, and determine the most viable defense strategy. We challenge breath and blood evidence, the arresting protocol of law enforcement officers, and regularly enlist the assistance of expert witnesses or testimony when necessary. We do everything in our power to secure the positive resolution you need, and we draw from more than 60 years of experience and more than 10 years as former prosecutors to give you the strongest fighting chance.

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  • One-On-One Attention
    We work directly with you to determine the best possible outcome based on your goals and needs. We then create personalized legal strategies to set your case up for success.
  • Accessibility & Availability
    Our attorneys pride ourselves on always being available to address any questions you have regarding your case. With our team, you aren't just a number.
  • Unique Legal Insight
    As former prosecutors who know how the 'other side' operates, we have a unique insight that allows us to set our client's cases up for success.
  • Experienced Legal Counsel
    The Hammer Law Firm, LLC team has more than 60 years of combined criminal law experience. We have the tools, knowledge, and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
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