DWI & DUI Law in Missouri, Illinois & Kansas City
Traffic Law Center DWI lawyers and DUI lawyers are licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas. Having handled thousands of alcohol related traffic offenses, the Traffic Law Center ® is well equipped to take on even the most challenging DWI / DUI cases.
The aftermath of an arrest can be a lot to handle on your own. A DWI or DUI can stay on your driving record for life, but with quick action and the proper attorney it may not have to. If you or someone you know has been charged with DWI or DUI, it is important to see an attorney immediately so that the best options are available to help your case.
Careful review of the tickets and paperwork given to you at the time of your arrest is crucial, as they contain instructions that you must follow to avoid automatic suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Failure to take action and file this paperwork in a timely fashion will result in the automatic suspension and/or revocation of your driver's license. The lawyers at Traffic Law Center can help to make this process as simple and painless as possible.
After the necessary preliminary paperwork is filed, our lawyers will request that the state or municipality produce all the evidence (police reports, witness statements, video, etc.) that they will use in the prosecution of your case. We will then review this information to find weaknesses in the state or municipality's case: Can the state or municipality prove its cases against our client? Can we achieve an acquittal if the case goes to trial? Can we keep our client's driving record clear?
Once we have reviewed the evidence that we expect the state or municipality to present, we make it a priority to confer with our clients. We answer any questions that they might have and help them to decide whether to go to trial or to enter into a plea bargain. We understand that our clients face different obstacles when making these decisions, and we are able to give advice with the individual’s needs in mind. Whether the client risks losing their job if convicted, has had multiple offenses and risks jail time, or simply wants to get past the case in the most time and cost-efficient manner possible, we work to find the solution that best fits our clients’ needs.
In almost all DWI / DUI cases, the courts utilize various programs and tools such as probation, substance-abuse education programs, ignition interlock devices, and community service programs. If one fails to follow the orders of the court with respect to the attendance of these programs, they may lose the benefits of any negotiated plea or there may be a delay in the reinstatement of his or her license. Because we have handled literally thousands of DWI cases, our staff is highly familiar with these programs and can give our clients the clear and comprehensive answers that they need to get through them and to put their DWIs / DUIs in the past.