St. Charles, MO DUI Lawyers
No matter what the circumstances, dealing with a DUI can be extremely daunting. You have a lot riding on your criminal record, reputation, money, and personal freedom. For this reason, you need to find a lawyer who can adequately defend you against the charges against you. Michael Reid Legal Solutions (MRLS) is committed to helping you and has the skills to fully defend your case.
Keep in mind that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty! It is critical to respond to a DUI accusation as soon as possible. Contact us right away to schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable St. Charles DUI lawyers who can help you weigh your options and protect your rights.
Drunk Driving Costs Can Add Up Quickly
You should do everything you can to avoid a conviction. You may be subject to jail time, hefty fines, and other penalties, depending on the specifics of the case. A first-time offender faces the possibility of a 48-hour to 6-month jail sentence, a fine of up to $2,000, and a license suspension of up to six months. A DUI conviction in Missouri remains on your criminal record for the rest of your life.
More severe jail time and fines may apply if you have a history of convictions or if you caused an accident. In addition to the legal repercussions, a conviction may result in higher insurance rates or possibly the cancellation of your policy, as well as difficulties finding housing and work.
Our St. Charles DUI lawyers understand that mistakes should not define your future. We will work hard to help you fight and win your conviction.
Possible DUI Legal Defenses
The prosecution must prove that you operated a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in order to establish your guilt in a DUI case. They can use a variety of methods to support their case. They may show that your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeded the legal limit, that you failed a field sobriety test, and/or that you were impaired by witnesses.
It is important to note, however, that much of the evidence in DUI cases is indirect and circumstantial. Field sobriety tests, for example, frequently lack accuracy and are susceptible to outside influences such as a person’s weight. When our St. Charles DUI lawyers review your case, there might not be sufficient substantial evidence for a conviction, or issues with your arrest may lead to your charges being dropped.
Some of these issues include:
- Inadequate suspicion to initiate a traffic stop
- Police officers failing to read your Miranda rights completely or at all
- Your field sobriety test was given incorrectly.
- The breathalyzer test was not properly calibrated.
- When the vehicle came to a halt, you were not driving it.
- Your refusal to take a chemical test
- You are not under the influence of alcohol.
- And even more.
We will construct a defense that gives you the best chance of winning, regardless of the circumstances—whether you were pulled over, were in an accident, or someone else was injured.
Why Should You Choose Us As Your St. Charles DUI Lawyers?
Michael Reid Legal Solutions has been providing exceptional DUI defense services for over 25 years. Our experienced attorneys are well-equipped to handle any case because they have a thorough understanding of the legal system and local courts. We are committed to advocating for our clients’ rights and achieving the best possible outcome. To discuss your case in more detail and start the process of creating a defense strategy that works for you, take advantage of a free initial consultation. Don’t delay any further – call us today!
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