In Missouri, driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a criminal offense, with the potential for serious consequences including a driver’s license suspension, fines, probation or even jail time. In addition, people convicted of DWI could face collateral consequences such as loss of a job, an inability to obtain a professional license or being barred from travel to certain countries. These significant penalties make it critically important that you contact an experienced DWI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.
I represent clients in St. Louis County and the surrounding areas who have been charged with DWI, speeding, driving on a suspended license and other traffic offenses. I provide personalized legal representation at reasonable rates. At our first meeting, I will offer you a realistic analysis of your case, making sure that you understand the potential outcomes of your case and your options. I will assist you with developing the best defenses to the charges against you and work to negotiate the best disposition. Whenever necessary, we will go to court to protect your legal rights and freedom
I also assist clients with seeking the expungement of a DWI conviction from their record. To qualify for a DWI expungement in Missouri, the following criteria must be satisfied:
- The DWI must be your first and only alcohol-related driving offense and must have been a misdemeanor or a county or city ordinance violation that is not a conviction for driving a commercial vehicle while under the influence of alcohol;
- 10 years must have passed since the guilty plea or conviction;
- Once you were convicted or plead guilty to the DWI, you must not have been convicted of any other alcohol-related driving offense and have no subsequent alcohol-related enforcement contacts; and
- You must have no other alcohol-related driving charges or alcohol-related enforcement actions pending at the time of the expungement hearing.
If you believe that you are eligible for a DWI expungement, contact the Ross Law Firm, LLC to discuss your situation.