The 2016 holiday season has officially begun. In addition to decorating, shopping and planning family celebrations, many Missouri residents are getting together with friends, co-workers and relatives to imbibe a little holiday cheer. These social occasions often include alcohol, and good times may become troubled if party-goers wind up facing DWI charges as they travel back to their homes.
As soon as an officer asks you to exit your vehicle on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you are faced with several challenges and decisions. Obviously, it is often best to comply with the officer's wishes in as cooperative a manner as possible. It is understandable you might feel nervous or worried under such circumstances.
Because it is true anything you say or do from that point on can later be used to incriminate you in court, it is wise to request immediate assistance from a defense attorney. If you refuse to take a Breathalyzer test or other chemical test an officer may request, you may be at risk for several negative consequences. Merely being pulled over for suspected DWI, however, does not necessarily mean you are guilty.
The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith in Missouri has successfully helped many motorists challenge DWI charges in court. One of our main goals is to help you avoid conviction and stay out of jail. To begin that process, you can request a meeting so we can discuss your particular situation and determine how best to proceed to maximize all available options toward a positive outcome.