According to statistics from Alcohol.org, 18,386 alcohol-impairment arrests were made by law enforcement in Missouri in 2017. In the state of Missouri, driving while intoxicated is considered a serious offense. If convicted of DWI, the offender could face serious punishment, including massive fines, a lengthy prison sentence, license suspension or revocation, and other social ramifications.
If you're facing DWI charges, hiring a skilled Missouri criminal defense attorney is imperative to help build your defense strategy. At The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith, I'm dedicated to providing comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to individuals facing drunk driving allegations. As your attorney, I can investigate the details of your case, fight aggressively to protect your rights, and determine an effective defense strategy to maximize your chances of obtaining the best available outcome for your situation.
At The Law Office of Gregory N. Smith, I proudly represent clients throughout St. Louis, Missouri, and surrounding communities, including St. Charles, Jefferson County, and East St. Louis.
DWI Charges in Missouri
In the state of Missouri, DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is the legal term that is often used for drunk driving. According to Missouri Revised Statute 577.010, "a person commits the offense of "driving while intoxicated" if the person operates a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition."
Additionally, a motorist may face DWI charges for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or more (0.02% or more for commercial drivers). However, you don't necessarily have to be driving to be charged.