DWI or DUI Offense

Defending DWI and DUI Offenses

A drunk driving arrest has serious ramifications on your personal and professional life, including negative points on your license, license revocation or suspension, and other severe consequences. It could affect your job and even the ability to obtain other types of driver’s licenses like a CDL. Contact Niedner Law for help with DUI and DWI violations.

Experience and Training for DUIs and DWIs

Based on in-depth experience, our attorneys will review your case completely to determine if law enforcement followed valid protocols in your arrest. In building your case’s defense, our primary goal is to protect your rights and get the charges dismissed. If dismissal isn’t possible, the next best course of action is to limit the impact of the sentence.

DWI cases can include administrative and criminal elements. A drunk driving case that results in injuries to another person can lead to an administrative Class C felony of assault in the 2nd degree with criminal penalties. The civil aspects of the case may result in a lawsuit filed against you by the injured party.

Whatever the circumstances and severity of your case, our firm offers you informed and practical counsel. Our attorneys have attended the National Traffic and Highway Safety Training (NHTSA) on standard field sobriety testing (SFST). This is the same training law enforcement officers receive. 

Attorneys Scott Simpson and Jim Carmichael understand the protocol police officers must follow to properly test those suspected of DUI offenses. You can rely on their evaluation of the case documentation and evidence in the prosecution’s possession, including video evidence.

You don’t have to meekly accept the outcome of a DWI charge. With an experienced attorney who knows the law, we’ll try to get your conviction thrown out of court. 

Protocols That Determine Case Strategy

We examine many protocols to build your case:

Probable cause for the stop – Did the officer have a justifiable reason or evidence to make the stop?

Faulty, uncalibrated breath test – Was the machine at the police station in compliance with the standards for proper calibration set forth by the Missouri Department of Health? 

Medical conditions – Does the defendant have a medical condition, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can lead to a false positive breath test?

Inaccurate field sobriety test – When administered, did the officer follow protocols outlined by NHTSA’s SFST?

Rely on Our Experienced Defense Team

Let Niedner Law help you with legal problems pertaining to:
  • 2nd DWI
  • Felony DWI
  • Implied consent
  • Minor in possession 
  • Standard field sobriety tests for DWI or DUI

James Carmichael
James Carmichael

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