29 Jan DWI/DUI
Jefferson City DUI Lawyers
Jefferson City, Missouri, DWI Attorneys
The worst thing to do if you have been arrested or charged with a DUI/DWI is to try to represent yourself or hire an inexperienced lawyer. In addition to the the vigorous and effective representation our firm will provide you, we will explain your possible options and outcomes in detail to ensure you understand every side of the situation.
In the best-case scenario, Carson & Coil can prevent charges from being filed or have them dropped. When the state does not have the evidence to convince a jury that you broke the law, they will likely not prosecute you.
Plea Bargaining in DUI Cases
We will negotiate for you, weighing the evidence the prosecution has against you, and attempt to reduce the charges and penalties imposed. You will make the final decision as to accepting a plea deal or going to trial. Our firm handles trial work and even appeals, when necessary.
Here are some things you should know:
- If you refused to take a breath or blood test, your license will be suspended for up to a year. However, there may be other evidence against you, and you could still be charged. Your license will be suspended even if you are found not guilty of DUI.
- If this is your first offense, you really want to avoid anything on your record because any subsequent offense will take into account any priors. Fines, suspension and jail time all go up with each offense. Your insurance rates could also skyrocket if you are convicted.
- Finally, if you are arrested for a DUI your license will be suspended unless you request a hearing within 15 days.