Experienced St. Charles DWI / DUI Lawyers - Results Matter!
A DWI is a serious charge that carries with it serious consequences including the potential loss of your driver’s license and possibly even jail time. We understand what is at stake for you. We will take immediate action and work tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.
The attorneys at the Lampin Law firm aggressively fight DWI charges on behalf of our clients and use knowledge and experience to get you the results that you need. Our experienced lawyers have represented THOUSANDS of people facing DWI charges. Our team of DWI attorneys includes several former prosecuting attorneys who understand what the state is going to do and who knows how to aggressively fight for you.
Time is limited in all DWI Cases
In the state of Missouri, you may have as few as 14 days from the time of your arrest for Driving While Intoxicated to protect your legal rights! It is important to speak to an attorney that will help you understand your rights and explain to you how to protect them.
At the Lampin Law Firm, we have the experience and training to make sure your rights are protected and provide you with the best chances of success. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and to arrange a free consultation.
Our results speak for themselves
Our lawyers have represented thousands of people who were facing criminal charges for DWI and we have a track record of success that speaks for itself.
Our strategic approach for handling your DWI
When you come to the lawyers at The Lampin Law Firm, we take a detail-oriented approach in investigating your DWI case, starting with examining the initial stop that led to your arrest. A police officer must have probable cause to pull you over and investigate you for driving while intoxicated. The officer cannot make a stop based solely on a “hunch.” Importantly, field sobriety tests (SFSTs) and chemical testing (i.e. blood and breath tests) are almost always fallible, so we are oftentimes able to challenge the accuracy of the procedures and tests used by the police in their investigation.
What to do if you’ve been pulled over for a DWI or DUI in St. Charles, MO:
In almost every DWI case, the arresting officer attempts to obtain test results that measure the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If the person suspected of DWI refuses to provide a sample, the police officer has the legal authority to pursue a warrant for a blood test.
Many DWI cases that our firm encounters involve blood or breath test results.
In cases where a blood or breath sample was obtained, our DWI lawyers use their knowledge and years of experience to challenge the results of these tests. We know what to look for in challenging the validity of these BAC tests including:
- if the tests were performed properly. The officer performing the chemical test must adhere to a set of strict procedures.
- if the person doing the tests had the proper permits as required by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
- if the machine was properly calibrated. Just because the machine says that you are over the legal limit does not mean that the result is accurate.
- if the proper procedures were followed.
Our experienced attorneys know what to look for and have a track record of successfully challenging chemical test results.
Should I Blow?
One of the most common questions that we are asked is whether a person should agree to take a breathalyzer or refuse the test even though they have been told that they will lose their driver’s license for a year. There really is no easy answer to the question, unfortunately. There are simply too many factors involved that make it possible to offer a standard yes or no answer. If you are reading this and you already had to make a decision about whether or not to consent to a test of your BAC, there is no going back in time. However, knowing your rights and having lawyers who will fight for them is critical.
Your Right to Refuse Chemical Breath & Blood Tests
As a Missouri driver, you have the right to refuse a chemical BAC test. However, under our State’s Implied Consent Law, you may be punished for refusing a blood or breath test by having your license revoked. In fact, it is a requirement that you be told of the consequences of refusing to submit to the BAC test. By refusing the test, the officer will typically seize your driver’s license and issue you a temporary permit. At this point, you have as few as 15 days to protect your rights and appeal the suspension. If you do not request a hearing in this time, your license could be automatically suspended for an entire year.
It is possible to successfully challenge this evidence in your case and we can help. The Lampin Law Firm will aggressively attack the validity of these tests and fight to preserve your rights. Let our reputation for success work in your favor.
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