Contact a Lawyer Quickly to Protect Your Driving Privileges
If you were arrested for drunk driving or another traffic violation, you should be concerned about:
- Protecting your record so you don't lose your driving privileges
- Protecting your record so your insurance rates don't skyrocket
- Staying out of jail if you were arrested for a repeat offense or a more serious crime
At Jones & Rath, LLC, we help our clients achieve these goals. To best protect your rights, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you can. The time limit for filing to protect your license passes quickly. Your attorney can only protect your rights if he or she quickly learns detailed facts surrounding the arrest and traffic stop. We have over 50 years of combined experience defending clients throughout the St. Louis area and out state areas in Missouri.
Understanding Felony DWI Charges
If you are facing felony DWI charges for your third or higher DWI arrest, you are facing felony charges. People who are arrested for multiple DWI offenses face mandatory jail time and may have their licenses suspended or revoked for a long time, years or even for life. Serving time in a penitentiary or jail is a common, and sometimes a legally mandated punishment. In the event you are allowed to keep your license, you may be required to use an ignition interlock device, which usually comes at a great financial cost to you.
If you were arrested for DWI, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer quickly. Thorough investigation of the arrest, the conduct of the arresting officer, and the administration of the breath or blood test may reveal the key to a strong, valid defense.
Defending Against Traffic Violations
If you were arrested for a traffic violation, it is important to understand the consequences you may be facing. Multiple traffic offenses can spike your insurance rates and result in the suspension or revocation of the driver's license. Driving with a revoked license can bring felony charges and mandatory jail time.
People who have been arrested for certain driving crimes can get in trouble for possessing firearms, even if they are licensed to carry a concealed weapon.
People who have a commercial driver's license (CDL) may face a range of additional problems. Traffic violations that may be a minor inconvenience for non-commercial drivers can ruin the livelihood of a professional with a CDL.
Our lawyers can help you protect your driving privileges, the ability to earn a living, and your freedom. If you were arrested or issued a ticket for traffic offenses, contact us online or call 314-732-4230 to schedule your free initial consultation.