Serving Kansas City, Osage Beach and Jefferson City
Arrested at Lake of the Ozarks for BWI or DWI?
Being arrested for drunk driving is a frightening, embarrassing experience. Many times, people plead guilty just to end the ordeal. This is a mistake, however. You can fight the charges and protect your license and criminal record.
Trapp Law Firm provides criminal defense representation for people charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and boating while intoxicated (BWI) in Missouri. Before you plead guilty, speak with a lawyer about your rights. While the firm does not advocate drinking and driving, the attorneys believe that every person has a right to a defense, and will take your case to trial if necessary. For a free consultation with experienced Osage Beach and Kansas City DWI and BWI defense attorneys, please call (855) TRAPPLAW or contact us online.
Driving While Intoxicated
In DWI cases, it is important to carefully examine the evidence, field sobriety tests and police procedure. Your case may be affected by issues such as whether you cooperated with police, whether the police had probable cause to arrest you and the conditions of Breathalyzer and field sobriety tests. If your constitutional rights were violated, evidence may be suppressed or charges dismissed.
The penalties for a first DWI conviction include a maximum six-month jail sentence, significant fines and a driver's license suspension. You can apply for a hardship license with the Department of Revenue. Trapp Law Firm can represent you at these administrative hearings as well as in all criminal procedures.
Boating While Intoxicated
The state aggressively prosecutes people charged with BWI. In the Osage Beach area, an additional 50 highway patrol officers are on duty on the weekends. The water patrol division is now part of Missouri Highway Patrol and has increased powers, including the right to pursue you from your boat to your car to your home. The increased presence and authority of lake law enforcement means a greater number of arrests for BWI and DWI.
While a BWI conviction does not affect your driver's license, it is still a serious matter that can include jail time, fines and other penalties. The firm represents adults, juveniles and college students from Missouri and out of state who are arrested for BWI, minor in possession and related offenses. If you or a family member has been arrested, call us immediately.
Jefferson City Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys
To schedule a free consultation, please call (855) TRAPPLAW today.