Being charged with a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) in Missouri can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. However, it’s crucial to understand your rights and take the appropriate steps to protect yourself. At James Law Group, we’ve successfully defended numerous clients against DWI charges, and we’re here to guide you through this process.

1. Remain Calm and Respectful


If you’re pulled over on suspicion of DWI, it’s essential to remain calm and respectful towards the law enforcement officer. Avoid making any statements that could potentially incriminate you, and politely refuse to answer questions without your attorney present.


2. Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent

You have the right to remain silent and not answer any questions that could be used against you in court. Respectfully inform the officer that you wish to exercise your right to remain silent and request to speak with an attorney.


3. Refuse Field Sobriety Tests

While you may be required to submit to a chemical test (breathalyzer or blood test), you have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, such as the walk-and-turn or one-leg stand. These tests are subjective and can be influenced by various factors, including physical impairments or weather conditions.


4. Contact an Experienced DWI Attorney

As soon as possible, contact an experienced DWI attorney from James Law Group. We have a deep understanding of Missouri’s DWI laws and can provide you with the best legal representation to protect your rights and interests.


5. Gather and Preserve Evidence

Your attorney will work with you to gather and preserve any evidence that could be beneficial to your case, such as dash cam footage, witness statements, or any other relevant information.


6. Understand the Consequences

In Missouri, a DWI conviction can result in severe consequences, including fines, jail time, license suspension, and a permanent criminal record. An experienced attorney can help you understand the potential consequences and develop a strong defense strategy.


7. Attend All Court Appearances

It’s crucial to attend all court appearances and follow your attorney’s advice. Missing a court date or failing to comply with court orders can result in additional charges or penalties.



At James Law Group, we understand the stress and anxiety that comes with a DWI charge. Our team of skilled attorneys will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.

Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us guide you through this challenging process.
Remember, a DWI charge is not a conviction. With the right legal representation and a strong defense strategy, you can fight the charges and protect your future.

This post is meant to be a guide, not legal advice. please contact us if you need legal advice. our team is happy to help. 



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