Columbia DWI Attorneys
Effective DUI Defense at Your Disposal
DUI/DWI convictions can lead to severe consequences, particularly for multiple convictions. If you’re facing a DUI charge, make sure to have a skilled Columbia DWI lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Our legal team at Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices can provide you with skilled and personalized legal representation if you have been charged with a DUI/DWI. We proudly offer affordable payment options to help clients get the representation they deserve.
Driving under the influence—also known as driving while intoxicated—is a serious charge that occurs if an individual is pulled over with a blood alcohol concentration of:
- 0.08% or more
- 0.04% or more for a commercial driver
- 0.02% or more for a minor
What Are the Punishments for a DUI/DWI Conviction?
There are two types of punishments you could receive for a DUI. Administrative penalties can happen to you even without a conviction. If you are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, your Missouri license will be suspended immediately. If a police officer asked you to take a BAC test and you refused, your license can be suspended for one year even if you were completely sober.
Convictions for a DWI can lead to serious consequences as well. Your first DWI could get you up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500, and mandatory enrollment in an addiction evaluation program. You could also lose your license for up to 90 days or be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your car at your own expense.
Multiple convictions could cause you to lose your license for 1 to 10 years, depending on your number of offenses. Likewise, if you are a commercial driver convicted of a DWI, your commercial driver’s license could be suspended or disqualified by the Department of Revenue.
Talk to an Experienced Lawyer Today
DUI charges can lead to severe consequences, even if the circumstances of your arrest were unfair. Our skilled attorneys at Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices have more than 60 years of combined criminal defense experience handling similar DWI cases. The key to a good DUI defense is looking over each detailed piece of the circumstances on the day of the arrest. Let us examine your situation and offer legal advice regarding the strength of your case. We are ready to address your questions and concerns and ensure you fully understand the details of your legal position.
Contact us at (573) 279-1349 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with a DUI attorney in Columbia, MO today.