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I have been a Maryland Heights DUI attorney for years.

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Actions have consequences. Sometimes they are good consequences and sometimes not. They can be immediate or delayed. But there is a consequence to every action.

A client of mine recently received a stark reminder of that fact.

Let's call him Joe. When Joe came to me he was charged with a misdemeanor. He had an explanation of what had happened and it seemed reasonable. He seemed like a very nice, middle aged man. He told me he had never been in any kind of trouble before this.

I was pretty sure I could get his case dismissed. It was such a petty violation that I was confident that the prosecuting attorney in this county would dismiss it upon payment of court costs.

I made an appointment to see the prosecutor. We spoke for a while before getti...

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Like the young man in the picture you might be pretty scared right now. That is perfectly understandable. So, you are looking for a DWI lawyer. In fact you may have even Googled "DWI lawyer St. Charles Mo" and ended up here. Relax. You have come to the right place.

Right now you want to know what is going to happen to you and how you can select the best DWI lawyer St. Charles has to offer. There are so many choices. You don't want to lose your license. You don't want to got to jail. You have either never had to pick a DWI lawyer before or did not like the last one. That's not unusual.

Almost every DWI lawyer is going to tell you the same thing. So, how do you decide which DWI lawyer you are going to select? The best way to do that is to make an appointment and go talk to the DWI lawyer. Sit down across the desk or table and see how the two of you interact. I can't stress that enough.

This is a tough time for you. What you need more than anything is a DWI lawyer who is going to listen to what you have to say and be interested in you as a person and not as a paycheck. You already know this is going to cost you some money in fines and court costs. Then there is the question of attorney fees.

It is difficult for a good DWI lawyer to give you a fee on the phone. Each case is different. The fee is going to vary based on your situation on the facts in your case. Did you take the breath test? Do you need a Petition for Review? Were you drinking at all? A good DWI lawyer is going to want to interview you before giving you a quote on a fee. Beware of the cheapest fee quote you get. How much work will they really out in on your case for that kind of money?

If you are looking for a DWI lawyer, I would be happy to meet with you. There is no charge for the first visit. You can come into my office and discuss your case with me for free. I will tell you how the law applies to your situation and how we can proceed. If you like what I say, hire me. If not, walk away. But either way you will leave a lot better off than you were before.

So, "DWI lawyer St. Charles mo" might not be what you Googled. But if you are looking for a DWI lawyer, I can help you. give me a call.

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People are often wondering how much a DUI costs. It is a great question. There is no "one-answer-fits-all" scenario. It just depends on a lot of different factors.

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As a DUI attorney I am often asked to speak at different civic groups about DUI laws. One of the topics people like to hear about is how much a DUI costs. The answer is that you will spend a lot of money no matter what route you take.

Let's start with the first expense you might incur. That is bail. Some places require bail for a DUI offense. Others don't. Depending on what your previous driving record is like bail could be large. You can either post it yourself or find a bail bondsman.

There are just all sorts of expenses from DUI attorney fees to cabs or Uber charges if you lose your license. There is increased insurance for many DUI offenses, probation fees, recoupment and court costs.

DUI attorney fees are going to depend on different factors. Is this your first DUI offense? That is a little less expensive than your third or fourth. Do you want a trial, did you take the breath test, do you need an ignition interlock device?

It is impossible to give anyone the exact answer to the question: How much will a DUI cost me? But you can rest assured that it is not going to make you happy.

I understand that you do not have a DUI attorney in your budget. I try to keep my fees reasonable, so that you can afford the best defense.

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How is a DUI different than a DWI? The answer is they aren't. I should know. I have been a DWI attorney or DUI attorney for more than 40 years.

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What do you do with a bad judge? That is the question that comes up in my practice an awful lot. I do not mean bad as in crooked. I mean bad as in doesn't know the rules or won't follow the rules.

Recently I had a preliminary hearing in a criminal case. What is a preliminary hearing? A preliminary hearing is a constitutional safeguard to make sure the prosecuting authority (Prosecuting Attorney in Missouri) does not file frivolous felonies.

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