St. Louis DWI Defense

Getting pulled over by a police officer (or driving through a St. Louis DWI check point) while you are intoxicated can be a harrowing experience.  Whether you are leaving a party, a wedding, or simply coming home from a friend’s house, the alcohol in your bloodstream can remain detectable for a lot longer than you might imagine. 


Many people believe that if they simply wait a certain period of time before driving (after consuming several alcoholic beverages), or if they place a set of keys in their mouth before driving, or they drink a certain amount of water while drinking alcohol, or if they down a few cups of coffee after drinking, that they will be fine to drive (even if they get pulled over).  None of these things are true, or have any scientific basis in fact.  But because these urban myths exist, it is very important to learn from a St. Louis DWI attorney what constitutes Driving While Intoxicated in St. Louis. 


According to the state of Missouri, if you have consumed alcohol to such a level of intoxication that it impairs your ability to operate an automobile, the state can use this fact to convict you of a St. Louis DWI.  This level of intoxication has been determined to be at or above 0.08% blood alcohol content (BAC).  Such a level of BAC can be reached by simply drinking three drinks in about an hour’s time (if you are a 170lbs male, or a 137lbs female).  So as you can see, it does not take too many drinks to reach a level of intoxication that can sustain a St. Louis DUI conviction.

Since this is the case, it is very important that you receive as much information about what your rights are when you are dealing with a St. Louis DWI.  An experienced St. Louis DUI attorney can help you understand these rights, and explain what your options are.  The affordable St. Louis DWI lawyers at Brinkman & Alter, LLC are prepared to help guide you through the process from start to finish.  Our goal is to make sure that you stay driving in your car, and keep moving forward with your life.  The fees for a first-time St. Louis DWI start at $750. 

We have two locations:  in the Central West End, at 1 North Taylor, St. Louis 63018;  and in the Twin Cities of Festus / Crystal City, at 1000 Truman Blvd (Highway 61/67), Jefferson County 63019.  The initial consultation to discuss your St. Louis DUI/DWI is free of charge.  So contact us today to learn more!!

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