Columbia DWI Attorneys
Missouri drunk driving laws are consistently changing, typically toward more serious consequences for anyone convicted. Even one instance of arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can put your driver’s license, your employability, your financial well-being and your daily life at risk.
The attorney you choose to represent you should provide counsel based on the most current information and proven defense strategies. At Smith & Parnell LLC in Columbia, our DWI lawyers balance the experience of seasoned professionals with the fervor of a law firm that strives to make a difference.
David Tyson Smith and Malia Parnell work with good people who need protection in the criminal justice system. They offer our clients a helping hand in an effort to make their criminal charge the last one they will face. Schedule a consultation with our firm today to learn more.
Protection From The Severe Consequences Of A Missouri DWI Conviction
Known for its stiff DWI laws, Missouri recently made punishment for driving while intoxicated even more severe. Effective October 2013, a new law requires anyone — first offenders or repeat offenders — convicted of DWI to have an ignition interlock device placed in their vehicles for a minimum of 75 days after the conviction.
This is just one example of how unforgiving, expensive and influential a DWI conviction can be. Other consequences include steep fines, incarceration and the automatic suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. It is in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible in these cases and avoid making statements to law enforcement or prosecutors. Any information they collect is likely done in an effort to substantiate the charges against you.
We are here to respond to your need quickly and effectively, giving you the best opportunity for minimized consequences in the criminal justice system.