LAW OFFICE OF
9666 Olive Blvd
St. Louis, MO
DWI/DUI DEFENSE LAW
A DWI (Driving while intoxicated) offense is taken very seriously in the St. Louis County area and in the State of Missouri. You need a St. Louis DWI Defense Lawyer who is equally as serious and dedicated to provide you the best possible outcome for your case.
Douglas Richards is an aggressive St. Louis DWI Defense Lawyer. For the past 27 years, I have successfully defended people who have been charged with DWI - Driving While Intoxicated and/or DUI - Driving Under the Influence throughout the areas of St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Jefferson County and other areas in the State of Missouri. If you or a family member have been charged with DWI or DUI, you deserve to have an experienced and dedicated DWI Defense Lawyer on your side. Call today to discuss the details and to set up a free case evaluation of the facts of your case at either:
You Have Been Arrested and Charged DWI. What Are You Looking At?
When you are charged with DWI or DUI in the State of Missouri, you technically have two cases pending against you that are going on at the same time.
One case is the criminal charge brought against you in the City or County where you were arrested in. The criminal DWI/DUI case is prosecuted by the Prosecuting Attorney for that specific City or County area.
The case other is civil proceeding brought against you by the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. The civil case is called an Administrative Hearing. You have 15 days after your arrest to request an Administrative Hearing or it is waived and your drivers license will be suspended. Be sure to request this hearing or contact a DWI Defense Lawyer to do it for you within the 15 day time period or you will forfeit your right to contest your pending driver’s license suspension!
What Should I Look For In A Defense Lawyer to Handle My DWI?
First, look for someone who will give you the personal attention that your case deserves. This means being able to deal directly with your lawyer, and not some staff person from the lawyer's office. Having face to face meetings. Being able to contact your lawyer when you need to. Being able to call him on his cell phone or text him if you have any kind of question. Personal service.
Second, look for a Defense Lawyer who has experience in handling DWI cases. You need to choose a Defense Lawyer who handles DWI cases on a daily basis. You would not choose your family doctor when you need heart surgery. You go to a heart surgeon if you want the best result possible. The same is true with a DWI Charge. When you need the best result, make sure you go to an experienced DWI Defense Lawyer.
Professional Associations, Awards and Certifications
Graduated from Washington University Law School
Licensed Attorney in the State of Missouri since 1986.
Over 27 years of experience.
Members of the following:
MACDL - The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
NACDL - The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Missouri Society for Justice - formerly known as "FUDOR"
Regularly Attends DWI/DUI Legal Seminars:
MACDL - The Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar -
NACDL - DWI DUI Seminar - Law Vegas
AREAS OF PRACTICE
DWI/DUI DEFENSE LAW
FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS - PROPER AND IMPROPER PROCEDURES
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW
TRAFFIC DEFENSE LAW
Douglas Richards, DWI Attorney - DWI Lawyer, has been successfully defending clients throughout the State of Missouri and in the areas of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, and cities such as Arnold, Ballwin, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Charlack, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Cottleville, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Dellwood, Des Peres, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Florissant, Frontenac, Glendale, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Jennings, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St. Louis, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, O'Fallon, Olivette, Overland, Pacific, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, St. Ann, St. John, St. Peters, St. Charles City, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, Union, University City, Valley Park, Webster Groves, Wentzville and Wildwood.
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