Maryland Heights DUI Defense Attorney
I am Douglas Richards, a Maryland Heights MO DUI Defense Attorney, who since graduating from Washington University Law School in 1986, have been helping and defending people who have been arrested and charged with a Criminal DUI Charge and/or DWI Charge and with the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing Process that can result from this DUI Arrest for over the past 34 years.
In Missouri, the City of Maryland Heights is a hot bed for DUI Arrests. Whether you were driving on Highway 270, Highway 70, Page Ave/Highway 364/Hwy D, Highway 141/Maryland Heights Expressway, Dorsett Road or some other main road in the City of Maryland Heights, the police are always on the lookout for impaired drivers. If you get pulled over for speeding, or some other violation, the police officer first asks to see your drivers license and proof of insurance. But it seems like the next question the police officer always asks you is if you have been drinking or if you have taken any drugs. If you say “yes”, or, if the police officer claims to smell alcohol or claims to smell the odor of marijuana (pot), the police officer will ask you to step out of your car and have you do some field sobriety tests. You think that you did fine on these tests. The police officer never said that you failed any of the tests. When the tests were done, the next thing you know the police officer tells you that you are being arrested and charged for Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (DUI). You are thinking to yourself, “What is going on? This can’t be happening to me!”The police officer handcuffs you and takes you to the station. When you are released, the police officer gives you a DUI ticket, and a white piece of paper and tells you that your drivers license is going to be suspended in 15 days as a result of the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing Process.
You maybe wondering what is the difference between the DUI Ticket and the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing Process? Does this mean there are two (2) ways to lose your drivers license? (Yes it does.) You can’t have your drivers license suspended! You need to be able to drive! Then you start to wonder if you are going to have to put an Ignition Interlock Device on your car? Are you going to have to wear a SCRAM device on your ankle? Are you going to have to miss work to go to all your Court dates? Are you going to end up spending time in jail? What do you do now?
You may feel a bit confused and overwhelmed at this point in time.
The most important question you need to ask yourself is…
Who do you call for the Best DUI Defense help you need in Maryland Heights, MO?
Which experienced City of Maryland Heights DUI Defense Attorney will fight hard to keep you from being convicted of the DUI Charge?
Which knowledgeable Maryland Heights DUI Attorney will fight hard to keep your drivers license from being suspended in the Criminal DUI Case and in the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing Process?
Which dedicated City of Maryland Heights MO DUI Defense Attorney will give your case the personal attention it deserves?
With over 34 years of legal experience, I know how much a DUI Charge and the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing can impact your life. My goal is to keep you from being convicted of this DUI Charge. My goal is to keep you from losing your drivers license from both the Criminal DUI Charge and from the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing Process. Most people are under the impression that there is no way to beat a DUI Charge or the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing. Wrong! But to do it, you need a dedicated and experienced DUI Defense Attorney to handle your case.
You need a DUI Defense Attorney who is willing to look into ALL the facts, to look into ALL the details in order to find the exceptions, the mistakes that were made in your case by the police. And in every case, I am able to find mistakes that are made by the police. By pointing out these mistakes made by the police to the Prosecuting Attorney, I can show the Prosecuting Attorney that he has no case, or a very weak case, and this can serve as the basis to arrange for a plea bargain to a reduced or amended lesser charge, or even for the complete dismissal of the DUI charge itself. It is also these mistakes that serve as the basis for winning the DOR Administrative Alcohol Hearing and stopping your license from being suspended.
Remember, police officers are just people too, and they make mistakes when they write up police reports. They make mistakes when they have you perform Field Sobriety Tests. They cut corners and do not give you the detailed instructions that they are supposed to do. They do not observe you for the proper time period before you take a breath test. My job, with your help, is to find these mistakes and to use them to our advantage so that you can learn from this experience and move on with your life. That is what a dedicated and experienced DUI Defense Attorney can do for you!I never charge a fee for an initial consultation because I understand that it is an important step in the process of finding the right DUI Attorney for you. Call today to contact my office so we can set up a time to meet face-to-face with you so I can answer all of your DUI Defense questions.
Contact me at:
ATTORNEY AT LAW
9666 Olive Blvd, #365
St Louis, MO 63132
I look forward to sitting down and talking to you face-to-face, so you can teach me the facts of your case and I can teach you what the law is and what legal defenses and legal tactics that are available to you, so that together, we can achieve the Best Result for you!
I am a City of Maryland Heights DUI Attorney – with over 34 years of experience in handling cases in the City of Maryland Heights, MO and in the areas of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.
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City of Maryland Heights Government Web Site
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Washington University Law School Page
Official State of Missouri Government Web Page
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