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Columbia Misdemeanor DWI Attorneys

Decades of Effective DWI Representation

If you are facing a Missouri DWI charge for the first or second time, you can find yourself in a stressful and confusing situation. What happens next? Will you go to jail? Will you be burdened with heavy fines? How long will your license be suspended and how will you get to work or school? Should you accept the charge at face value and give up?

No one should ever face a DWI charge without the benefit of an experienced DWI attorney. You have a legal right to contest it and to have your day in court. You also have the right to an attorney. Your lawyer should be someone you can trust, who has extensive DWI knowledge, proven courtroom skills, and confirmed results in this highly technical field of law.

You will find all of the above qualifications at Murray Law Firm with our team of Columbia DWI lawyers.

Call Murray Law Firm now at (573) 227-6040 or contact us online to talk to a DWI in Missouri lawyer about your case.

Misdemeanor DWI Cases

Generally, you will be charged with a misdemeanor for a first or second DWI offense in the following situations:

  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registers .08 percent or above
  • Your blood alcohol concentration registers .02 percent or above if you are under 21
  • Your driving ability is impaired due to alcohol and/or drugs as witnessed by law enforcement

A first offense is charged as a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $500, a 90-day license suspension, and an ignition interlock device (IID) requirement to drive your vehicle.

A second offense is charged as a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, a license suspension of one to five years, and an IID requirement for a hardship license or license reinstatement. In addition, all DWI offenders are required to complete the Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program, known as DWI school.

Why Choose Murray Law Firm?

Our lead attorney has practiced DWI defense throughout the state of Missouri for 34 years. He is the only attorney in Missouri exclusively practicing DWI law. We are fully trained in all of the details of DWI law, procedure, and technology from the administrative side of license suspensions to the potential inaccuracies of breathalyzer tests. That means your case can be exhaustively analyzed and defended by a legal professional who knows what to look for and how to use facts and circumstances that can positively impact the outcome.

Our Columbia misdemeanor DWI lawyers are committed to protecting ALL of your legal rights. We work tirelessly to protect our clients' best interests.

Ready for help? Contact us at (573) 227-6040 or online for a free, initial consultation.

Why Choose Murray Law Firm

  • Compassion

    We help our clients take the necessary steps to get their lives back on track. We care about you and your future.

  • Experience

    Our team brings over 44 years of experience in the courtroom. We've successfully handled thousands of cases.

  • Local

    Our lead attorney received both degrees from Mizzou and has spent his career committed to fighting for his neighbors.

  • Affordable

    All initial consultations are free. We also offer affordable legal fees and flexible payment plans.

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