Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious criminal offense. Law enforcement takes these matters very seriously and DUI/DWI laws in Missouri always seem to be increasing in severity.
While drunk driving can cause serious problems on the road, drivers deserve second chances after being pulled over, arrested or charged with a DUI. Many people I work with are first-time offenders who exercised poor judgment on one evening. They should not be struck with a lifetime of consequences because of one arrest.
You Deserve A Second Chance
My job at The Jill K. Shipman-DeHardt Law Firm, P.C., is to preserve and protect my clients' rights in criminal defense proceedings. I work hard to give them every opportunity for a favorable outcome. In some cases, this means pursuing not-guilty verdicts or case dismissals. In others, it means negotiating favorable agreements that reduce charges or sentences and give them an opportunity for rehabilitative programs.
Experience In Court That Keeps You Out Of Trouble
My courtroom presence is one of preparedness, professionalism and persuasiveness. I thoroughly investigate my clients' cases and handle every stage of the process personally. Cases are never handed over to inexperienced legal support staff or associate attorneys. When you contact my office, you are contacting me — someone who will remain committed to your case and your personal interests.
If you were charged with a DUI, do not give in and accept whatever the judge may hand down. I can investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and find creative strategies for keeping you out of trouble. This may include challenging police procedure, the reason for your traffic stop, the existence of probable cause, lawful search and seizure, and the use of breath or chemical tests.
Defense Against Your DUI Charge
Contact my office in Lee's Summit, Missouri, to arrange a meeting with a lawyer today. I can be reached online or by telephone at 816-287-1223.