HOW DO I FIGHT A DWI IN ST. CHARLES?
The St. Charles County DWI process begins by determining what court will handle the case. DWI charges in St. Charles County can be pursued in either the state court located near 5th Street, or in any of the municipal courts around the county. If you were arrested by a municipal officer from one of the municipalities such as O'fallon or St. Peters, then the charges will often be pursued in those municipal courts. If you were arrested by the Highway Patrol, then your case will be handled in the state court. If this is not your first DWI arrest, then there is a greater likelihood your case will be handled in the state court.
CHALLENGING FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS
Field sobriety tests are important in a DWI case because the police use these tests in an attempt to gauge the intoxication of a suspect. These tests require extensive training and proper administration otherwise the results can be compromised. Mr. Korner is certified in the administration of field sobriety tests, which allows him to effectively challenge those tests in court. Many cases are won and lost on the field sobriety test evidence alone so it is important to have an attorney with the skill to defeat this evidence.
Please look here for a full list of specific DWI defenses for both field sobriety tests and breath tests.
BREATH TEST DEFENSE
If you took a breath test and the officer told you it was over the legal limit of 0.08%, all is not lost. There are many issues with the breath test program in Missouri. Sadly, Missouri has one of the five worst breath test programs in the country. A lack of funding and attention to the breath test program has left it outdated and vulnerable to error. These problems with the breath test program as a whole can lead to defenses to the specific breath test result in your case. Further, there are errors the officer may have made when administering the breath test that could lead to the breath test getting thrown out of court entirely.
CONTACT ST. CHARLES DWI LAWYER JASON KORNER
If you have been arrested for a DWI in St. Charles County, then call DWI lawyer Jason Korner so he can answer your questions about how to fight your DWI case. Contact Mr. Korner's office at (636) 206-4400 to set up a free consultation.