Aggravated DUI Defense Attorneys In Springfield

Not all DUI and DWI charges are the same. If the police accuse you of certain aggravating factors on top of driving under the influence, you could be facing much more severe penalties if convicted. Having experienced and dedicated criminal defense representation is even more crucial when you are charged with aggravated DUI.

Whiteaker & Wilson, PC d/b/a Law Office of Stuart P. Huffman, is an experienced and respected criminal defense firm defending people in Springfield who have been arrested on aggravated DUI charges. We understand Missouri’s drinking and driving laws thoroughly and can effectively defend your freedom and driving privileges.

Missouri’s Aggravated DUI Law

One of the most common versions of aggravated DUI is driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15% or higher. A standard DUI/DWI charge is for driving with a BAC of .08% or above. A BAC of .15% is considered aggravating because it would make a driver much more likely to lose control and get into a car accident.

Thus, while a standard DUI is a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense, an aggravated DUI is a Class D felony, even if you have no prior record and did not get into an accident. A Class D felony is punishable by up to one year in jail or up to seven years in prison.

However, there could be options that keep your freedom. One is participation in a court-ordered alcohol treatment program such as DWI court. Another is to argue that you were overcharged due to errors in your traffic stop. We will review the evidence and use all the tools available, including negotiating a reasonable plea deal and going to trial, to protect your rights and work actively toward the most favorable solution.

Speak With Us Before Anything Else

Before pleading guilty or taking any other action in your aggravated DWI case, talk with one of our Springfield DUI defense attorneys. Call 417-413-5858 or use our online form to request a free initial consultation.