DUI/DWI Charges

St. Louis and St. Charles DWI/DUI Defense Attorney

Don’t be fooled by a DWI/DUI charge by thinking of it as a simple traffic related matter. There are serious criminal repercussions for a DWI/DUI arrest, not to mention the possible loss of your driving privileges. That could mean the loss of your freedom with a jail or prison sentence, loss of your livelihood if you are required to drive as part of your job, and a drastic hit your reputation could take if not handled appropriately. If you have been arrested for DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence of drugs), you need an attorney with the requisite skill-set to successfully defending your rights and your license. At The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, we have extensive experience creating successful strategies for defending against drunk driving (DWI/DUI) charges. A former DWI/DUI investigator and proven trial attorney, John Lynch provides a two-prong approach to tackling DWI/DUI charged head-on- using his law enforcement DWI/DUI training and teaching experience, and trial abilities. Attorney Lynch has successfully handled numerous serious criminal matters for clients, including DWI/DUI charges throughout the State of Missouri.

Missouri Law regarding DWI/DUI arrests is an ever-evolving web of complexity. Time is not on your side. It is critically important that you contact your DWI/DUI attorney at the Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC. to represent you in the related administrative hearing and criminal case, so you don't waive your rights, lose your license, or go to jail.

At The Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC, we handle all aspects of DUI and DWI including:

  • Criminal charges- Felony or Misdemeanor
  • Administrative hearings with the Department of Revenue (DOR)
  • Chemical test refusal
  • Breath, urine and blood tests
  • Drivers' license suspension
  • Related Traffic offenses
  • Addressing the Field sobriety tests
  • Involuntary manslaughter – death or a motorist or passenger
Protecting Your Drivers' License in St. Louis and St. Charles

Attorney Lynch understands the administrative aspect of a DWI/DUI case and the impact this side of your case can have on your license and your job. Many lawyers never address this very serious side of your drunk driving arrest. DWI/DUI arrests have both a criminal and administrative aspect. The process for protecting your drivers' license involves both the criminal court and the Department of Revenue. We have extensive experience handling the administrative hearing, as well as the criminal case, and look forward to helping you protect your driving privileges and criminal record.

The Three Standard Field Sobriety Tests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has promulgated a series of tests, called Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) to be used by law enforcement as part the drunk driving equation. These FSTs are almost universally accepted by all states, including Missouri, and will be used by your arresting officer in making his or her DWI/DUI cases against you. Attorney Lynch has been trained according to the NHTSA standards as a former police officer, and therefore, understands their inherent weaknesses and lack of scientific accuracy. There are far too many instances where persons charged with drunk driving incur a conviction or go to jail as a result of unreliable field sobriety and blood alcohol tests. Attorney John M. Lynch, a former law enforcement officer, has been certified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to administer breath and blood tests. He knows how to attack the police officers' methodology for employing these tests, and fight to have the evidence suppressed. Using this unique knowledge base, Attorney Lynch will help you build a viable defense to your DWI/DUI charges.

Involuntary Manslaughter- DWI Related Charges

If your case involves a death, you face substantially more serious consequences than those associated with DWI or DUI conviction. Often the subject of media attention, many organizations are driven to ensuring a lengthy prison sentence where a death occurs. Attorney Lynch has extensive experience in investigating these charges and how to build a successful defense to them. At the Law Offices of John M. Lynch, LLC., our lawyers work with a network of experts, to include certified accident reconstructionists, to address these charges and build your defense without the emotion of media attention. As a result of Attorney Lynch’s dedication to representing those charged with manslaughter related to a DWI offense, charges have even been dismissed where evidence later proved the state’s case regarding fault was incorrect. We provide people with an aggressive defense against involuntary manslaughter charges, and will fight hard against evidence obtained through improperly conducted blood and urine tests.

Don't place your freedom at risk. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a proven, honest and effective trial attorney.

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