The Top Mistakes People Make in a DWI Case

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. If you are convicted with a DWI, you could be facing jail time, fines, license suspension and/or driving school. You are also endangering the lives of not only yourself but others on the road by driving while intoxicated. If you are facing a DWI charge, call our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-346-7231 for a free consultation. The DWI lawyers at Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch can walk you through what you should and should not do in the event of getting charged with a DWI. Keep reading for the top mistakes people make in a DWI case.


The Top Mistakes People Make in a DWI Case


Lying to the Police Officer
This, unfortunately, happens way more times than it should. If you are pulled over for suspected drinking while driving and are asked a question you don't feel comfortable answering, you do have the right to remain silent. It can be better to not say anything at all versus lying to an officer.

Illegally Driving
If your license was suspended before your DWI case has come to an end and you are caught driving, your chances for a favorable ending can be greatly hurt.

Not Being 100% Honest with Your Lawyer
How will your DWI lawyer be able to represent you the right way if you lie to them? Chances are the truth will come to light in some way and if your lawyer doesn't have all the facts, they can have a hard time handling your case.

Pleading Guilty Just Because You Think There is No Other Option
If you were pulled over for driving while intoxicated and blew over the .08% limit, you may think you have to plead guilty. The truth is that there are other factors the prosecution will have to prove in order to convict you of a DWI. Consult with your DWI attorney first, before just automatically assuming you need to plead guilty.

Not Cooperating with the Arresting Officer
If you are arrested for a DWI charge, it is CRUCIAL that you don't try to resist. If you do, this is just another charge the prosecution can use against you in your DWI case.


Need an Experienced DWI Lawyer in Camden County?


If you are facing a DWI charge, it can feel like the legal system is unfairly punishing you. From the criminal investigation, to arrest and trial, you should know that you have rights that are guaranteed by the Constitution. That includes the right to have a criminal defense lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks to advocate on your behalf. Call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch for expert legal advice and for an experienced DWI lawyer at the Lake area at 573-346-7231 today.


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