People come to visit Columbia, Missouri from all across the nation and around the world. Whether you are visiting friends or family, are searching for potential universities, or are simply enjoying the many tourist attractions that the state of Missouri offers, you are bound to enjoy your stay.
Unfortunately, the laws don't stop just because you are on vacation. Oftentimes, people who are visiting from out of state will enjoy a night of drinks and won't even think twice about getting behind the wheel. These types of momentary mistakes and lapses in good judgment are what get good, honest people in a great deal of legal trouble for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
We understand that you may not be familiar with our state laws and that you may be frightened, scared, or unsure of what to do next or who to trust. Do not let this fear hinder you from getting the representation that you deserve. We can be at your side every step of the way, guide you through the process, and make certain that you are aware of your rights under the proper jurisdiction.
The interstate Driver's License Compact is an agreement made between several states in the country. The compact was made to promote greater highway safety and ensure traffic law obedience, particularly among out-of-state drivers. The compact requires that specific penalties be issued, including having the state where the offense occurred forward the driver's arrest record to his or her home state.
When determining specific penalties for an out-of-state DWI arrest, these particular cases can become complex. If the driver is convicted of a major traffic offense or DWI offense in a state other than his or her home state, the consequences may be determined by the DWI penalties of the Driver's License Compact and the other state's laws.
If you have been arrested for an out-of-state DWI or if you are a Missouri resident who has been charged with DWI in another state, you will need excellent representation from a skilled DWI lawyer in Columbia. Your potential penalties associated with an out-of-state DWI could be aggravated and include harsher consequences, depending on the circumstances of your case.
At Holder Susan Slusher, LLC, we have spent many years effectively defending the rights of our clients at all levels of local, state, federal, and appellate courts. We know how to fight the charges against you and seek the best possible outcome for you!
Our firm can take your phone call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer all of our potential clients free case evaluations and would be happy to meet with you over the phone or in person for your convenience. Our firm is conveniently located near the county courthouse.
Contact our firm today and learn about your potential legal options. Remember, any arrest will not mean that you will be convicted of your crime. With the right defense strategy working in your favor, your charges can be reduced or dismissed.