Henry County DUI Lawyers Dull & Lowe
Protecting Your Driving Privileges after a DUI in Missouri
Payment Plans Available for Drunk Driving Defense in Henry County
An arrest for drunk driving in Missouri is a serious offense. It is commonly referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI) though it is called driving under the influence (DUI) in neighboring states. Missouri DWI/DUI laws are very complex and the penalties for being found guilty can be severe, making it very important to hire an experienced Missouri DWI/DUI defense lawyer. Fight your DUI charges with a Henry County DUI lawyer for the best chance of a successful outcome to your case.
- Attorneys with a wide range of experience who will defend your case and protect your future
- Effective representation and extensive experience in the courtroom
- Dedicated to protecting your rights, your future, and your reputation
- Legal representation available for cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to felony DUI
- Free initial consultation available to answer any questions you may have
Henry County DUI Lawyer Matt Lowe understands the DUI legal system and Missouri DUI laws well. He will aggressively defend your rights in court and will use successful defense strategies to try and get your case reduced or dismissed.
Clinton DUI Lawyer Matt Lowe offers a free initial review of your case. Time is critical in a DUI case, so for the best results and for immediate help with your license, contact Matt Lowe by calling (660) 885-9600 or filling out the consultation request form to the left.
Mr. Lowe will examine the details of your case, listen to your needs and then discuss your legal options and their fees. There is no obligation, so call now to schedule a free consultation.
About Your License
If you refused to have your blood alcohol content tested or you registered a BAC of .08% or higher during an arrest for drunk driving in Henry County, the state will move to suspend your driver’s license. The length of the suspension depends on a number of factors, especially any prior alcohol related traffic offenses, an excessive BAC at the time of the arrest and whether there was an accident with injury.
You can fight the suspension by requesting an administrative hearing, though you must petition the right agency within a very short and strict time frame. In most cases you have only 15 days from the date of your arrest to file a request, and if you do not, your license will be automatically suspended with no possibility for an appeal.
Getting you license back at the end of the suspension period is not easy either. You must complete a Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program, pay a fine, retake the license exam and driving test and maintain proof of financial responsibility for two years by filing an expensive SR-22 insurance policy.
Henry County DUI Attorney Matt Lowe can help you with your license and try to keep your driving record clear. He will petition the appropriate government agency and represent you at a license hearing. Having legal counsel can increase the chances of keeping your license, so contact Matt Lowe now.
Missouri DUI Penalties
Being found guilty of first offense driving under the influence in Missouri can result in jail, fines, court fees and loss of license. The penalties increase if you have been arrested before for DUI. A second offense would calls for your license to be suspended for one year, and three or more offenses would result in loss of license for ten years with reinstatement only after a court order.
Missouri has a points system where a driver’s record is penalized for various traffic violations. A conviction for drinking and driving under the influence can add 8 to 12 points depending on a number of factors, and result in the suspension or revocation of your license.
A conviction for Missouri DUI would also mean having a criminal arrest record, which could make it difficult to open a line of credit or find or keep a job.
To protect your future and try to keep both your arrest and driver’s records clean, contact Henry County, Missouri DUI Lawyer Matt Lowe.
About Dull & Lowe, Henry County DUI Lawyers
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Matt Lowe was born in Clinton, Missouri in 1977. He graduated from Clinton High School in May of 1995 and continued his education, preparatory and legal, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mr. Lowe received his B.S. in Political Science in 1999, and his J.D. in 2002. Matt was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2003, and began working at the Law Offices of Dull & Lowe, LLC.
A majority of Mr. Lowe’s practice is dedicated to the litigation of criminal defense cases. He has represented hundreds of clients on various criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to Class A Felonies. This representation has included the defense of numerous individuals who have been accused of alcohol related driving offenses. Mr. Lowe has successfully defended citizens arrested for DWI in both their criminal case and in the driver’s license sanction actions brought against them by the Director of Revenue.
Mr. Lowe has argued a number of cases in the Court of Appeals in Missouri. Most recently, Matt successfully argued and won an important case before the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals dealing with the determination of probable cause in DWI cases. Mr. Lowe is also certified in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests and has completed the 24 hour NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course. In 2011, he traveled to Mansfield Ohio where he received several days of training on the DataMaster breathalyzer machine and he is now certified to operate the DataMaster. Mr. Lowe has also completed numerous other seminars dealing with the defense of drinking drivers and has also lectured on multiple occasions at Missouri’s largest DWI Defense programs for attorneys.
Mr. Lowe is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“M.A.C.D.L.”), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“N.A.C.D.L.”), and the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice (“MoSCJ”). Recently, Matt was elected as member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Call Now For Immediate Help
You can learn more about your case and your legal options by scheduling for a free consultation with Henry County, Missouri DUI Attorney Matt Lowe. Simply fill out the form to the left or call (660) 885-9600. Call now and get the help you need.