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FELONY REDUCED

adequate breath sample when the officer asked him to blow. The cops marked it as a refusal to take the breath test, and the nurse was charged with Felony DWI. After months of negotiations, motions, and meetings, our attorneys were able to convince the prosecuting attorney to refile the charge as a misdemeanor. Our client did NOT serve any jail time; rather, a simple probation on a misdemeanor charge.



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BREAK OUT DRIVER’S WINDOW – DWI . .. POOF . . . GONE!!

When a man was pulled over south of the metro and exercised his constitutional rights by refusing to speak with the officer without an attorney present, the officer broke out his window and arrested him for DWI. He also gave him a notice of revocation of his driving privilege for refusing to blow without giving him 20 minutes first to contact an attorney. With our help, his DWI charge disappeared and we won his license hearing. His criminal record is clear, and he is free to drive without any points, suspensions, or negative entries on his driving record



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FELONY GONE

Using your high-beams as a temporary fix when one of your headlights goes out can be a common thing to do, but our client ended up being arrested for it after an officer saw him and; worse yet, arrested him for driving while intoxicated as well. Since our client has been charged with DWI before, it was charged as felony. After reviewing the officer’s administration of the field sobriety tests and finding other issues with the police report, we were successful in negotiating the felony charge down to a misdemeanor with probation and no jail time.



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COLLEGE DRIVER PROTECTS HIS RECORD - DISMISSED

A college student coming back from a day party was stopped in mid-Missouri and was charged with DWI. The arresting officer made several critical mistakes in writing and compiling her report. We were able to locate her mistakes and utilize them in arguing for our client. We ended up getting all charges dismissed, winning her license hearing, and keeping the DWI completely off her record.



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TALK TO AN ATTORNEY IN PRIVATE OR ELSE

When our client who had 2 prior DWIs was pulled over late at night after watching a basketball game with friends, he knew the officer stopping him would immediately jump to conclusions about him drinking, and he was right. He chose not to participate in Field Sobriety testing because he knew how subjective and biased the tests are, and the officer arrested him right away for DWI. When the officer read him the implied consent warning, our client asked for time to contact an attorney. The officer allowed him to have time but refused to give him privacy to make the call, sitting right next to him in the patrol car. This is a violation of our client’s rights, and we argued that in court. We won his license revocation case and kept him from getting a conviction on his criminal record.





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KEEP YOUR JOB – CASE DISMISSED

When a pilot drove over a curb in an unfamiliar parking lot after his work Christmas party, police immediately became suspicious and arrested him for DWI. We investigated and were able to argue to the prosecutor that the parking lot’s visibility was extremely limited. We were able to get the DWI case completely dismissed and he was able to avoid losing his job due to the over-zealous arrest by the police officer.


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CLOSE TO HOME WITH PRIORS – KEEP LICENSE

When our client was in an accident leaving his neighborhood, officers suspected him of DWI and placed him under arrest. Since he had two prior DWI arrests, he was facing a possible felony. We were able to successfully negotiate an outcome where he avoided a conviction and avoided any action against his driving privileges.


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ARMED FORCES VERTERAN – CLEAR RECORD & KEPT LICENSE

When a veteran suffering from PTSD was in a slight fender bender on a rainy night, officers suspected him of DWI and placed him under arrest. He refused to blow and was facing DWI charges plus a one-year revocation of his license. Due to his personal medical history and service to our country, we were able to work out a deal that allowed him to keep his license and keep the DWI off his record.


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VERY OLD DWI, MAD JUDGE & PROSECUTOR – NO JAIL, NO CONVICTION

When a client’s decade old DWI charge came back to haunt him, Carter Law Offices stepped in to help. Because of the age of the DWI and our client’s previous failures to appear in court, the prosecutor was seeking a conviction plus jail time. We looked into the arresting officer as well as the original investigation of our client and were able to pinpoint major problems with the prosecutor’s case against him. Because of this our client was able to avoid jail time as well as a conviction and was finally able to put the case firmly behind him.


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BODY CAM SHOWS MISTAKES (QUITE OFTEN) – KEEP LICENSE, DWI DISMISSED

Our client was placed under arrest for DWI and the arresting officer chose to have him submit to an evidentiary breath test in the patrol car. However, when the arresting officer was supposed to be performing the pre-test observation period, we saw clearly on his body cam video that the officer was no where near our client and couldn’t possibly be observing him. When we pointed this out to the administrative hearing officer and the prosecuting attorney, they both reluctantly admitted that the DWI could not stand. We won our client’s license case and his DWI was dismissed.


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LIFETIME CDL BAN AVOIDED

A CDL holder received two DWI’s in a short period of time and was facing a lifetime denial of his Commercial Driving Privileges. We were able to have one of the DWI charges dismissed entirely and the other pled down to a probation so that the client would not face a lifetime ban.


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LAKE OF THE OZARKS? DWI DISMISSED

When a local businessman blew barely over the limit while visiting the Lake this summer, we knew we had to step in to help. We spent a great deal of time in negotiations with the prosecuting attorney, pointing out the weaknesses in their case and were able to eventually get the DWI dismissed.




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DINNER WITH WIFE – CDL LICENSE KEPT, DWI DISMISSED, STILL EMPLOYED

When our CDL-holding client with no priors was driving home from a date with his wife, an officer pulled him over and suspected him of DWI. Our client refused to submit to a breath test and was facing a one-year revocation of his license. We were able to work out a deal with the prosecutor dismissed the charge entirely and allowed him to keep his driving privileges. This allowed our client to keep his job so that he could continue to support his family.




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SATOP REDUCTIONS – THEY SAY THIS, JUDGE SAYS LESS

Clients come to us all the time after unfair SATOP evaluations land them in long-term classes like WIP or CIP. We are frequently successful in making a motion with the court to have their classes reduced to a shorter, more affordable offender education program. Contact us today if you are having issues with SATOP placement.







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