Municipal Court DWI Information
Municipal court DWI cases are common in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri. Municipal court generally handle traffic cases and other low-level cases, but they can also handle first and second offense DWI cases. Generally, a case will end up in a municipal court if a municipal police officer was the person who investigated the case and wrote the citation for the DWI. Different municipalities have different policies, but there are some common features to most municipal courts. First, many municipal courts hold court at night so people can attend court after work. This also allows the judge and prosecutor for most municipal courts to do it on a part time basis after they leave their day job. Many municipal prosecutors and judges are criminal defense attorneys or state prosecutors during the day. Once those people are finished with their day jobs, they then play a role in the municipal courts in the evening. Two municipal courts in the St. Louis area that handle a large volume of DWI cases are Town & Country and Maryland Heights.
If you are facing a DWI in Town & Country, Missouri then you are not alone. Town & Country is always near the top in municipal DWI arrests in St. Louis County. Some of this has to do with the unique geography that includes the intersection of Highways 40 and 270, but most of it has to do with aggressive drunk driving patrols. These patrols are responsible for pulling many people over on the highways that go through Town & Country.
In Missouri you only have 15 days to challenge a drunk driving related suspension. Whether you refused the breath test and are facing a one year suspension, or if you blew over the legal limit, it is extremely important that you consult an attorney prior to the suspension of your driver’s license.
It is important to research and hire an attorney that specializes in DWI and has experience in Town & Country. Jason Korner has years of experience fighting DWI cases in Town & Country. Contact Jason Korner today to schedule a consultation so you can protect your rights. Jason Korner will fight for your driving privileges, he will fight to keep a DWI off of your record, and he has the experience required to get results.