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Missouri Man Charged for 11th DWI

By The Hammer Law Firm, LLC  Aug. 15, 2013 1:46p

According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), approximately a third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders and 50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license. In the case of a Missouri man who was recently arrested for DWI in St. Louis, these statistics bear out. The 53 year-old man with the initials J. A. H. was stopped by law enforcement for a traffic offense which led to his 11th arrest for DWI. The man has since been charged as a chronic DWI offender as well as for driving with a suspended or revoked license. He is being held on $100,000 bond. St. Louis County police have stated that he has 10 prior convictions of driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

In Missouri, a driver who receives a second DWI, irrespective of the length of time between convictions, will generally have his or her license revoked for a year. A driver who is convicted of a subsequent DWI within a five-year period may face losing his or her license for five years. At the end of the five-year period, he or she will have to petition the court in the county where the conviction took place to seek a license reinstatement. A Missouri driver who is convicted three or more times on DWI charges may be subject to a license revocation period of 10 years and will also be required to petition the court. In both cases, the convicted driver must register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site for a criminal history check as part of the process.

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Being convicted of DWI in Missouri results in many penalties, including a heavy financial toll as well as the loss of one's license. To combat such charges, it is vital to seek the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney who has experience handling the complex legal field of DWI defense. DWI defense combines legal, scientific, and even medical knowledge as it deals with the forensics of breath and blood tests.

The Hammer Law Firm, based in St. Louis, is a DWI and criminal defense firm offering competent legal representation to those facing state and federal criminal charges ranging from DWI to manslaughter and murder. The legal team, comprised of former prosecutors, has 30 years of experience in their field. They have effectively represented clients facing all types of impaired driving charges, from DWI to felony DWI, DWI accidents, DWI with child endangerment, DWI resulting in injury or death, underage DUI, and driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). They can represent you in both the criminal and administrative proceedings following any DWI arrest. Contact the firm for a free, initial case evaluation concerning your DWI or other criminal charges today.

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