St. Louis DWI Defense Lawyer

A drunk driving arrest can have a huge impact on your freedom, finances and driving privileges. This is true even if you have not yet been convicted of a DUI/DWI. If you were charged with drunk driving in Missouri or Illinois, you have a matter of days before your drivers' license can be automatically suspended.

Make sure you take action quickly to prevent a license suspension or revocation. An experienced attorney can ensure both your driving privileges and your criminal record are protected to the fullest extent possible.

Distinguished Experience In DWI Defense

I am St. Louis County DWI defense attorney Carl J. Civella, and I have more than 24 years of experience defending clients against drunk driving charges in Missouri and Illinois. As a former prosecutor, I am intimately familiar with what my clients are up against in the criminal justice system. I firmly believe everyone deserves strong defense and due process.

I can be the advocate you need in both the civil and criminal components of your DWI/DUI case. I can represent you in:

  • Criminal proceedings — Drunk driving is a crime in Missouri and Illinois. If you have been arrested for DWI/DUI, you may be facing jail time, hefty fines, and other criminal penalties.
  • License proceedings — Civil penalties for a DWI/DUI include license suspension that begins 15 days from the arrest date. The length of suspension varies. It will depend on your prior record, and whether or not you took the breath test. I can help you explore your options for keeping your license.

*Whether you are facing your first DWI/DUI or you have prior offenses on your record, I can help you.

Contact A St. Louis DWI Defense Lawyer

For more information about the potential effects on your driving privileges after a DWI arrest, contact a competent St. Louis County DWI lawyer today. I represent clients in Town and Country, Maryland Heights, Ladue, Creve Coeur, and other cities in the St. Louis County area.

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