DWI Proven Results

St. Louis County Recent Results

St. Louis college student pulled over for speeding 21 mph over the speed limit on her birthday, and eventually arrested for DWI. Police officer stated that she passed the One Leg Stand test and had a speech impediment diagnosis. Carl Civella used these facts to his client's advantage.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Retired man from South St. Louis County faces first offense for DWI after leaving River City casino. Man was pulled over for weaving, and admitted to drinking beer throughout the evening. Only Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test given.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Sales Manager at a well-known retail establishment leaves a Clayton bar and is pulled over for not turning on headlights. Only one field sobriety test given due to her battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Eventually she was arrested for DWI and faced losing her license for one year.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Realtor, married with kids, gets arrested for first DWI after crashing his vehicle in St. Charles County. Although visual observations of impairment indicated by officer, there were no field sobriety tests administered or breath sample provided. Faced one-year license revocation and loss of job!

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Arnold mother in the middle of a divorce gets arrested for DWI after rear ending another vehicle on I-270 and blowing .11 percent. Although she had two prior DWI arrests and the officer observed her failing all three field sobriety tests, Carl Civella negotiated to keep the conviction off her record!

RESULT: NO CONVICTION RESULTED.


After advising the police officer of three knee surgeries and an artificial hip, the officer nevertheless administered the Heel to Toe test and One Leg Stand test. Blood test revealed prescription drugs only! Prosecution eventually refused to issue case due to lack of evidence.

RESULT: NO CHARGES ISSUED.


Florissant man blows 3x the legal limit and causes an accident with injuries to himself and another. Man eventually diagnosed with a concussion, which Carl Civella argued played a role in his demeanor and performance on field sobriety testing.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION!


A 27 year old roofer from Arnold was pulled over for Speeding 100 mph and charged with driving while intoxicated in St. Louis County. Employment requires him to drive daily from job to job. He was exposed to a one-year license revocation for refusing the breath test. Although he was convicted on the speeding charge, no criminal conviction resulted for DWI.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Driver falls asleep at the wheel and strikes fire hydrant, then leaves the scene of the accident, causing $5,300.00 worth of damage. State police eventually catch up to the driver. No field sobriety tests given prior to an arrest for DWI. Carl Civella argued lack of probable cause.

RESULT: NO CONVICTION. NO LICENSE SUSPENSION.


Past results afford no guarantee of future results and every case is different and must be judged on its own merits. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

 

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