Carl J. Civella
St. Louis DWI Attorney
Serving St. Louis County And Surrounding Areas
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Arrested For DWI? Get The Help You Need NOW

What matters most in your case are results. Safeguard your future and protect your record. Put 27 years of DWI experience on your side.

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St. Louis County DWI Defense Attorney

Why Choose Carl Civella?

  • Focused DWI defense attorney
  • Former prosecutor for today’s defense
  • Up-to-date with the latest technology in breath instruments
  • 27 years of experience on your side
  • Impeccable reputation among court personnel, prosecutors and judges
  • Highly personalized attention

27 Years Of Experience With DWI/DUI Cases

Have you been charged with DUI/DWI in St. Louis County? If so, you are well-aware that there is a lot at stake. You could be facing a wide range of severe and life-altering penalties, including jail time, costly fines, the loss of your driving privileges, and a permanent criminal record.

Because of this, it is absolutely critical to choose the right defense team to represent your case. I am attorney Carl J. Civella, and I dedicate over 27 years of experience (including time as a prosecutor) to fully assisting my clients. Call me today at 314-727-2886​ and schedule your free initial consultation!

Protecting Your Rights And Helping You Understand Your Legal Options

In the aftermath of an arrest, you may feel like you are at the lowest point in your life, and not know where to turn to or what to do. Unfortunately, many individuals who have been arrested and charged with DUI/DWI feel that they have no other choice but to quietly accept a conviction and the resulting consequences. However, regardless of the specific circumstances surrounding your case, you still have rights and legal options available.

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Whether you are facing charges for a first offense DWI, felony DWI or have a prior offense already on your record, I can provide you with an aggressive defense you need.

I have experience as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, giving me the in-depth knowledge of how both sides approach such cases. I pride myself in my ability to anticipate and plan a counter to the prosecution’s arguments. Learn more and schedule your free consultation by calling me now at 314-727-2886!

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DWI/DUI Defense
Avoid a conviction and save your driving privileges

Criminal Law
Representing clients in traffic and criminal matters throughout the St. Louis County area

Personal Injury
Millions recovered for clients injured in auto accidents and more

Experienced DWI Attorney In St. Louis County

Carl has a proven track record of getting favorable outcomes in Missouri and Illinois DWI cases, and is a former prosecutor with over 27 years of experience.

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Proven DWI 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.


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 was given.


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 was given due to her battle with rheumatoid arthritis. Eventually she was arrested for DWI and faced losing her license for one year.


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