St. Louis DWI & DUI Defense Lawyers

We Understand How Important Your DWI Charge Is

At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, we have successfully handled murder, securities fraud, and conspiracy charge cases involving nationally known defendants. Yet we understand that when you are charged with drunk driving in St. Louis, you need the same level of commitment and diligence afforded to higher-level charges.

We are veterans of more than 200 jury trials. Additionally, we have handled thousands of DUI cases through negotiations. For aggressive legal help following drunk driving charges in Missouri, contact St. Louis’s top criminal defense firm.

The criminal defense attorneys of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, have 75+ years of combined drunk driving defense experience. Call or contact us today at (314) 485-4002 for knowledgeable and vigorous legal help.

Long-Term Drunk Driving Consequences

A drunk driving conviction in Missouri can have a huge impact on your life and result in jail time, the loss of driving privileges, fines, community service, substance abuse treatment, restitution, restrictive probationary license programs (including ignition interlock devices and Cinderella licenses), and a criminal record. In Missouri, if you are charged with drunk driving, you have a limited number of days before your drivers’ license is automatically suspended. Felony drunk driving charges, which can result from 1) two prior DUI convictions or 2) two prior alcohol-related offenses, can lead to even more severe penalties. 

In Missouri, first and second DUI/DWI charges are frequently charged as misdemeanors, but some factors that can elevate a misdemeanor DUI/DWI to a felony DUI include:

  • The driver does not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident
  • The driver is under the influence with children in the car (minors under the age of 16)
  • The driver does not have insurance at the time of the arrest
  • The driver has an extremely high blood alcohol count (BAC) at the time of arrest (in Missouri, an aggravated DWI can be charged for having a BAC of 0.15% or higher at the time of arrest)

Whether you are facing a first or third DUI/DWI charge, or a felony drunk driving charge, our skilled DWI & DUI defense lawyers are here to help. We can review all available evidence, including police reports, Breathalyzer test results, and Breathalyzer machine maintenance records, and help ensure that your rights are protected. 

Our commitment to protecting clients has resulted in hundreds of dismissed DUI charges and not-guilty verdicts, as well as not-guilty verdicts in manslaughter and other charges involving alleged drunk driving. For more information on our firm or drunk driving cases we have handled, please contact us today.

Breathalyzers & Field Sobriety Tests

If you are pulled over in Missouri for suspected drunk driving, one of the first things that the police officer is likely to ask is for you to exit the vehicle and perform a field sobriety and blow into a breathalyzer device. While you do need to exit the vehicle, it’s important to keep in mind that you do not legally have to submit to a breathalyzer or field sobriety test, and have the right to remain silent and request an attorney. Denying the tests can result in a longer suspension of an individual’s driver’s license, but can make it easier for your charges to be brought down by an attorney since the officer will have less evidence to support a drunk driving case against you.

A History of Successful Drunk Driving Defense

A first drunk driving conviction usually comes as a shock. When you face a felony DWI charge, which can result from two prior DUI convictions or two prior alcohol-related offenses, it can feel like your life as you know it is over.

We can help. It is true that a first DUI conviction can lead to jail time, a criminal record, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license, and multiple offenses can greatly increase penalties. Often, though, an experienced criminal defense attorney can effectively fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

The criminal defense attorneys of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, have handled thousands of felony DUI charges. Additionally, we have handled more than 200 criminal jury trials. Our track record includes countless successes, including not-guilty verdicts.

The experienced St. Louis criminal defense attorneys of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, have 75+ years of combined DWI defense experience.

We Leave No Stone Unturned

Information on which to build a strong defense lies in the evidence. We review police reports and review deficiencies in Breathalyzer tests and police actions, and then we draw on our trial relationships with prosecutors for the best outcome for our DWI clients.

A recent case illustrates our effectiveness in handling felony and high-profile DWI charges. Our client was renowned football player Leonard Little, who faced charges of DWI involving an accident and a fatality. We handled Mr. Little’s full range of charges in a jury trial and achieved a not-guilty verdict.

For more information regarding the St. Louis felony DWI lawyers of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, please contact our firm.

Contact Our Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

DUI/DWI charges can have serious consequences without the help of an attorney. If you are facing a first or second DUI/DWI, or charges for a felony DUI/DWI, call Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP today. We have over 75+ years of combined experience in criminal defense cases and can prepare an effective defense and work diligently to protect your rights and produce the best possible outcome for your case. 

To schedule a no-charge consultation with a firm that has successfully helped thousands of individuals in St. Louis with their DUI/DWI case, including not-guilty verdicts, contact Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP today. We are available for evening and weekend appointments upon request, and our offices are conveniently located next door to the St. Louis County Jail.

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Additionally, firm partner John P. Rogers is also licensed to practice in Illinois. For more information, please contact the lawyers of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP by calling (314) 354-8484.

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