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DWI Springfield is here to help! Criminal defense lawyers Dan Romine and Ted Eckelkamp have partnered to form a law firm in Springfield, Missouri devoted to DWI defense. If you’ve been charged with a DWI you are potentially facing jail time, a criminal record, and the loss of your driving privileges. When the stakes are high, it’s important to have professional help. Our team has has handled thousands of criminal cases. Call us anytime to discuss your situation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of cases do you handle?
Our attorneys provide legal representation for DWIs and DUIs, as well as assistance with license reinstatements, SATOP review hearings, hardship licenses, and expunging alcohol-related offenses. If you have been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol anywhere in Southwest Missouri, please contact us today for a free consultation. If you need help with a standard traffic ticket, visit Springfield Traffic Tickets.
What are the penalties for a DWI?
Being charged with driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. In the short-term, you face a hefty fine and the possibility of jail time. However, the long-term consequences can be just as severe – increased insurance rates, revoked driving privileges, potential loss of employment, and a criminal record. Everybody makes bad decisions – don’t let your DWI turn your life upside down. Let our experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys fight for you.
Why choose DWI Springfield?
If you received a speeding ticket, chances are, you’d also like a speedy resolution. Our website allows you to submit your traffic ticket online, completely hassle free. Our firm offers competitive prices, outstanding customer service, and a record of exceptional results! Feel free to contact us anytime.
How can I get the best results?
If you’ve been charged with an alcohol-related offense, there are a few steps you should take to get the best possible results. First, find an experienced attorney to help guide you through the complex criminal process. Second, demonstrate remorse by quickly completing SATOP and volunteering some time at a local non-profit organization. Third, and most importantly, learn from your mistake. Stay out of trouble while your DWI is pending or while you are on probation.
Will I need SR-22 insurance?
SR-22 is the name of the document insurance companies can send to the Department of Revenue to confirm that a driver is covered by auto insurance. An SR-22 policy is required for a two-year period following any DWI-related suspension of your driving privileges. If you need SR-22 insurance, call your agent to check availability. Not every insurance company offers SR-22. If you are having difficulties finding a provider, we recommend consulting Jessica McClish with American Family Insurance at (417) 883-0404.
Do I need to take SATOP?
SATOP stands for Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program. It consists of four possible levels of treatment, ranging from Level I (a 10-hour alcohol awareness class) to Level IV (a minimum of 51 hours of substance abuse counseling). Every Missouri resident with a suspended license resulting from a DUI or DWI must be evaluated for SATOP and complete the recommended level of treatment to have their license reinstated. We recommend taking SATOP in Springfield at Missouri Alternatives. You can reach their office at (417) 883-7227.
Will I need to attend Court?
If you’ve been charged with felony for driving while intoxicated or have been released on bond, the Judge will likely expect you to attend every hearing until your case is closed. If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, there’s a good chance our attorneys can attend most court hearings in your place. When a personal appearance is required, we will make sure you are notified and well-prepared. Our team is usually able to predict if you will need to attend during our initial consultation.
How much are your attorney fees?
Properly defending DWI cases is a lengthy and demanding process. Our attorney fees start at $1,000.00 and increase depending on the exact charges(s), the jurisdiction where it occurred, and how you’d like it handled. We are happy to provide our clients with payment plans. Please give us a call for a free consultation, so that we can offer you a more precise quote and talk about your options moving forward.