criminal defense lawyers

Criminal defense lawyers John Hacker, Dan Romine, and Ted Eckelkamp have partnered to form the first law firm in Springfield, Missouri devoted exclusively to DWI defense.

Our team has has handled thousands of criminal cases. Call us anytime to discuss your situation.

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You can reach us Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. If we miss your call, please leave a message. You can also email us below.

DWI Springfield

Located downtown between Chestnut Expressway and Park Central Square
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Closed Weekends

DWI Springfield

Located downtown between Chestnut Expressway and Park Central Square
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Closed Weekends

Reviews

They did an awesome job handling a friends case. It was an easy process and they have already been recommended to others I know. Definitely hope I never need this service but it’s good to know I’ll have a good source Incase I do. Great service! Great people!
Ashley Yarnell
Ashley Yarnell
22:38 12 Oct 17
Phenomenal folks who are more than willing to walk you through the entire process from consultation to judgment. I highly recommend them for all DWI needs!
Ryne Armstrong
Ryne Armstrong
19:04 12 Oct 17
Great, hardworking people who have helped tremendously. So nice and willing to do things that others will not! 10/10 recommend! Some of the best people I have ever encountered!
maggie west
maggie west
18:19 12 Oct 17
These guys saved my best friend in her DWI case! They are so professional and make you feel like a person. Not a pay day 🙂
Brett Hartley
Brett Hartley
17:12 12 Oct 17
I have had to use their service a couple different times now for things from expired tags to speeding tickets I forgot about and every time is such full coverage help. They immediately remove the stress of the ticket! They keep you updated the whole process and go above and beyond to make sure they get the issue resolved quickly as well as thoroughly. I'll always recommend DWI Springfield to anyone I hear needing a life jacket drowning in the chaos of legal systems.
Miriah Fowler
Miriah Fowler
14:47 12 Oct 17
I'm really glad I went here. They helped me with every step of the way and kept me in the loop with everything. Wouldn't go anywhere else, and I will definitely recommend this to a friend in the future.
Shawna Kingston
Shawna Kingston
2017-10-12T22:43:16+0000
Very fair attorney and he has helped a few of my friends that had been charged with a DWI. I would definitely recommend.
Ellen Haire
Ellen Haire
2017-10-12T22:14:18+0000
If you need help with DWI this is the place to goThey are the absolute best
Cornelia Johnson Dame
Cornelia Johnson Dame
2017-10-12T18:32:01+0000
These guys saved my best friend in her DWI case! They are so professional and make you feel like a person. Not a pay day 🙂
Brett William Hartley
Brett William Hartley
2017-10-12T17:39:35+0000

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?

Sometimes there are good defenses in a DWI case. More often, there are good people who made a mistake and deserve another chance. Our criminal defense lawyers have an intimate knowledge of the justice system and Missouri driver’s license laws. We will investigate your case from top to bottom, take witness statements, review police reports, and examine the evidence. Then, we will work with you to determine the best possible course of action.

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.

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