Asked in DUI / DWI for Missouri

Q: Arrested for dwi never received a citation in Missouri. I don't understand how they can charge me when I never got a tic

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James P. Deffet
James P. Deffet
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Smithville, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: When you are arrested for a DWI you may not be charged immediately. Many times the prosecutor may wait for results of lab tests or review your prior convictions prior to charging. Although most first time offenders are issued a ticket before release, there is no requirement that a ticket be issued at the time of the arrest. There are many technical factors involved in a DWI charge and I would advise you at least consult with an attorney regarding the facts of your specific case.

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