If you've received a traffic ticket or been charged with a criminal offense such as DWI in municipal court or state court, you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer. While you have a legal right to represent yourself, you may not be fully aware of your rights and the applicable legal standards to adequately advocate for yourself. Often, you will need a lawyer to represent you in order to avoid points being assessed against your driving record or going to jail.
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI): If you have been accused of DWI (known in many states as DUI), you will likely face both a criminal charge and an administrative hearing on your driver's license, which usually occurs before you go to court. We can represent you at both proceedings. The attorneys at Jamison Associates vigorously defend their clients against driving while intoxicated charges. Our courtroom experience is second to none in northwest Missouri. We continuously strive to achieve the best results for our clients, whether it be reduced charges or outright dismissals.
- Traffic tickets: If you've gotten a ticket for speeding, running a stop sign, running a red light, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license or another traffic offense, our focus will be on getting your ticket amended to a non-moving violation so you will not acquire points, threatening your license and impacting your insurance costs.