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Joplin DWI Attorneys Can Work with You


Need a qualified Joplin DWI attorney? If you or someone you know has been arrested for drunk driving, it is important to take immediate action and work with a local Joplin DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Do not plead guilty until you have had a chance to speak with an experienced Joplin DUI lawyer. Contact an experienced Joplin DWI attorney today for a free consultation by filling out the form on the left.

A DUI conviction is more expensive than the cost of an attorney. For example, you will likely be dropped from your insurance plan, and will have to purchase extremely expensive SR22 insurance (not to mention that you likely face a minimum jail sentence and expensive fines by the state of Missouri).

Do not give up, even if you think the case against you is strong, speak with your Joplin DUI lawyer first


By pleading guilty, you automatically forfeit your right to fight the charges against you. You are also subject to a criminal record and the minimum penalties for DWI in Missouri – which can include Jail time, Fines, and Suspension or Revocation of License. Local Joplin DWI lawyers can fight drunk driving charges on multiple levels. For example, they can challenge the sufficiency of a BAC reading by attacking the test itself, the device giving the test, or even the method in which it was administered. The Joplin police officer that stopped you may have illegally stopped you. The list goes on. Skilled Joplin DWI lawyers know best how to defend you.

Why the need for an experienced Joplin DUI lawyer?

A DUI arrest and conviction can change your life. It is common to worry about whether you will be able to drive, or how you will get to work, or for some, whether you will be fired from your job if convicted for a DUI. Managing your DUI charges is not an easy task. In many states, the DUI process is a complicated system. If you have been charged with more than a DUI, this is even more the case because you could be facing duplicative criminal charges. An experienced Joplin DUI lawyer can guide you through the criminal and administrative process in your local court system. Whether you need a lawyer to show up to your arraignment, or to negotiate with the county prosecutor, your Joplin DUI attorney can advocate on your behalf and keep you informed throughout the process. A local Joplin DUI lawyer also likely has experience in the local court system – experience with the local prosecutor, and familiarity with the judge there. This way, you can benefit from your attorney’s local experience, which may play a significant role in helping your case.

Minor arrested for DWI in Missouri?

Joplin DWI defense lawyers – Joplin DUI defense lawyers


Minors are subject to an even tighter set of DWI laws than the rest of society. Underage drivers are also sometimes unfairly targeted. Minors potentially face automatic license revocation, and automatic license suspension, just to begin with, if they are convicted. Minors who are found guilty also face difficult challenges going forward: finding a job, getting into school, insurance, etc. Add to that the criminal penalties associated with the charges, and the costs can be insurmountable. Joplin defense attorneys want to help you in this difficult time. Fill out the form on the left for a free consultation with an experienced Joplin DWI defense attorney.

Joplin defense lawyers: Scope of Services

An experienced Joplin defense attorney can usually help clients who face one or multiple criminal charges. These attorneys are often a jack of all trades in the criminal arena, and are usually referred to by a number of titles, for example: Joplin Misdemeanor DWI lawyer, Joplin felony DUI lawyer, Joplin Suspended License Lawyer, Joplin Criminal defense lawyer, etc.

Joplin DUI defense lawyers potentially may assist you:


Seal your record
Reduce the drunk driving charges filed against you
Suppress illegal evidence
Challenge a breathalyzer test
Hire an investigator
Secure Bail / Post Bail
Get out of jail
Challenge sobriety tests
Appear at a Missouri license suspension hearing
Suppress test results
Defend you in court
Appear at a Missouri license revocation hearing
Protect your rights
Negotiate a plea deal
Challenge a blood test


Myth: Isn’t it expensive to hire a local Joplin DUI lawyer?

Factors: The cost of hiring a drunk driving DUI lawyer in Joplin varies depending on (1) your specific attorney’s rates, and (2) the facts of your case. It is important to remember that it is far better to pay a defense lawyer “up front” as opposed to paying enormously on the “back end” for criminal penalties and all the costs that flow from them.

Fee Structure: Joplin DUI attorneys collect their fees in one of two ways: through a lump sum fee or by charging an hourly rate (usually between $100 and up to $500 per hour). It is important to discuss these nuances up front, before the attorney ever begins to work on your case. It is advisable that you get an estimate from your attorney before any work commences. This way, you and your attorney are on the same page.

Your Case: The particular facts of your case naturally have a large impact on the potential size of your legal bill. A history of prior drunk driving arrests, or a complicated set of facts surrounding your DUI arrest could potentially present nuances to your case that require more time and attention from your Joplin DUI defense lawyer. To save on your bill, be ready to discuss, in detail, the facts of your case during your free initial consultation. The more prepared you are, the less time your attorney needs to spend on your case, which saves you money.

Fees versus Expenses: And last, it is important to know that “expenses” for expert witnesses and court costs are above and beyond the fees charged for your lawyer’s hourly fee.



Bail Bonding Companies in and near Joplin, Missouri


Ben Hilton Bail Bonds
1029 Hawthorn Street
Carthage, Missouri 64836
(417) 358-8333

Height's Finance Corporation
2640 E 32nd Street 13
Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 782-3800

Bail Out Bonding
325 East 3rd Street
Joplin, Missouri 64801
(417) 624-0477

Bill Corn Bail Bonds
2226 South Main Street
Joplin, Missouri 64804
(417) 626-8079


Traffic Courts in Jasper County, Missouri


If you have been issued a traffic ticket, your case will be heard here:  


Joplin Municipal Court
303 E Third Street
Joplin, Missouri 64801
(417) 624-0820



If you wish to appeal your ticket you may do so here:


Jasper County Circuit Court
Traffic Division, Joplin Courthouse, 601 South Pearl
Joplin, Missouri 64801
(417) 625-4310


Criminal Courts in Jasper County, Missouri


Circuit Courts have general jurisdiction over all criminal cases and handle all felony cases and misdemeanor cases:  


Jasper County Circuit Court
Criminal Court, Joplin Courthouse, 601 South Pearl
Joplin, Missouri 64801
(417) 625-4310



If you are facing a drug charge, your claim may be heard here:


Jasper County Circuit Court
Criminal Court, Joplin Courthouse, 601 South Pearl
Joplin, Missouri 64801
(417) 625-4310



Joplin DUI lawyers serving clients throughout Southwestern Missouri, including Anderson,Ash Grove, Aurora, Belfast, Cartage, Carytown, Cassville, Fidelity, Golden City, Greenfield, Joplin, Monett, Mount Vernon, Neosho, Purdy, Racine, Sarcoxie, Sheldon, and other communities in Jasper County and Newton County.