Traffic Tickets & Criminal Law

If you are stopped for a DUI, DWI or other traffic violation, remember the following suggestions:

  1. DO be polite and produce the requested documents.
  2. DO NOT say that it’s your fault, even if you think it is.
  3. DO NOT volunteer information. You are not required to answer ANY questions regardless of what the officer says.
  4. DO NOT lie to the officer. If you don’t want to answer a question, just don’t.

There’s a fifth step, too:

  1. Contact the Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm PC or call (816) 246-4429

The above may look glib, but it is not. We are serious. Most people don’t realize the consequences traffic tickets can have. The sooner you contact a traffic attorney for your DUI or other related traffic issues, the better your chances in court.

If you are convicted of a traffic violation, you could face:

  • Hefty fines
  • Higher insurance rates
  • Points on your record (which could affect your employment)
  • A suspended license
  • A revoked license
  • Jail time

If you are facing charges of drunk driving or drunk driving, you need a DUI attorney who will protect your rights. At the Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm P.C. , we’ve been defending people for 34 years. Our DUI attorney is familiar with the Missouri courts and know how to look out for your interests.

Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm has Handled Traffic Ticket Cases That Involved
  • DUI or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Speeding tickets
  • C & I driving (careless and imprudent)
  • Munipal ordinance violations
  • Accident tickets
  • Suspended or revoked driver’s license
  • Drug possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • And many others
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