Dedicated Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer Advocates for the Accused
Reputable St. Charles attorney opposes prosecutors in DWI and crime cases
Charges for DWI, assault, drug possession and other crimes can take over your life if they are not handled by a qualified attorney. At Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law in St. Charles, Missouri, I have spent more than a decade handling criminal cases in St. Charles, St. Louis and the surrounding region. When you need a persistent advocate, I will be by your side. I aim first to have cases dismissed or reduced. When a trial is necessary, I come to court with a track record of success.
Experienced counselor fights Missouri DWI and BAC charges
In Missouri, a driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher faces a “per se” DWI conviction without any other evidence. Standard DWI charges differ from per se charges in that they can be filed even if a driver’s BAC is under .08 percent if a police officer believes a driver is intoxicated.
Missouri drivers can face consequences under both criminal law and administrative law. It is important to understand the difference between the two:
- Criminal — Criminal courts have the power to add points to your license and impose fines or jail time. Possible grounds for challenging DWI or BAC charges include faulty breathalyzer equipment or lack of probable cause.
- Administrative — Even if it cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated while driving, you can face administrative penalties such as having your license revoked or suspended. If you are given a Notice of Suspension or Revocation of Your Driving Privilege, you have 15 days to request an administrative hearing. If your driving privileges were revoked, I can help you file the documents for license reinstatement.
Enlisting a knowledgeable lawyer can help you understand your legal options and available defenses.
Skilled lawyer defends clients accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes
I handle a wide range of additional nonviolent and violent criminal cases, including those involving:
- Drugs — In Missouri, it is a misdemeanor to possess 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids. Possession of any other controlled substance is a felony. I fight possession, distribution and other drug charges. One possible legal defense is showing that an officer did not have probable cause.
- Assault — Whether assault is tried as a misdemeanor or a felony depends on the defendant’s intentions, criminal record and use of weapons. I will investigate the circumstances of your charge and present a clear depiction of your actions. If you fought back against an aggressor, I can make a self-defense argument.
- Weapons — I handle felony and misdemeanor charges related to the ownership, possession and use of firearms.
Having an experienced and attentive lawyer for your defense can make all the difference. If you need to speak with a qualified lawyer, I urge you to call my office.
Schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled Missouri criminal defense lawyer
To schedule a free initial consultation with my St. Charles, Missouri criminal defense firm, call Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law at 314-578-9266 or contact me online.