Proof Of Operation Of A Vehicle While Intoxicated
To be convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), the prosecution must establish not only impairment, but also operation of a motor vehicle. Normally, a drunk driving arrest starts with a traffic stop. However, it is possible to be charged with and convicted of DWI even if the officer did not pull you over or observe you driving a vehicle.
When law enforcement approached you, were you in a parked car, outside of your car or far away from the vehicle? The law firm of Travis Noble, P.C., has successfully challenged DWI arrests for lack of proof of operation of a vehicle while intoxicated in Missouri.
Experienced DWI Representation · St. Louis Drunk Driving Lawyer
Lawyers throughout the United States consult attorney Travis Noble Jr. for his knowledge of DWI/DUI law and proven strategies for dissecting the government’s case. His demonstrated results include cases in which clients were not observed driving, much less driving while intoxicated.
We offer aggressive DWI defense in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County and throughout Missouri. Call us today at 314-450-7849 for a free consultation about a case involving proof of operation of a vehicle while intoxicated in Missouri.
Is It Drunk Driving If You Weren’t Caught Driving?
Common DWI arrest scenarios involving proof of operation:
- A person asleep in the driver’s seat of a parked car
- A person sitting in a car with the engine running
- A person accused of leaving the scene of an accident
- Arrests based on witness reports that the person was driving
You can be convicted of DWI through circumstantial evidence. Our job is to create reasonable doubt by challenging the prosecution’s facts and conclusions and by offering alternative explanations. Travis Noble has more than two decades of experience with DWI law, including 12 years as a criminal defense attorney and 10 years as a former police officer and narcotics agent. He knows how to attack the evidence to get charges dismissed or downgraded or to position his clients favorably for negotiations or trial.
We Make The Prosecution Prove Its Case