DWI Victories

  • A Creve Coeur man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – Aggravated Offender. Matthew Radefeld represented the defendant at preliminary hearing and was successful in getting the charges dismissed due to the State's failure to show enough probable cause to show that Defendant was actually intoxicated at the time he was driving the car versus having become intoxicated sometime thereafter.

  • A hearing impaired man with a severe speech impediment faced a significant revocation of his driver's license for having a BAC over .08%. At the hearing on the revocation, the man testified about his disability and explained to the Court that it was snowing and slippery the night of the incident and the he could not understand what the police officer was saying because she was speaking too fast and not explaining any of the testing procedures to him properly. The Court agreed with Frank, Juengel & Radefeld attorneys' arguments and found that even though the man clearly blew over the legal limit, the police did not have probable cause that he had been driving while intoxicated. His revocation was rescinded and full driving privileges were restored.

  • A St. Louis woman received a DWI and, as luck would have it, just so happened to be on Federal land on the Landing downtown. She was charged by the US Attorney's office with a federal DWI and was looking at losing her license for a year. Attorneys were able to convince the government to agree that she should be given pretrial diversion instead, and she was spared the points on her license, and significant fine, and most importantly, she was able to keep her driver's license.

  • A Driving While Intoxicated charge was dismissed against a St. Louis County man. He was accused of driving his car off the road and causing extensive damage to city property. After extensive research and negotiation with the prosecutor, the case was dismissed based on a lack of scientific evidence proving the man was drunk at the time of the accident.

  • Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident charges were dismissed at preliminary hearing against a 21-year-old St. Louis County man. The prosecutor's office then reissued the charges through the grand jury. In the circuit court, Matthew Radefeld filed a Motion to Dismiss based upon a violation of the statute of limitations. After a very lengthy hearing, the defense was successful, the charges were dismissed, and the state was prohibited from reissuing the charges again.

  • A Moroccan man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several other traffic offenses. Due to his immigration status, a plea bargain was not an option. Matthew Radefeld tried the case and after cross-examination of the arresting officers, the defendant was acquitted on the charges. Because of this acquittal, he was saved from being deported and was able to stay in the country with his family.