What could I face for an .08 DUI in Missouri? 1 Answers as of April 25, 2011

I was at a nearby city and am not familiar with the roads, if they are one way or not. I drove into a one way in the wrong direction. An officer pulled me over and gave me a breathalyzer; I blew an .08. I explained to the officer I had waited and hour after my my last drink to drive home. What could I face for this? I have a clean record this is my first offense. Who would better represent me, a public defender or an attorney? What can happen to my driver's license after this? How much can this end up costing?

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The prosecutor has to prove actual impairment. If you performed well on the field sobriety tests, you may have a defensible case. Otherwise, it will be a class A misdemeanor. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact my office.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 4/25/2011
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