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          If you want experience on your side for your DWI, I am your choice.  As a Police Officer/Sheriff's Deputy for fourteen years, I enforced DWI/DUI laws as well as traffic laws.  

           The truth of the matter is that I know more about what police officers should be doing than most police officers.  If you have been arrested for DWI, call me and I can help.

          Specifically, I was trained in the following areas: DWI/DUI Enforcement Officer as well as a Drug Recognition Expert Practitioner/Instructor (DRE) which consists of drug (legal and illegal) impaired driving detection and enforcement; Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner/Instructor, which are the tests that police officers give you when you are under the suspicion of DWI; Motor Vehicle, Commercial Motor Vehicle, and Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction Practitioner, which consisted of the investigation and reconstruction of serious and fatal traffic crashes; Sobriety Checkpoint Supervisor, which meant that I conducted and supervised Sobriety Checkpoints; and Field Training Officer, which means that I trained new police officers on proper policy and procedure, to include DWI detection and enforcement.  



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    4 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    4 years
  3. Trusts: 10%
    3 years



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    Richard has a formidable knowledge of the law, especially those aspects touching DWI defense. I wholeheartedly endorse him.


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Contact info

Ward & Associates

12444 Powerscourt Drive
Suite 370
St. Louis, MO, 63131


MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Deputy of the YearSt. Charles County Deputy Sheriff's Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWard & Associates2013 - Present
Deputy SheriffSt. Charles County Sheriff's Department2002 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2015 - Present
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Lindenwood UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science SeminarNeeded Discovery in DRE and Accident Reconstruction Cases2014