Allen has 26 years of civil and criminal trial experience. As an experienced former... more
Allen has 26 years of civil and criminal trial experience. As an experienced former prosecutor, assistant attorney general, and municipal judge, he has an unparalleled understanding of the intricate workings of the legal system. He has served as a faculty member in the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Criminal Justice teaching courses on evidence, criminal law, search and seizu... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.