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Understanding the Hidden Costs of a DWI

Jan 19, 2021

The penalties and consequences you face when charged with a DWI/DUI in Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding area are significant. You may lose your license, must pay expensive fines, and even spend time in jail. Depending on if you face your first, second, or third offense, you may face even more penalties.   You face […]

Can One Drink Get You To The Legal Limit?

Jan 12, 2021

As a general rule, most people assume that it’s fine to drive after having one drink. They may feel like a drink is just part of their dinner at a local restaurant or a way to unwind with coworkers after work. This is much different than a night of drinking, after which they’d get a […]

A Warning for All Owners of Personal Breathalyzers

Dec 29, 2020

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, take a lesson from one breathalyzer owner’s experience. He was trying to be responsible and do the right thing, but he made one critical mistake.   Do you own a personal breathalyzer? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had it, do you know for sure if the device […]

What is Missouri’s Look Back Period for DWIs?

Dec 15, 2020

As we discussed in previous blog posts, the penalties for a DWI conviction can have a serious impact on your life. From potential jail time and paying fines, to reinstating your driving privileges, even one conviction can create a significant amount of stress in your life. These penalties can multiply if a driver faces multiple […]

Performing Your Own Breath Test May Not Prevent a DWI Charge

Dec 8, 2020

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a common offense, and many people don’t even commit it intentionally. One of the effects of alcohol is that it makes it hard to gauge how much it has impaired you and your cognitive function. You might feel as though you’re still totally sober when in reality you would fail […]

Can I get a DWI the Morning After a Night of Drinking?

Dec 3, 2020

You go out for a night of drinking. You head home around last call and hit the bed at 1:30 a.m. You have an appointment at 7:30 a.m. You may wake up feeling worse for the wear, but you brew up some coffee and hit the road. Are you still at risk for getting a […]

Adam Woody Speaks to Missouri Judiciary Committee on Proposed Crime Bill

Jul 29, 2020

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch covered recent testimony on a proposed crime bill pushed by Governor Parsons. Read the story below. Part of Parson police push includes threat of sending Missouri kids as young as 12 to adult prisons JEFFERSON CITY — Just two years ago, Missouri lawmakers signed off on a plan to raise the […]