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How do Missouri prosecutors build a drugged driving case?

Apr 26, 2021

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws in Missouri don’t just outlaw driving after having too much to drink. They also make it a criminal act to drive while under the effect of intoxicating illegal drugs or strong prescription medication. Police officers conduct field sobriety tests to check for signs of impairment. Even before a driver gets […]

How easy it is to reach a .08% blood alcohol concentration?

Apr 23, 2021

When you think about people getting DUIs, you probably think about those who drink chronically or who are struggling with a substance use disorder. What you may not realize is how easy it actually is to get to a .08% blood alcohol concentration. The .08% BAC matters because this is the per-se limit by law. With the […]

Does Ridesharing Reduce Drunk Driving Incidents?

Apr 7, 2021

In one study, it was found that four boroughs of New York City (excluding Staten Island) have experienced a 25 to 35 percent decrease in alcohol-related car accidents since the inception of Uber, as compared to other locations where the company doesn’t operate. With the 4th of July holiday upon us, it’s an important reminder […]

Rebuild Your Life After a DWI Charge

Mar 24, 2021

Rebuild your life after a DWI charge Being charged with a DWI can wreak havoc on your life. Not only will it prevent you from being able to drive, possibly preventing you from being able to get to work or visit your kids, it could affect your ability to get a job or keep a […]

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 […]