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Felonies and Misdemeanors: What is the Difference?

Jul 8, 2021

  The law is filled with legal jargon that is confusing to most outside of the profession. To make things worse, some terms are not even clearly defined to lawyers. Something not commonly known outside of the law profession is the difference between felonies and misdemeanors. The Difference Each crime a defendant is charged with […]

Increased crashes in the summer lead to more DWI enforcement

Jun 3, 2021

Alcohol can be a problem all year ‘round, but its cultural consequences tend to increase in the summer. A long-term review of car crash trends shows that the summer months, especially the week around summer holidays, are some of the most dangerous times for drunk driving crashes. The week leading up to the 4th of July and […]

Responding to the Police in Springfield, Missouri

Jun 1, 2021

With the methods of law enforcement in Missouri and across the United States coming under scrutiny over the past year, it is important to know how to respond to police if you are ever confronted. Regardless of your political affiliation, knowing and exercising your constitutional rights can save you thousands in legal fees, even if […]

Missouri domestic assault and possible defenses

May 6, 2021

If a person is charged with domestic assault in Missouri, it can cause him or her to face significant penalties. It’s helpful to understand the levels of domestic assault, possible defenses to the charge and how an attorney can help. In Missouri, domestic assault is defined as knowingly causing or attempting to cause physical injury […]

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 […]