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Fight a DWI Charge, and You Can Help Protect Your Future

Feb 1, 2020

You and your friends love football season. It’s not just a game, it’s a way of life for you. Every time there is a game, you head down to the local sports bar, have a few beers, watch the game and then head home. Lately, there have been many more officers around the bar, and […]

What You Should Do During a DWI Traffic Stop

Nov 27, 2019

You’re cruising down the highway, enjoying yourself and suddenly you see police lights in your rear-view mirror. You hope that the officer isn’t coming after you, but you have a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach. If you find yourself on the side of the road as part of a DWI traffic stop, […]

How much does a Missouri DWI affect auto insurance rates?

Oct 22, 2019

When Missouri authorities charge you with drunk driving and that charge winds up leading to a conviction, you can expect to have to pay a substantial amount of money in fines and other expenses relating to your action. Even if it is your first time receiving a driving while intoxicated conviction in the state, you […]

Your Keto Diet May Spell Trouble with the Breathalyzer

Sep 5, 2019

Taking care of your body is important. Maintaining the proper diet and exercise regime can help you feel physically and mentally fit. The keto diet is popular for several reasons. Do you know what this diet does to your body and how it may affect you on the road? The keto diet may trip you up […]

Defenses to Drunk Driving

May 13, 2019

A motorist in Springfield, Missouri charged with a DUI or DWI (the actual charge commonly referred to as “drunk driving”) has a few different options when it comes to mounting a defense. Some affirmative defenses exist in very rare circumstances, even when the evidence otherwise supports the charge. But it’s more common to defend against […]

Choose a Designated Driver Before Going Out

Feb 4, 2019

Hockey season in full swing and baseball season is just around the corner. All of these events call for time spent with friends between bars, stadiums and homes. Before you attend a sporting event, no matter where, you should know who your designated driver is. Your chances of getting pulled over for a DWI around […]

Parents: 3 Ways You Can Challenge Your Teen’s DWI/DUI

Apr 4, 2018

The last thing you ever expected was to get a call from the police station stating that your child had been arrested for driving drunk. Your teen isn’t even old enough to drink. A DUI can impact your child now and in the future, so it’s important to understand how to fight against the charges. […]

Even a first-time DUI can ruin your future

Jan 23, 2018

Even for a first-time offender, a DUI arrest can have lasting effects for years to come. While it does not seem fair that a choice you made when you were 20 can affect you well into your 40s and 50s, the truth is that your choices now have a direct impact on where you end […]

What to Avoid Doing at DWI Checkpoints

Jan 16, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints are a useful tool for police to use to keep drunk drivers off the road. They are helpful and aid in reducing the number of people who die each year as a result of drunk driving. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3,300 people died in drunk driving incidents […]

Why is .08 the Legal Limit?

Jan 9, 2018

Drunk driving is a huge problem in every state. Between 2013 and 2015 in Missouri, people between the ages of 21 and 25 were most likely to die as a result of drunk driving, according to data from the Missouri Department of Transportation. You can technically drive on roadways as long as your blood alcohol […]