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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 […]

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 […]