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3 times you may have reason to question a breath test’s results

Jun 25, 2022

3 times you may have reason to question a breath test’s results Physical evidence, like chemical evidence, can help the state build a compelling criminal case. It is certainly more convincing than eyewitness testimony. When it comes to accusations of drunk driving, breath tests are the most common way for police officers to collect chemical […]

What are the possible ramifications of underage drinking in Missouri?

Jun 20, 2022

The legal drinking age in Missouri is 21. However, peer pressure and social settings make underage drinking a common occurrence. What consequences could you face for this? Academic consequences If you are a student, underage drinking could impact your academic career. You could get placed on academic probation. You may have your student aid revoked. If you’re […]

How Alcohol Affects Your Body Alcohol 101, Part 2

Jul 27, 2021

How Alcohol Affects Your Body Alcohol 101, Part 2   Welcome to Part 2 of our three-part series on everything you need to know about alcohol. This second part explains the different effects alcohol has on your body, covering topics like why drinking can make you crave junk food and make it so hard to […]

How Your Body Breaks Down Alcohol

Jul 20, 2021

How Your Body Breaks Down Alcohol Alcohol 101, Part 1   This is Part 1 in what will be a three-part series on everything you need to know about alcohol. This first part explains how your body processes alcohol. The second and third parts will go into the effects of alcohol on your body and […]

Do Wine, Liquor, and Beer Affect You Differently?

Jul 13, 2021

Do Wine, Liquor, and Beer Affect You Differently? Uncovering the truth behind the effects of different types of alcohol   Every drink comes with a story. One friend claims that champagne goes straight to their head, while the other whines about feeling gassy after three beers. For some, red wine is a one-way ticket to […]

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 […]

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 […]