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How one extra drink could land you in DWI hot water

Jan 2, 2018

Most people would agree that it is not safe to get behind the wheel after you have had too much to drink. Most people also agree that it is a good practice to have a designated driver if you are planning to spend a night out drinking at a bar or club. Both of these […]

Can police arrest drivers with a BAC lower than 0.08?

Dec 26, 2017

It was fairly recently that the United States adopted the blood alcohol content limit of 0.08 for determining if a driver operates a vehicle under the influence. However, some politicians are presently moving to make the limit even lower. While it may seem harsh, many countries have already adopted lower BAC limits for drivers. While the […]

Probable Cause: When Police Only Suspect A DWI

Dec 19, 2017

When you envision law enforcement officers arresting someone for DWI, you may imagine the police physically seeing a car swerving in the road. While that is the case for many of these incidents, an officer can indeed arrest someone without seeing the driver actually endanger anyone. One notorious example occurred when police tracked down a car that […]

How To Avoid A DWI During the Holidays

Dec 12, 2017

Holidays are opportunities for kicking back and having a few drinks. However, when you end up having a bit too much to drink and then get behind the wheel, you run the risk of hurting yourself and others. Authorities in Springfield often set up additional drunk-driver checkpoints during holiday times when drivers are leaving parties […]

Fall Events, Tolerance, and Safe Driving in Springfield, MO

Oct 27, 2017

Tolerance can differ from person to person, and it is important to know your tolerance and when it’s time to call a safe ride to get to your next destination. Fall is a good kickoff to all of the upcoming holiday events. Tailgating on Missouri State University’s campus is now allowed, Oktoberfest celebrations are happening […]

Uber Effect: Rideshare services may cut DWI arrests in Springfield

May 28, 2017

Adam was recently interviewed by Emily Wood in in a story for KY3 News about the the impact of services such as Uber and Lyft on the number of DWI arrests in Springfield. Read the story below, or click here to watch the article on ky3.com.   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – On graduation night for Missouri […]

Will Uber Cut Down on DWI’s in Springfield?

May 15, 2017

According to a recent Springfield News-Leader article, DWI arrests in Springfield have gone down since Uber became operational in Springfield 4 months ago. See the News-Leader article below. (Photo: News-Leader Illustration) When Missouri lawmakers passed a bill this session making it easier for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to operate in the state, they lauded […]

Missouri in the Middle When it Comes to DUI Strictness

Mar 1, 2017

  Many consequences could come out of being accused of drunk driving. Multiple factors impact what specific things a person who has had DUI charges brought against them could face if a conviction is ultimately reached in their case. This is because each state has its own particular laws regarding drunk driving, including what actions […]

What to do If You Are Pulled Over for Suspected DWI in Missouri

Feb 15, 2017

What you do and don’t do after a DWI stop can affect the outcome of your case. Your actions or those of the police may enable your DWI defense attorney to obtain a dismissal of the charge or another positive outcome. After You Are Stopped By The Police If you have been drinking and are […]

Here’s What Happens When Your Uber Driver Gets a DUI

Feb 10, 2017

When Katie Gallion’s Uber driver started swerving across the road’s rumble strips only 15 minutes into her ride near Durham, North Carolina, on June 3, she decided to give him a pass. At 10 p.m., it was dark outside and raining hard, she told BuzzFeed News. She didn’t know he’d polished off four beers before […]