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Teen Driving Curfews Could Cut Crime, But At What Cost?

Apr 5, 2017

Research out of the University of Texas at Dallas say that teen driving curfews can not only curb car crashes, but they could also reduce juvenile crime. That said, should be really we limiting individual freedoms in order potentially reduce crime? Before we delve into the ethics of the curfew, let’s take a look at […]

Understanding Vandalism Charges

Mar 29, 2017

If you or a loved one is charged with vandalism in Missouri, whether it be tagging or graffiti or defacing property, the result can be serious charges and severe penalties. If damage resulting from the vandalism is bad enough, you can face steep fines, a criminal record, jail time and even time in state prison. Many […]

The Future is Here: Breathalyzer Skin Patches

Mar 15, 2017

We all know that if someone is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, they will be required to take a breathalyzer test, usually later at the police station. And this test result will be the primary evidence used against him in a drunk driving case. The first problem with this is that the amount of alcohol […]

What is a Class A Felony in Missouri?

Mar 8, 2017

The Class A Felony is the highest level of classification of crime in the State of Missouri. This is the highest of the high, the most serious level of crime. This includes cases like Murder in the First Degree, Murder in the Second Degree, Robbery in the First Degree and some drug crimes like Trafficking […]

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 […]

Robot, Do You Know Why I Stopped You?

Feb 22, 2017

Why Police Might Pull Over Self Driving Cars We may not be too many years away from the point where self-driving cars become a regular presence out on the roads. Such a shift in the type of vehicles being used would likely bring many big changes along with it. Among these changes are changes when […]

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 […]

Pot Breathalyzers are Being Tested By Law Enforcement

Feb 8, 2017

With the number of states that have passed recreational marijuana laws, the need to detect stoned drivers has increased. Technology companies have come to the rescue, creating devices to detect whether an individual has recently smoked or ingested marijuana. While the devices are still undergoing testing, one researcher, who happens to be a volunteer officer, […]

Do I Have to Live with a DWI for the Rest of My Life?

Feb 2, 2017

Having a “driving while intoxicated” charge on your record could seriously hinder future endeavors. It may be hard to get a good job, an apartment or even a loan. Thankfully, drivers in Missouri often have the opportunity to have this charge expunged from their record. This means it will not show up on background checks. […]