3 common defenses to a DWI charge

If you drink and drive, you could face charges for DWI. The Governors Highway Safety Association states that in Missouri and all other states except Utah, driving with a blood alcohol content level at or above 0.08% is illegal.  If the court convicts you of drinking...

Are field sobriety tests accurate?

Police officers sometimes use portable breath tests (PBTs) to check and see if a driver is intoxicated, but many breath tests and blood tests happen at the station. As such, officers need something they can use in the field, when it’s not clear if the driver is...

Distracted driving with a DWI penalty

Missouri residents charged with driving while intoxicated offenses may face a range of penalties should they be convicted of the charge. These penalties may include the payment of high fines, participation in substance abuse or treatment programs and even the loss of...

Job-related problems and DWI charges

There are a lot of different reasons why a driver may be pulled over for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Sometimes, a person may not even be intoxicated at all, but they may be behaving erratically on the road for some other reason. Or, a law...