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Ban on state funding of sobriety checkpoints being considered in Missouri

There are a variety of things a person could end up facing drunk driving charges in relation to. This includes interactions they had with police at a sobriety checkpoint. Such checkpoints are when police set up a roadblock on a given stretch of road to check drivers that are going through that stretch for signs of drunk driving.

When DWI allegations come up over an injury-causing crash

DWI charges are typically misdemeanor charges here in Missouri. However, there are situations in which a person accused of drunk driving in the state could be facing felony charges. One is if the person is being accused of drunk driving in relation to a motor vehicle crash in which someone else got hurt.

New Year’s weekend saw over 100 DWI arrests in Missouri

When a new year begins, everyone wants to get their year off to a good start. Some things can create some significant challenges on this front though. One is if one is facing criminal allegations in relation to their driving over the New Year’s holiday period. This holiday period can see a fair number of arrests out on the roads, including arrests for suspected drunk driving.

What would be your most effective deterrent for drunk driving?

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year for drunk driving. Naturally enough, a lot of people consume alcohol on special occasions and parties, and there are a lot of those. Not everyone who consumes alcohol will go on to drive while intoxicated, of course, and it's hard to say what motivates people to do so.

Missouri in the middle when it comes to DUI strictness

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 can be taken against those charged with DUI and those convicted of DUI.

How can you defend a drunk driving charge?

It may seem like an impossible task, but it is actually very possible to defend a drunk driving or DUI charge, just as it is possible to mitigate the legal damage associated with a charge if you are convicted. But let's stick to the former for this blog post. How can you defend a drunk driving charge?

Refrigeration and blood sample handling

Among the types of evidence police sometimes collect in DUI investigations are blood samples from a suspect. What results alcohol content testing of such samples yields can have major impacts on how authorities act in a DUI case (for example, it could have impacts on charging decisions) and could play a significant role in what ends up happening in a DUI case.

Understanding Missouri's boating while intoxicated laws

Many people in Jefferson City and the surrounding areas like to head to the water in the summer. Few things are better than enjoying a hot Missouri summer from the deck of a boat with a cold drink in hand. Whether you tow your boat down to the Ozarks or launch on the Missouri River, however, it is important to be aware of the laws that you will be held accountable for adhering to while on the water.

Don't face Missouri DUI charges alone

If you've been arrested and charged with DUI, then you're probably uncertain about your future, not only in terms of your driving privileges and potential fines, but also in terms of your employment, insurance coverage and reputation. A DUI charge in Missouri can affect many aspects of a person's life, and if you're facing a DUI charge, then you owe it to yourself to seek legal representation that will utilize every available resource to protect your future.

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