There is a lot of misinformation concerning St. Louis, Missouri, DWIs. You may know some of the basics, such as what DWI stands for (Driving While Intoxicated), what kinds of substances can get you in trouble while driving, and what constitutes drunk driving (a BAC of .08% or higher). Yet, you may be surprised to […]
What is the Difference in DUI and DWI Charges in St. Louis, Missouri?
You have probably heard the terms DUI and DWI. While they can be used interchangeably, Missouri law uses only the term DWI to describe the DWI charges faced by someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Missouri, if you are guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or […]
Am I Off the Hook If My BAC is Below .08 in St. Louis?
Missouri residents know that a BAC level that is .08 or higher can lead to DWI charges. It can also result in the suspension of your driver’s license. While .08 is often considered the magic number, that is not always the case. You can still face DWI charges in St. Louis for having a BAC […]
What are the DWI Penalties in St. Louis, Missouri?
If you have been charged with DWI in St. Louis, every aspect of your life could suffer. Both criminal and administrative penalties will be incurred as a result of a DWI conviction. The penalties that you face for a DWI conviction could impact you socially, professionally, and personally. If you are facing Missouri DWI charges, […]
What Constitutes the Filing of St. Louis DWI Charges?
There are specific guidelines related to DWI charges in the state of Missouri. If police officers believe that yo have been driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they have probable cause to pull you over. Missouri law has two separate sections that oversee the driving privileges as well as the […]
Should You Fight or Plead Guilty When Charged with a DWI in St. Louis, Missouri?
Facing a DWI charge in St. Louis, Missouri, can be extremely stressful and even life altering, depending on the severity. It can be difficult to know what to do, especially if this is your first offense. Yet, if it is a further offense, then the consequences can be much worse. You are probably asking yourself […]
Elements of the Criminal Charges Associated with a DWI in St. Louis, Missouri
Many states use the term DUI for driving under the influence, where Missouri uses the term DWI for driving while intoxicated and also the term BAC to refer to charges associated with anyone who has excessive blood alcohol content. If you have been arrested for a DWI or BAC, then you need to know exactly […]
What is a DWI Court in St. Louis?
In the court system, a DWI Court is a court docket that is distinct from others as it’s devoted to altering a DWI (Driving While Impaired) defendant’s behavior, who has a dependency to alcohol or drugs. And, in legal terms, a “court docket” is a formal record of certain judicial proceedings. The ultimate goal of […]
What Do I Need to Know About Felony DWIs in St. Louis?
People who have a prior DWI in their history will be subject to harsher penalties with repeat offenses. The severity of the penalty will depend on a few circumstances, such the number of offenses, as well as if there was a crash, especially involving injury. In St. Louis, and across the state of Missouri, the […]
To Blow or Not to Blow Part 2: The Breath Test
*Author’s Note: This blog is written to address first time DWI offenders. If you have a prior alcohol-related law enforcement contact, the repercussions against your license may vary. In our last blog, we discussed the ramifications a first time DWI offender faces when refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. In this edition, we’ll look […]