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THE H D DWI LAW BLOG

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

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 [ ]

February 14, 2017

*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 [ ]

January 11, 2017

Part 1: The Refusal *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. As a DWI attorney, the most common question I get from friends, family members, and total strangers at social functions is, “If I [ ]

A law student was pulled over in the St. Louis area, because she was missing a headlight. When the officer walks up to her car, he claims to smell a moderate odor of alcohol and notices that her eyes are bloodshot and watery. The driver admits to consuming three drinks throughout the evening. The officer [ ]

This is, by far and away, the most common question we get asked by people. Please understand that the answer to this question is not perfect. There are many factors about your criminal history, family, job, etc. that influence this choice. Additionally, without a crystal ball, there is no way for an attorney to definitely [ ]

If you find yourself pulled over and think you might be impaired by drugs, there is important information you need to know. Be aware that you might not think you are under the influence of drugs. To be safe, though, if you are taking potentially impairing drugs and driving, you need to assume that you [ ]

A motorist in the St. Louis area was involved in a minor fender bender. Police respond and two officers begin questioning witnesses. Fifteen minutes later, two more officers arrive at the scene. As one of these officers is approaching the client, he notices a firearm (100% legal) in the client’s waistband. Without further ado, the [ ]





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