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Missouri driver placed on probation after DWI charge

For some individuals, admitting that they need help for a substance abuse problem can be difficult. Unfortunately, it may take some parties finding themselves in very serious situations before they are able to see just how much of an issue there really is. One such situation could be when a driver is charged with DWI. Such charges can come with severe consequences, and there are various ways for a person to handle the allegations.

A school board member in Missouri recently opted for a plea bargain after being charged with driving while intoxicated. It was reported that the charge was leveled against him in March of this year. The details of how the charge came about were not disclosed in this recent report regarding the outcome of the criminal proceedings, so it is unclear whether a breath test or other sobriety tests were administered.

Missouri man takes plea bargain after repeat DWI charge

When an individual is faced with charges, he or she may wish to better understand how to go about handling the situation. If drivers have been charged on repeat DWI allegations, some parties may consider their best course of action to defend their innocence, and other individuals may wish to utilize a plea bargain, if one is available. It is important to weigh the potential outcomes of such a decision and ensure that the choice made is not done hastily.

A man in Missouri recently pleaded guilty to his 10th driving while intoxicated charge. It was reported that the man had been stopped by police last year for an undisclosed traffic violation. During the stop, the man was charged for DWI as well as operating a vehicle with a revoked license.

Breathalyzer test results could play role in Missouri checkpoints

The holiday season often means that many individuals will be traveling to visit friends and relatives. During this time, the increased traffic could lead to a greater risk of car accidents. In some cases, it may also mean that the possibility for being stopped for suspected drunk driving could increase as well. Many areas may increase officer patrol during this time and utilize checkpoints and Breathalyzer test results to check for impaired drivers.

Missouri is no exception to increasing the lookout for possible drunk drivers. It was reported that their "Holiday DWI campaign" will begin on Dec. 12. This campaign will span a few weeks and end after the first of the new year. This campaign should be taking place in areas all across the country.

Missouri man could be at risk of driver's license suspension

How a legal situation is handled can have a substantial impact on the outcomes of a case. If a driver is charged for driving while intoxicated, he or she could potentially benefit from assessing the situation and determining possible avenues for handling the allegations. In certain situations where DWI is suspected, driver's license suspension is not uncommon, and information on that consequence may be helpful.

A man in Missouri could soon be looking for ways to handle his legal affairs after being charged with DWI. It was reported that authorities were alerted a driver allegedly driving recklessly. An officer later reportedly found the driver traveling on the interstate and tire marks that purportedly indicated that the driver had intentionally traveled in circles on the roadway.

Arrested at a sobriety checkpoint? Choose your DWI defense wisely

It is not uncommon for Missouri law enforcement agencies to conduct sobriety checkpoints during this time of the year. Their goal is to reduce the number of drunk and drugged drivers on the road. Individuals who were stopped and arrested on DWI-related charges may question whether there is a way to overcome such charges. By retaining the services of an experienced DWI defense attorney, those accused may be able to obtain the best possible results.

Police sometimes fail to follow correct procedures in the set-up and operation of sobriety checkpoints, and such errors may lead to the charges not holding up in court. For any arrests to be valid, a senior officer should be present to supervise and a detailed operation plan must be created. They are required to determine probable cause through observation of the driver when he is pulled over and field sobriety tests, along with obtaining a driver's statement. Our experienced attorney often spots mistakes during these procedures, or during subsequent breath testing. Police even sometimes fail to advise drivers of their rights.

Man charged with drunk driving after Missouri police chase

People in this country who are accused of a crime are afforded certain rights. While most people are aware of their most basic rights such as free speech, some are unaware of the rights those accused of a crime actually have. There is help for those in Missouri who find themselves under investigation or accused of a crime. One man in Missouri is likely focused on preparing his defense after he was accused of drunk driving.

According to police reports, the driver first came to officers' attention one Tuesday morning in late November. They reportedly received reports of a pickup truck that was traveling in the median. Police claim that they began pursuing the vehicle after it began traveling the wrong way on the Interstate.

Missouri driver sentenced in fatal DWI accident

On July 1, 2013, a two-vehicle accident resulted in the death of one man and left a woman critically injured. The Missouri man responsible for the crash was impaired at the time of the crash. Now, over a year later, he was recently sentenced to serve seven years in prison for this fatal DWI accident.

On the night in question, an officer observed a vehicle running a red light. He pursued the vehicle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed as it continued to run red lights until the collision with the vehicle occupied by the man and woman. Police say the driver then attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended shortly thereafter by the pursuing officer.

Missouri crash may lead to driver's license suspension concern

When a driver is involved in an accident, he or she may not know how to immediately handle the situation. As a result, emergency crews may not always know who the driver of a vehicle is. When that driver is located, he or she may be assessed by authorities, and if they believe that the individual is intoxicated, consequences such as driver's license suspension may result.

A recent accident in Missouri led to a driver being charged with DWI. It was reported that emergency crews responded to a vehicle that had apparently crashed and was on fire. Upon arriving, the fire crew did not see the driver of the vehicle. Before departing, they reportedly found the driver on the opposite side of the road.

Missouri drivers may be interested in Breathalyzer test info

Many drivers can attest to the fact that being stopped by a police officer makes them a bit nervous. Because there are many potential situations that an officer believes may need attention, a driver may not always know what the issue may be. Some drivers may be surprised when an officer suspects them of being under the influence, and a Breathalyzer test could potentially be requested.

Some parties in Missouri may wish to refuse to take a breath test. However, this refusal could result in immediate punishments, such as driver's license suspension. Some drivers may not wish to submit to such a test because they may believe that it could potentially give the authorities evidence against them in a suspected DWI situation.

Repeat DWI offender taken into custody in Missouri

When an individual has a problem involving alcohol, the signs indicating the issue can vary depending on the situation. In some cases, an individual may be considered a repeat DWI offender because a deeper issue with alcohol leads to that party getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Unfortunately, many individuals go prolonged periods without assistance for the issue, but some parties may be able to request a treatment program in lieu of certain punishment.

A man in Missouri may be looking into such options after he was taken into custody. It was reported that the man was allegedly driving at an excessive rate of speed in a designated school zone and reportedly almost struck a pedestrian. An officer purportedly witnessed the event.

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