St Louis DWI lawyer Ben Sansone gets Federal DWI Dismissed in Federal Court Today in the case of United States v. J. Brown.
Many people who visit the Laclede's Landing in St Louis may be surprised to learn that the parking garage is on Federal ground for the Arch and that is patrolled by the Federal Park Rangers.
The Federal Park Rangers like to stop people who appear to be drunk and walking back to their cars int he parking garage and when they get in their cars the rangers approach and investigate and arrest for Missouri DWI.
Oftentimes the Rangers do not actually observe any legal violation, just what they perceive as an intoxicated person to substantiate probable cause. Int his particular case the officer's observations of the Defendant's alleged intoxication were all based on the Ranger's belief that a plastic cup he was holding was an alcoholic beverage and he "appeared intoxicated".