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Trouble With Alcohol Breath Tests

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 10, 2014

When a person in the State of Missouri gets pulled over for DWI they are typically asked to take a breath test after their arrest.  Most people don’t realize that although the breath analysis machines are maintained by the police department they are regulated by the Department of Health and Senior Services.  The Department of…

Use of Toxicology Reports in the Defense of Drug and Alcohol Cases

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on March 4, 2014

Many DWI cases are now becoming “DWI – combined drug and alcohol” cases, and a DWI involving drugs can carry automatic 1 year revocation even if you get probation, it falls under the Missouri abuse and lose laws. It is easy to be charged as a combined drug alcohol case, we see it when clients…

What is the Difference Between A Missouri DUI And DWI?

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 25, 2014

Many people reading news reports of drunk driving incidents have likely run across the terms DUI and DWI. Though you may be vaguely familiar with the concepts, chances are you don’t truly understand what, if any, difference there is in the two terms and whether there is a legally significant reason to care. Keep reading…

Can I Have My Missouri DWI Expunged From My Record?

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on January 23, 2014

Thankfully, those people in Missouri who made a simple mistake and received a DWI can look forward to the day when that charge is removed from their record forever. Once a person has paid their debt to society it is nice to know that they can eventually ask to have their slate wiped clean, not…

Confusing Missouri v. McNeely Opinion Released By U.S. Supreme Court

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on May 27, 2013

The Supreme Court released its opinion in Missouri v. McNeely yesterday, a closely watched case not only here in Missouri but across the country. The reason the case was able to generate so much attention is that its result could lead to important changes in how police officers conduct blood tests following an arrest on…

States Increasingly Concerned About Repeat Drunk Drivers

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on May 19, 2013

There has been an increasing emphasis placed on getting repeat drunk drivers off of Missouri roadways as more and more stories get attention across the country of drivers who had been previously arrested who then go on to hurt or kill others in second or third drunk driving incidents. Just last week a man in…

Penalties For DWI/DUI In Missouri

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 18, 2013

If you or someone you know has run into trouble with the law regarding drinking and driving, you may be wondering about the penalties associated with a DUI/DWI conviction. Though the penalties are fairly uniform, they increase according to the number of times you have had such an alcohol-related conviction, becoming progressively harsher each time….

What’s The Legal Limit In Missouri?

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 14, 2013

Blood alcohol concentration, often abbreviated as one’s BAC, is the most commonly used method for measuring the alcohol level of a suspected drunk driver. BAC is written as a percentage of alcohol in the blood. For example, someone with a BAC of 0.10 means that 10% of that person’s blood by volume is alcohol. In…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Regarding Forced Missouri Blood Tests For Suspected Drunk Drivers

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 5, 2013

A few weeks ago justices heard Missouri v. McNeely, a landmark case that could end several decades worth of uncertainty over the constitutionality of warrantless blood tests. The decision is so important that many experts believe the resolution to the case could spell changes for DUI laws across the country. While we’ll have to wait…

Class Action Suit Filed Against Officer Who Made Fake DUI Arrests

Posted by Gary J. Lauber on February 1, 2013

A shocking lawsuit was recently filed by citizens of Utah against a state highway patrol officer and her superiors after it was revealed that the trooper filed false DUI charges against potentially dozens of innocent drivers. The officer, Lisa Steed, was fired by the Utah Highway Patrol at the end of last year for misconduct…

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