Was your horizontal gaze nystagmus test done correctly?
Most drivers in Missouri who have been arrested for DUI have undergone a field sobriety test. One of the three components to determine field sobriety is a procedure called an HGN test. HGN is an acronym for horizontal gaze nystagmus, a test that helps determine whether someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. […]Read More
How Does An Ignition Interlock Device Work | Step by Step
One of the potential ramifications of DUI in Missouri is a court mandate to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your car. This is a tiny machine that a certified installer will place in your vehicle. It acts as a breath-testing machine. You must exhale into the ignition interlock device to start the car. […]Read More
Missouri DWI Laws: Revisions to the criminal code & DWI charges
Recently, Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri Senate Bill 491, which is legislation aimed at revising the state’s current criminal code. While the changes outlined in the bill are not set to take effect until 2017 – unless, of course, lawmakers take additional action before then – some of the modifications are significant, particularly in the […]Read More
Can I get charged with a DUI for sitting in my car?
Numerous states have interpreted their DUI laws broadly. This means in many states you run the risk of catching a drunk driving charge just by sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. The law in Missouri does not require such a harsh result. Missouri only allows for a driving while intoxicated charge if a […]Read More
Can a DUI ruin your time in college?
Getting a DUI at any point in your life can potentially impact it for years to come. However, if you are currently in college, it can prove an even bigger problem. In fact, by some accounts, one single DUI may even ruin your college career. An end to financial support The College Investor discusses how […]Read More
What does life after jail with a DUI conviction look like?
Getting a DUI conviction can act as a life-altering force for numerous reasons, not least of all because of the potential time in jail and massive fines. However, most people do not consider the lingering consequences of a DUI conviction. These long-term consequences could haunt a person well after they finish their jail sentence. Employment […]Read More
How do you avoid a sobriety checkpoint?
People have different and valid reasons to want to avoid going through a sobriety checkpoint. But is it possible to do this in a safe and legal way? Do drivers actually have to go through these checkpoints, or can they leave? Understanding DUI checkpoints According to LifeSafer, it is possible to safely avoid a sobriety […]Read More
What impact can a DUI conviction have on your future?
DUI convictions have a major impact on the future of anyone who ends up with one. However, some people may face more hurdles than others in the aftermath of a conviction. This is particularly true for students or people attempting to change their careers. Loss of financial support As The College Investor points out, students, […]Read More