People may know generally what happens in field sobriety tests after getting pulled over for DWI. But what happens after a DWI arrest? In Missouri, there are several steps that occur after being arrested for drunk driving.
With all the warnings about drinking and driving that appear on television, radio programs and billboards, and the frequent news items about traffic accidents resulting in personal injury or death, you would think that drunk driving might be on the wane. Many people are not aware how little alcohol it takes to exceed the legal standard BAC of.08 percent, and being stopped for a DWI can be an extremely stressful experience. If you are pulled over, however, there are a few things you can do to make the best of the situation.
Appeals are a key part of the criminal justice process. After all, with liberty or even someone's life at stake, it's important to have the opportunity for review, to make sure the judge or jury got the law and facts right.
Today is the first Monday in October, the traditional date when the U.S Supreme reconvenes after its summer recess. This year, a criminal appeal from Missouri is one of the relatively few cases that the court has agreed to hear.