December 2018 Archives

How can a DWI conviction negatively impact your life?

No one wants to receive a DWI conviction. Not only could such it result in your spending considerable time in a Missouri jail or prison, it could also result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. In addition, as FindLaw explains, a DWI conviction could negatively impact your life in other ways as well. For instance, it could keep you from obtaining and/or keeping the jobs of your choice.

Are breath test results accurate?

If you have ever been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving in Missouri, you may have been asked to take breath test. Law officers often use roadside breath tests to determine whether you are driving under the influence of alcohol. The problem lies in the fact that breath test results are not always accurate, and in some cases, the false results may lead to a wrongful DUI charge.

What happens if you refuse a breath test in Missouri?

When you sign and submit your driver's license application in Missouri, you agree to succumb to a chemical test should an officer request one of you. Lawmakers refer to this particular agreement as "implied consent." While you may refuse to take a breath test regardless of the implied consent law, the state of Missouri will punish you for breach of contract by revoking your driving privileges for one year. This is known as "Chemical Revocation."