Many people don’t realize that driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol with a minor child in the vehicle is considered to be a form of child abuse by many organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). It is illegal to do this in every state, though each state has their own specific laws and […]
While many people use the terms DWI and DUI interchangeably, the proper term in Missouri is DWI. There is no difference recognized between the two terms in the state. If you are guilty of operating a motor vehicle in Missouri while in a drugged or intoxicated condition, you are guilty of DWI. When you are […]
DWI is a serious charge in Missouri. If you have been charged with DWI in Kansas City, are facing a serious matter. Every aspect of your life could be negatively impacted. You will face both administrative and criminal penalties if convicted of DWI. These are penalties that will impact you personally, professionally, and socially on […]
Missouri has strict laws regarding DWI charges. If you are stopped because officers have probable reason to believe that you are driving a vehicle while intoxicated. There are two different sections of Missouri laws that oversee the arrest and driving privileges of drivers when they are driving with their blood alcohol content (BAC) level over […]
You know that Missouri law states that a BAC of .08 or higher will lead to DWI charges. If you are convicted of DWI in Kansas City, your driver’s license might be suspended. However, did you know that you could still face criminal charges f your BAC is below .08? It really depends on the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Blue Springs, MO) Hollingshead & Dudley Trial Lawyers proudly announces the launch of a new website that highlights several facts regarding DWI and DWI defense. Individuals find there is information on penalties associated with various DWI offenses, material on misdemeanor and felony DWI charges and more. As there are so many possible […]
Driving offenses associated with driving while intoxicated or DWI in Kansas City, Missouri, are taken very seriously. You can face severe criminal and administrative consequences for these actions. The type of consequences you will face depend on your age, your profession, your history of similar offenses, and your BAC. For instance, the BAC or blood […]
If you or a loved one is facing DWI charges in Kansas City, Missouri, you are going to be dealing with criminal law and administrative law concerning your driver’s license being revoked or suspended. Criminal law will address the ticket that you receive. A conviction will result in points against your driving record, which may […]
Quite literally every single Alcohol Influence Report*I have read has listed the officer observing an odor of alcohol or an intoxicating beverage.** This includes cases where the defendant blew 0.00 BAC on the breathalyzer machine. The phrase is ubiquitous and indeed is the most commonly cited evidence in DWI prosecutions.
At first blush, this seems like common sense. We have all been around an intoxicated person who smelled like the local watering hole.
However, the data on this issue paints an entirely different picture. Not only is the smell of alcohol poor evidence to rely on in DWI cases, it can be inversely correlated to intoxication – in other words, the more someone “smells drunk,” the less intoxicated they might actually be.
This morning I got a client’s DWI – Chronic Offender § 577.023(2) reduced to a different charge. The case is not over, but this is a huge win. A DWI Chronic Offender is someone who commits the crime of Driving While Intoxicated (which is usually a misdemeanor) after previously being convicted of DWI four or more times […]