Are Breath Tests for DWI Arrests Foolproof?

Breath tests used as probable cause for DWI arrests are far from foolproof. The alcohol level in your bloodstream can change rapidly in a fairly short amount of time. As a result, breath test results could differ wildly from a person who takes the test just a few minutes after consuming an alcoholic drink and […]
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What Are Ignition Interlock Devices and How Do They Work?

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a small device that attaches to the ignition of a vehicle. To operate your vehicle, you first must blow into the device; if the IID registers any alcohol in your breath, then the vehicle will not start. IIDs can help ensure that individuals who have been convicted of DWI […]
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How Much Can I Drink Before I’m Over the Legal Limit for Driving?

Under Missouri law, you generally can be charged with DWI if you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or greater. This standard is lower for minors and operators of commercial motor vehicles. Being mindful of these limits, many people wonder how many drinks they can have before they run the risk of DWI […]
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