Consequences of a DWI Conviction When You Are Under 21

Although the legal age for possessing, purchasing, or consuming alcoholic beverages in the state of Missouri is 21, the fact is that many individuals consume alcohol prior to the age of 21. When minors, or those who are under 21, consume alcohol and then drive a motor vehicle, the consequences may be severe. While DWI […]
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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 is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test?

Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) is an involuntary horizontal jerking or bouncing of the eyeball that occurs when one’s eye gazes to the side. Alcohol consumption impairs your brain’s ability to control your eye movements, which makes the HGN appear. The more alcohol you have consumed, the more pronounced the jerking or bouncing of the eyeball […]
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