How Will an Out-of-State DUI Affect Me?

If you are arrested for DUI in a state other than the one in which you live, that arrest could very well follow you back to your home state. Most states, including Missouri, participate in the Driver License Compact and/or the Nonresident Violator Compact, which are interstate agreements that facilitate contact between states to share […]
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What is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?

Under Missouri law, there is no real difference between DUI, or driving under the influence, and DWI, or driving while intoxicated. While some states make them separate crimes with different standards of proof, Missouri law generally refers to related offenses collectively as DWI. This offense occurs when individuals operate a motor vehicle with a blood […]
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When Does a DWI Become a Felony Under Missouri Law?

Although many DWIs, especially for first-time offenders, are charged as misdemeanors, a DWI charge can become a felony under some circumstances. For instance, a third or subsequent DWI charge is a felony. This means that if you have had at least two prior convictions for DWI or any intoxication-related offense, whether in Missouri or another […]
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