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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What is the Difference Between DWI and Driving with Excessive BAC?

Under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 577.012, individuals commit the offense of driving with excessive blood alcohol content (BAC) if their BAC measures 0.08% or more. If the driver is operating a commercial vehicle, then the BAC limit for this offense falls to 0.04% or more. This offense is strictly based on BAC levels, not on […]
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