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Texting While Driving In Missouri

Texting and driving law

In the last decade, Missouri has struggled with a steady rise in distracted driving due to mobile devices. Texting and driving specifically has contributed to hundreds of fatalities and thousands upon thousands of accidents.  Mirroring dozens of other states, Missouri’s latest attempt to reduce distracted drivers is a new hands-free law, which makes it illegal […]

Will I Have a Suspended License After a DWI?

Suspended License Revoked License DWI Missouri

When you find yourself facing an arrest for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol (commonly referred to as a DUI or DWI), it’s essential to understand that the state of Missouri takes this matter seriously and initiates two distinct actions: (1) Criminal and (2) Administrative. Criminal The first part of the equation […]

Teenage Drinking and Driving in Missouri

Teenage drinking and driving.

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a dangerous and criminal decision for people of any age. In Missouri, underage driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will have significant consequences. You should contact an attorney immediately if facing this situation. For underage drivers, even a small amount of alcohol can […]

Can You Get a CDL with a DWI?

DWI and Commercial Driver's Licenses CDL

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is an essential credential for individuals who operate commercial and private motor vehicles as part of their livelihood, such as truck drivers. For those holding a CDL, their license is their livelihood. For these folks, a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) conviction can impact their CDL status and, therefore, their income. […]