If you have been convicted of a DUI offense in Missouri, chances are your life has been turned upside-down. While you are coping with the legal consequences of your actions, you may have also lost the trust of your family, friends and employer. Rebuilding your reputation and overcoming the stigma of driving drunk is going to take you some time as you show the people you care about that you are committed to implementing a lifestyle change.
If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in Missouri, chances are the experience has been quite stressful. Along with seeing to legal issues, it’s also good to take some time to determine whether you have a problem with alcohol addiction that led to your charges. If so, finding the proper treatment is essential to preventing other issues from occurring. WebMD offers the following information on the common treatment options for alcohol abuse.
Among the various penalties that a person in Missouri might experience if they are convicted of a driving while intoxicated offense is the required installation and use of an ignition interlock device. This device is intended to prevent a person from driving after consuming alcohol again and it allows drivers to regain their driving privileges earlier than they may otherwise without the IID.
The decision to drink and drive has considerably more dangerous consequences than many people realize at first thought. While some may see their decision as one that will only negatively affect them, if they fail to make responsible decisions because their thinking is impaired, they can create chaos which may result in serious harm or death to anyone in their immediate surrounding. While Missouri has a restriction on the amount of alcohol that is considered tolerable before driving, those laws are sometimes questioned when accidents continue to happen.
If you're a novice Missouri motorist, it's possible that you are not aware of the various behind-the-wheel educational and enforcement campaigns that state officials periodically conduct on state roadways.
You are excited about the big party you are throwing to celebrate a coworker's recent engagement. However, you are concerned about protecting your guests and other motorists from potential dangers associated with intoxicated driving. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to mitigate the risks of drunk driving and to help your guests plan ahead to have a fun and safe evening.
It’s Friday night, and you and your friends go out to enjoy a well-deserved happy hour after a long work week. You have a few drinks—but nothing too overboard. You decide you’re fine to drive yourself home. The officer who spots you on the road, however, has another opinion.
In June, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill that enhances the penalties for chronic drunk drivers, but also offers alternatives to jail for some offenders. The law, which became effective in August, passed both houses unanimously before being signed by the governor in June.