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Everything You Need to Know About Ignition Interlock Devices

An ignition interlock device (IID) is a handheld breath-testing device which connects to the vehicle’s ignition, horn, and headlights. In order to start the vehicle, a driver needs to blow into ...
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Missouri Lawmakers Consider Bill to Defund DWI Checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints have become an important tool in allowing law enforcement officers to arrest drivers under suspicion of DUI / DWI. While they are used throughout the state of Missouri and the ...
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What to Do After a DWI Arrest

If you or someone you love has been charged with DWI, knowing what to do after the arrest is critical to defending your freedom, future, and driving privileges. Missouri takes a tough stance on DWI ...
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St. Louis Cracks Down on Fireworks & DWIs for Fourth of July

With Fourth of July Weekend just days away, law enforcement agencies throughout St. Louis County and Missouri are making it clear that there will be little tolerance for those who choose to use ...
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Multiple DWI Offenses and Enhanced Penalties

Because Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Intoxicated ( DWI ) charges have become a priority for public safety, law enforcement has made it their goal to enforce harsh penalties - ...
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When is a DWI a Felony in Missouri?

Driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) and driving under the influence (DUI) are serious criminal offenses that carry serious criminal penalties. If you or your loved one has recently been arrested and ...
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MO Supreme Court DWI Ruling May Impact Thousands

If you received a breathalyzer test from a Missouri police officer between December of 2012 and February of 2014, a new ruling out of the Missouri Supreme Court may affect you. According to the court ...
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Missouri Law Enforcement Steps Up Holiday DWI Patrols

As part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Thanksgiving and Christmas push for safety, holiday DWI campaigns are now underway throughout Missouri. From now through the end ...
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Is "Black Wednesday" the Biggest Drinking Night of the Year?

Many people know all about Black Friday, but did you know that the day before Thanksgiving has become infamous as well? Black Wednesday has slowly but surely become one of the most popular drinking ...
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Can I Get a DWI for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

Marijuana is illegal in most U.S. states, including Missouri. As with alcohol or controlled substances, a person who chooses to drive while under the influence of marijuana can be charged with a DWI ...
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Missouri Measure May Change Process to Regain Driver's License after a Drunk Driving Offense

A DWI in Missouri can be a major disruption to a person’s life and may end up costing them more than they expected. The Associated press has reported that the Democratic governor of Missouri, ...
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Attorney Chiravollatti to Attend DWI Detection & Standard Field Sobriety Test Seminar

DWI defense is complex and constantly evolving. At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our team strives to understand this area of law to the fullest extent. That's what Nicole Chiravollatti, a defense ...
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DWI Administrative Hearings in St. Louis

Although driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) and driving under the influence (DUI) are crimes that subject convicted individuals to serious criminal penalties – including hefty fines and possible ...
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Over 100 DWI Arrests in Missouri During Labor Day Weekend

Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri had their work cut out for them this past Labor Day weekend – one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The holiday weekend – as with ...
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Refusing a Blood or Breath Test During a DWI Stop

Just as most states throughout the country have adopted harsher enforcement policies and penalties relating to driving while intoxicated ( DWI ), Missouri has also taken a strict stance against those ...
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