Pleading Guilty

The Pros and Cons of Pleading Guilty

You’re facing criminal charges and the odds are seemingly stacked against you, do you plead guilty to lessen the charges? This is a question that many criminal defendants come up …

DWI and your CDL

A “DWI” is defined in Springfield Missouri as driving any motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or greater. § 577.010.2, RSMo 2015. However, it is defined …

Missouri v. McNeely

In 2013, the Missouri vs. McNeely case was decided by the Supreme Court, which ruled that using blood tests obtained without a driver’s consent is a violation of their 4th …

Legal Loophole Used in DUI Cases

The phrasing of the law that regulates how Missouri’s breathalyzers are calibrated may cause numerous drunk driving cases to be thrown out. Between November 2012 and February 2014, the law …

How Long Can Police Detain You?

The length of time an officer may legally detain someone is not clearly defined, and varies based on the circumstances surrounding the encounter. Generally, an officer may only detain you …