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Missouri Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) Cases

Every summer as people get out on the water, we receive numerous inquiries about Missouri Boating While Intoxicated offenses (BWI) at lakes such as Lake of the Ozarks and Smithville Lake in the Kansas City Metro area, and the differences between BWI and normal DWI cases.
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How Alcohol Interacts with the Human Body

It is important to understand how alcohol interacts with the human body when discussing a Missouri DUI / DWI case. Lay people assume that if you “blew above 0.08% BAC,” your case is hopeless. Testing above the legal limit, by itself, is only an indicator of intoxication, it does not indicate “when” the intoxication took place.
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Summary of Missouri's Criminal and Administrative Driver's License Suspension/Revocation Laws

In 1964, Missouri passed the state's first "Implied Consent" law. Currently, everyone who operates a motor vehicle within the state impliedly consents to giving a blood, breath, saliva or urine sample to determine the alcohol content of their blood if arrested upon reasonable grounds to believe they were driving a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition.
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About Ignition Interlock

Missouri has recently passed legislation that has made life a lot tougher for Missouri drivers who plead guilty or are sentenced for a second or greater DWI or BAC offense.
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Questions Raised About Missouri DWI Expungement Process

A former Missouri resident has requested a 26-year-old DWI charge be cleared from her record, in the hopes of likewise expunging an existing FBI record on the incident. The woman arranged for the filing of the application last week in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County.
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