First of all, Driving Under the Influence in Missouri is actually exclusively referred to as Driving While Intoxicated.
Have you ever been curious what happens when you’re stopped and suspected of drunk driving? Well, the first thing that an officer will do is look for indications that you might be impaired, such as slurred speech and unfocused eyes. If the officer suspects you of intoxication, he or she will probably ask you to do field sobriety tests, which include screening of various things:
- Walking in a straight line
- Standing on one foot
- Following an object with your eyes
Furthermore, if you are charged, you will likely have time to speak to a lawyer before going into your arraignment. This is where the charges will be read and you can either plead guilty or not guilty.
After reading through all of this information, you should know a good amount and can avoid all this trouble. If you do end up in hot water though, call one of our Jefferson County DWI lawyers!