If you live in Missouri, chances are that you have heard that a breath test result, or a refusal to blow into a breathalyzer, can lead to a driver’s license suspension or revocation. Missouri’s laws have a lot of nuance to them, and the options aren’t quite as black and white. If you want to know more about your rights as a driver in Missouri, or want to learn more about how you can legally protect yourself, contact our expert team here at The Lowry Law Firm today. Our team knows every intricacy of the laws regarding these issues, and Mr. Lowry is even certified to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards.
DWI and DUI laws can be confusing and difficult to follow. The confusing nature of these laws makes them all but impossible for most residents to utilize the protections built into the laws. Let’s start by discussing a few basic facts about DWIs and DUIs.
DWI and DUI Basics
If an officer pulls you over and they are suspicious of your ability to drive, they will investigate you for Driving While Intoxicated, or Driving Under the Influence of drugs. The officers will inspect your ability to listen and follow instructions when they request your license and insurance. Next, they will likely ask you to exit your vehicle to observe your balance and walking, followed by field sobriety tests to gauge your level of intoxication or impairment. If the officer believes you are intoxicated, they will arrest you, inform you of the Implied Consent Law, and request you submit to a blood, breath, or urine sample. Your decision to provide the sample or refuse to provide the sample can have significant, long-lasting impacts on your license, your DWI case, and your wallet.
Regardless of whether you have already received a DUI or DWI charge or want to protect yourself from any future run-ins with the police; let the team here at The Lowry Law Firm Help You. Protect yourself and surround yourself with the best legal team in the business with The Lowry Law Firm.