When it comes to law enforcement officials, there are many in Missouri who are committed to ensuring that justice is served. Unfortunately, there are also those are who committed to obtaining a conviction regardless of the evidence in a case. However, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that a person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in order to convict the individual, despite any past interactions with the law. For example, it cannot be assumed that a person was DWI simply because he or she was previously convicted of doing so.
Car accidents happen in Missouri for a variety of different reasons. The time it takes to change a radio station or check a text message, for examples, is all the distraction that is needed to cause an accident. However, it may be easy for law enforcements officers to assume that a person is under the influence of alcohol when an accident occurs at a certain time of day. In fact, one young man is suspected of DWI following a recent crash.
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of traveling by motor vehicle. Even though the majority of drivers on Missouri roads are committed to safety, even a slight miscalculation can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, a recent crash has resulted in two fatalities and an arrest following accusations of drunk driving.
Most everyone who has driven in Missouri has likely encountered a motorcycle while on the roads. Unfortunately, because of their smaller size, even the safest of drivers could overlook one. In fact, a recent crash has resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The other driver involved is now accused of drunk driving.
The human body works in mysterious ways. Often, a person's body can respond to certain conditions -- such as high blood sugar -- in a manner that is unexpected. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri claims that behaviors police interpreted as being alcohol-related were actually caused by his high blood sugar. However, he now faces accusations of drunk driving.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time of the day or night and for a variety of different reasons. When people are involved in an accident, regardless of whether they suffer physical injury, they could react in a way that might make police suspicious even if no criminal action has occurred. Unfortunately, a woman in Missouri was recently charged with two counts of DWI following an accident that sent at least three people to the hospital.
Drivers, especially those driving at night, have many distractions and hazards while they are on Missouri roads. Unfortunately, something as simple as drifting onto the shoulder of the road can have drastic consequences. Despite the relative ease in which an accident can occur, a driver in Missouri now faces accusations of drunk driving following a collision with a state trooper's car.
When a person is accused of a crime, he or she often has no idea how to respond. Additionally, the individual may be unclear about applicable constitutional rights, making it difficult to recognize and respond to unlawful treatment at the hands of police officers or prosecutors. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri may be confused about his options after a crash resulted in accusations of DWI.
All people accused of a crime have certain rights. However, those without legal training may not be fully aware of their rights or the potential implications of certain decisions they make, such as talking with police without the advice of an attorney. Now, a man in Missouri is likely wondering what his legal options are after a warrant was issued for his arrest because police suspected he was drunk driving at the time he was allegedly involved in a wrong-way accident.
In the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash, a victim's perception of reality may be skewed. In fact, even those who are eyewitnesses may not be able to fully comprehend the events happening around them. However, a man in Missouri is now facing a DWI charge even though he informed police he was not the one driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.