DUI Probable Cause
April 11th, 2018
Missouri courts have stated that the smell of alcohol, watery eyes, and mumbling speech is enough to support a finding of probable cause to believe that a driver was intoxicated. Before demanding a chemical test, a police officer must read certain rights to the driver.
If you have been charged with a traffic crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Questioning a Breathalyzer
July 18th, 2016
There are very few ways to challenge a breathalyzer test once you have been found to be above the legal limit. However, a recent case has determined that the breath test device must use calibration solutions from a specified supplier, not a manufacturer. If you have been charged with a DWI or DUI, contact our office at 816-524-4949 or check out our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
Excuse me, have you been drinking this evening?
July 1st, 2016
Regardless of whether or not a glass of your adult beverage of choice was had at dinner, pulling up to a DUI checkpoint can be stressful. There are several things to know before driving through in order to make sure your rights are being protected. First, all DUI checkpoints must be established by supervisory personnel and given adequate procedure – meaning officers cannot set up checkpoints based on their own discretion. Next, the stops must be standardized and cannot be made randomly. The checkpoint should also display adequate safety precautions such as proper lighting, warning signs, and signals. In the state of Missouri, however, finding that a checkpoint did not give officers any discretion was enough to establish that the checkpoint was valid. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, contact our office at 816-524-4949 or check out our website at Hoorfarlaw.com.
March 29th, 2016
Kansas courts have stated that police officers do not have legal grounds to obtain a search warrant to draw a driver’s blood to do a DUI or DWI test. However, if you agree to do a take a breathalyzer based upon police misinformation, the information can still be used against you. If you are facing a DUI or DWI in Kansas, contact our office at 816-514-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.
October 30th, 2015
Missouri law requires that a chronic DWI offender must serve at least two (2) years in jail without probation or parole. If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, contact our office at www.Hoorfarlaw.com or 816-524-4949.