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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.

DWI Machinery Must Be in Order

December 22nd, 2016

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In order to convict someone of a DUI, the breathalyzer machine must be calibrated and certified annually.  If the machine is not certified every 365 days, then the machine’s test results cannot be used in court.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Questioning a Breathalyzer

July 18th, 2016

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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.

Getting a DUI When You Are Under the Legal Limit

January 8th, 2016

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It is possible to get a DUI when you are under the legal limit when you are initially tested.  If the police take you to the station and you are tested again and the results are above the legal limit, police officers will often ticket you with a DUI.

However, due to a recent Missouri court case, the police will no longer be able to issue a citation for a DUI if you initially test under the legal limit.

If you have been charged with a traffic ticket and need some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or visit our website at www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Asking for Your Lawful 20 Minutes

November 17th, 2015

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If you are pulled over for a DWI or DUI in Missouri, and you ask to speak with an attorney, the police officer must give you at least twenty (20) minutes to contact an attorney.  If you request to speak with an attorney and you are not given the minimum twenty (20) minutes, then your DUI or DWI charge must be dismissed.

If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI and would like some help, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Chronic DWIs

October 30th, 2015

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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.

DUI without DUI Test

September 24th, 2015

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Missouri courts have ruled that a law enforcement officer can charge a driver with a DUI or a DWI without subjecting the driver to field sobriety tests. A field sobriety test is when the law enforcement officer tests the ability of a person to drive a car without being over the legal limit with alcohol.

If you are facing a DUI or DWI, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.hoorfarlaw.com.

 

No Right to Counsel During a DUI

September 15th, 2015

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A Kansas court has ruled that a person does not have the right to ask for counsel when being tested for a DUI. However, after the DUI test, the court has ruled that a person can ask for legal representation. When a person asks for legal counsel, law enforcement must allow the person to contact an attorney for representation.

If you received a DUI or some other traffic violation, contact our law office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

 

DWIs and Asking for a Lawyer

May 12th, 2015

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When stopped for a DWI or DUI, if you refuse a chemical test, then you will be written up for a DUI refusal.  But, there is one exception to that rule.  Missouri law allows a driver twenty (20) minutes to contact a lawyer before being tested.  If you get pulled over and are worried about getting a DUI or DWI, contact our office at 816-514-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.

Refusing a Drunk Driving Test

January 20th, 2015

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Refusing to take a breathalyzer in order to determine if you have been driving under the influence is reason for Missouri to take your license away for one year.  It does not matter what your reasoning is behind the refusal.  However, if this has happened to you, you still have some options.

If you are facing a license revocation or DWI/DUI charge, contact our office at 816-524-4949 or www.Hoorfarlaw.com.