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Missouri man accused of DUI following wife's death

When a person's spouse dies, he or she is often left to cope with the devastating news. When the surviving spouse is accused of playing a role in the death, the emotions can easily be overwhelming, potentially inhibiting a person's ability to make rational decisions. Unfortunately, a man in Missouri may now be in this position after he was charged with DUI and other crimes following his wife's death.

The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened on a night in early May. The couple had apparently been out drinking before being dropped off at their home. Police believe that the woman laid down in the driveway while her 36-year-old husband went inside the home. When her husband could not find her, he reportedly became concerned and decided to look for her in his pickup truck; police say that he was intoxicated at the time.

Man, woman face gun, drug charges following Missouri home search

Most people feel relatively safe within the walls of their own homes, including that their privacy will not be violated by law enforcement officers. When a search of their home occurs, for example, it can only happen under certain circumstances. In fact, two people were recently arrested on weapons and drug charges in Missouri after officers served a warrant to search their home.

The 34-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were arrested following an afternoon search of a home on a day in late April. According to reports, the search was allegedly sparked after a drug dog detected narcotics in a package at a local delivery service; police say that there was 5 pounds of methamphetamine in the package. As a result, multiple agencies engaged in a joint effort to investigate.

DWI charges filed against woman in head-on collision

Missouri police recently arrested a woman who they say caused a fatal, head-on collision. She was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the accident and is now facing DWI charges. This is apparently not her first drunk driving related offense, which could potentially effect her current criminal charges.

The 34-year-old woman had apparently been drinking before getting behind the wheel of her vehicle. According to police, she merged onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 435 while traveling south. The 26-year-old male driver of a vehicle on the northbound side of the interstate was unable to avoid the wrong-way driver and the two collided head-on. The male driver suffered fatal injuries in the collision while the woman's vehicle caught on fire.

How can I expunge my Missouri record?

For years, it was very difficult for a convicted criminal in Missouri to get that conviction removed from their record, no matter how trivial or old the conviction.

The result found many people carrying the baggage of bad decisions made in their youth – a credit-card forgery, an assault in a bar – for the rest of their lives. The most obvious damage came when the record was uncovered after they applied for jobs or places to live.

DWI conviction penalties and your need for an attorney

Driving home from a holiday party, you commit a minor traffic violation, and an officer pulls you over in Missouri. After noticing signs of intoxication, you consent to a breath test and face a DWI arrest. You know that penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol prove strict if convicted, and you worry about how your life will change following a DWI arrest.

The most important element in fighting a DWI charge is hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. These attorneys have knowledge in finding accurate defenses to crimes and helping you avoid maximum punishments. It is essential that you do not fight DWI charges alone.

Missouri car accident leads to felony drug charges

Being involved in a car accident is a stressful event. Unfortunately, a person still recovering from the shock of an accident often finds him- or herself facing questions from law enforcement officials. Because of physical injuries and the emotional response, those in such a situation may not be fully cognizant of the implications of the information they provide. In fact, a man in Missouri now faces drug charges after he was involved in a car accident.

The incident happened in Sept. 2018. A Missouri State Trooper claims that he arrived at the scene of an accident involving two vehicles. The occupants of one of the vehicles claim that the driver of the other, a 25-year-old man, struck them from the rear. Two police officers at the scene were searching through two bags and reportedly told the trooper that, when they arrived, they witnessed the man placing items in the bags, and they discovered a large quantity of cash.

How to get your license back after a DUI conviction

Nobody leaves the bar intending to get a DUI. Despite that, dozens if not hundreds of people in Kansas City find themselves in the backs of cop cars every weekend for driving over the limit. There’s no shortage of penalties for a DUI conviction, but one of the most debilitating is losing your driver’s license.

A first time DUI conviction will your driving privileges for 90 days. This will make getting to work, to court, to pick up your kids and other every day responsibilities much more difficult and time consuming. Fortunately, by doing a little extra work you can have this suspension period reduced to eliminated.

Missouri teen injured in alleged drunk driving accident

Car accidents can happen for a variety of different reasons. While sometimes it is a simple oversight or the result of poor judgment, police officers in Missouri and across the country may be quick to assume that alcohol was involved, especially if the driver involved is young and has a previous arrest on his or her record. Unfortunately, a young man was recently accused of drunk driving after a car accident.

The 20-year-old man was indicted for the accident that reportedly happened on a day in late January. Police say they were called to the scene during the early morning hours. When they arrived, they reportedly discovered a car lying on its side.

Man faces drug charges following Missouri traffic stop

Traffic stops happen relatively frequently in Missouri and across the country. Often, they are uneventful. Police will issue a citation, and both parties will continue on their way. However, a recent traffic stop reportedly resulted in drug charges after police reportedly found drugs and other items in a man's rental vehicle.

The incident involved a 33-year-old man from another state. According to reports, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped the man at approximately midnight on a day in mid-February. Troopers claim that the man was following another vehicle too closely, which prompted the stop.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal Missouri crash

Most drivers in Missouri and across the country have realized that a turn was steeper than expected, and their speed may be too fast. While drivers are typically able to adjust their speed with relatively few consequences, some may ultimately be involved in a crash. In fact, one man now faces multiple charges, including accusations of drunk driving, after his vehicle reportedly crashed on an exit ramp, resulting in the death of three children.

The incident that led to the man's arrest reportedly happened in Aug. 2017. Police say that the man was traveling between 59 and 68 mph when he took the exit ramp. Unfortunately, his SUV reportedly flipped. An 11-year-old male passenger reportedly died at the scene; two other children died after being transported to the hospital. Police claim that none of the children were properly restrained.

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