Doctors have many important responsibilities to their patients. As part of their jobs, they are required to determine what medication and in what amount -- if any -- is appropriate. As such, they have the ability to write prescriptions for drugs that people can not otherwise legally obtain. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials claim that one doctor in Missouri abused this ability, resulting in felony drug charges.
Depending on the area where a person lives, a person may spend a significant amount of time driving. Because it is such a common activity for many in Missouri, it may be easy to take for granted the potential for an accident that can cause significant damage, even if its cause was due to a mistaken turn. Unfortunately, police can easily interpret a mistake that caused an accident as a sign of intoxication, resulting in an accusation of DWI.