DWI Attorneys | DWI Arrest

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made recommendations to law enforcement agencies on the DWI arrest procedures. Police officers build a case against you using a variety of data points. These data points are designed to help the officer show your impaired ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. A common DWI arrest process will typically include the following data points:

  1. Driving Case
    The driving case is typically the probably cause for the police officer to pull you over. This typically involves speeding, driving too slow, weaving or striking a fixed object.
  2. Police Observations
    The officer will look for physical signs of intoxication or impairment.
  3. Preliminary Breath Tests (PBT)
    Small portable devices used to indicate if a person has consumed an alcoholic drink.
  4. Field Sobriety Tests
    The roadside tests used to show physical impairment and/or mental impairment.
  5. Arrest and Subsequent Search
  6. Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Tests
    This is the official breath test used to determine the specific amount of alcohol in your system. Legal intoxication is 0.08 for drivers over 21 years old. For drivers under 21 years old, intoxication is 0.02.
  7. DWI Charges Filed
  8. Summons
  9. Arraignment
  10. Pre-Trail Conference
  11. Suppression Hearing
  12. Trial
  13. Administrative Hearing
    This is the administrative case that addresses driving privileges.


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Bridgeton, MO 63044

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