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Missouri Dram Shop Liability

Can a tavern or bar be held liable for injuries caused by their intoxicated patrons? Missouri law provides a cause of action against a bar or tavern that sells an intoxicating beverage to a minor (under 21 years of age) or a "visibly intoxicated person," if an injury occurs as a result of that individual's intoxication.


Wrongful Death Actions In Missouri

Wrongful Death is a broad practice area that encompasses many other areas of the law. In the olden days, there was no cause of action if the negligence or intentional tort resulted in death. The theory was that the cause of action belonged to the injured person only, and extinguished when that person passed away. Obviously this resulted in extreme injustice where the basis for the tort was also the cause of death. Fortunately, the Missouri Legislature has made it possible for family members to sue for the loss of a family member.



I just got my first DWI, Now what?

First DWI Charge 

When an individual is charged with driving while intoxicated in Missouri, there are usually two separate cases. Criminal charges will be filed by the prosecuting attorney of the jurisdiction in which the driver was arrested. A first offense DWI is a Class B misdemeanor in Missouri. There will also be an administrative suspension of the driver's license by the Department of Revenue. A driver has the right to contest this suspension, and depending on whether or not the driver submitted to BAC testing, the administrative case will take one of two very distinct paths.


Driving While Intoxicated

DWI Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri

DUI DWI Lawyer, Drunk Driving, Driving While Intoxicated Attorneys St. Louis

Driving While Intoxicated or Driving Under the Influence in Missouri has become an increasingly serious offense over the years, and the complexity of these cases has made them a specialty practice area all on their own. Not only are there criminal ramifications, but your driving privileges can be affected substantially and possibly wind up being denied for years. After a DWI arrest in Missouri, two separate legal proceedings are taken against the driver, a criminal proceeding and an administrative proceeding.

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