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If you have Webster Groves DWI or other criminal defense matter, attorney James P. Feely, Jr., is here to assist you.
The City of Webster Groves is located within St. Louis County, Missouri.
The court house address is #4 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
The police that patrol the city are very vigilant and will enforce the laws within the jurisdiction very strictly.
Officers from Webster Groves are trained to the fullest extent in techniques to apprehend alleged law violators in the community.
People who get arrested in Webster Groves often face offenses such as driving while intoxicated, stealing, weed possession, minor in possession of alcohol, and many others.
DWI and DUI cases are given top priority by law enforcement officers on patrol.
They are always looking for clues that a driver might be impaired in some manner or another.
For example, they will search for improper lane usage - weaving, straddling the center lane.
Also, stopping at stop lights or stop signs for too long (after the light has turned green) or after an unusually long stop at a stop sign.
Many DWI cases are also found by stopping a driver for a simple speeding offense.
When the officer approaches the vehicle and makes contact with the driver, they are checking for the smell of alcohol or possibly weed.
If they detect alcohol, they will begin an investigation for impaired driving. In 99% of these situations the driver will be removed from the car for additional investigation.
Unfortunately, by this point things generally don't go well for the driver - the standardized field sobriety tests given by the officer are difficult to perform, even when a driver is stone cold sober.
If a person has any physical problems, those might also hamper who a person performs the tests.
If the officer believes the driver is under the influence, they will arrest the driver and ask them to take a breath or blood test to determine if their blood alcohol concentration exceeds the legal limit.
This entire investigation process for a DWI can happen so fast out on the street that it makes a driver wonder what just happened to them after they find themselves sitting in a holding cell at the jail.
Fortunately, there are ways to fight such charges, and an experienced criminal defense attorney like Mr. Feely can help you navigate through this very unpleasant situation.
There are so many technical requirements for the police to follow while investigating a DWI case, that sometimes they make a mistake that will allow a driver to defeat the charges or possibly the administrative matter that stems from the DWI arrest.
The better trained the police officer, the less likely they are to make such mistakes, but they do happen everyday.
Due to the fact that Webster University lies within Webster's jurisdiction, there will be offenses charged such as minor in possession of alcohol, marijuana possession, and other types of cases frequently seen in courts located in jurisdictions that host a college campus.