A 20-year-old Wentzville man faces charges of driving while intoxicated in connection with a Nov. 8 car accident. The afternoon incident occurred on Interstate 70. At the time, the man was driving west as several cars ahead of him slowed for a separate car accident. He did not stop, colliding with two cars ahead of him and causing his vehicle to flip over and strike another vehicle.
If you have been arrested in Missouri, you might wonder exactly what your charges mean. There are big differences between a felony charge and a misdemeanor criminal offense that you should be aware of. The two different types of charges can have very different sentencing and impacts on your future. Getting a job, joining the military and even applying for an apartment can be effected by having a felony charge or a misdemeanor. Here are the major differences between the two.
Missouri residents may be interested to learn that a member of a U.S. Representative presented legislation to the House floor on July 8 that calls for the mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices on the vehicles convicted drunk drivers. According to the president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, ignition interlock devices are considered to be the best way to prevent recidivism among DWI offenders.
A 36-year-old Missouri man has confessed to hitting and killing a goose guarding its mate's nest. The incident occurred in the parking lot of an industrial business complex in mid-April. A security recording allegedly depicted the man in his vehicle as he appeared to intentionally strike the Canadian goose. The vehicle then turned around and drove toward the bird a second time.
The Missouri Senate has been working on a plan to revamp the state's criminal laws and recently gave it an endorsement. The plan needs an additional affirmation from the Senate before it moves to the state's House of Representatives. The code rewrite was a collaborative effort of prosecutors, private defense attorneys, judges, public defenders and lawmakers. It is the first time since 1979 that the state legislature has updated the criminal code.
St. Louis residents may be interested in a recent accident that left a house damaged, a car totaled and a driver facing charges. A 35-year-old driver of a Honda Accord faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated, after he wrecked his car into the side of a house. The accident happened around 9 am on Sept. 22 on CR 27 near Mountain Home, Arkansas.