Types Of Driving Impairment
We recently had a St. Louis area client who didn’t understand why she was arrested on suspicion of DWI when she had only one glass of wine. She didn’t realize that by mixing a drink with her legal painkillers, she could severely impair her ability to operate a motor vehicle and leave herself open to DWI prosecution.
DWI Arrests Can Come From More Than Just Alcohol
Just because your breath test results are under the .08 legal limit doesn’t mean that you are immune from a DWI arrest. Driving while on prescription medicine like painkillers, particularly when mixed with alcohol, can be enough to be arrested and convicted of a crime.
Painkillers, Narcotics, Prescription Medication And More
More and more police departments throughout Missouri employ drug recognition experts to assess drivers who demonstrate visual or cognitive impairment, but whose blood alcohol levels are either normal or below the limit. They can take blood or urine tests to get a broader picture of what medications, legal or otherwise, you may have taken.
Challenging All Forms Of Impairment Cases
If you are charged with DWI, you need a lawyer who understands how to attack these cases aggressively and has a clear understanding of the procedures that police are expected to follow.
Attorney Travis L. Noble doesn’t just come from a law enforcement background; he was also a narcotics agent. Our office is ready to defend all kinds of DWI cases, including forms of impairment beyond alcohol. Travis Noble can be an effective attorney in these cases because he has training in the effects of various kinds of painkillers and narcotics, and can aggressively attack testimony from arresting officers.
Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
For strong defense in Clayton, in St. Louis and nationwide that is focused on clearing your name rather than just cutting the easy deal, contact Travis Noble Jr. by phone at 314-450-7849 or by email to schedule your free initial consultation.