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St. Louis DUI/DWI Law Blog

Welcome to our St. Louis, Missouri DUI/DWI Law Blog On behalf of The Law Office of Carl M. Ward

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to highlight local stories, as well as national subject matter, that we think you will find interesting. We will regularly update this blog and encourage you to share your thoughts on these posts. We will also sharing many of our recent successful outcomes with you to the extent time allows. Here is a summary of some of those cases.

June 2019

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on July 2nd, 2019

June of 2019 was a good month for the clients of The Law Office of Carl M. Ward. My job as a criminal defense lawyer is to zealously defend my clients, the US Constitution, including our Bill of Rights, and to make sure law enforcement officers follow their training. I am also charged with the…


Driver with Prior DWI with Reported BAC of Nearly Three (3) Times Legal Limit

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 30th, 2019

Reported by the Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 30th, 2019 The defendant was reported to the police by a concerned citizen that he was “sleeping or unconscious” behind the wheel” of a vehicle that was parked on a hotel parking lot. There was absolutely no evidence that the driver was intoxicated when…


Class B Misdemeanor DWI with Reported BAC of More Than Twice Legal Limit

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 28th, 2019

The police found the driver asleep behind the wheel in a convenience store/gas station parking lot.  The vehicle was running at the time. However, I established that before placing the driver under arrest for DWI, the officer who found the driver made absolutely no effort to determine when he had driven onto the lot and…


Class C Felony DWI with Reported BAC of Nearly Three Times Legal Limit

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 25th, 2019

Here, the driver was operating a motorized bicycle on a gravel driveway, lost control, and was severely injured. The driver was unconscious when the police arrived. Based on the odor of intoxicants coming from the driver’s breath, and a statement to the officer by a witness who claimed that driver had drank a lot at…


Class B Misdemeanor DWI with Reported BAC of .092.

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 22nd, 2019

In this case, the driver, a CDL holder, was stopped for speeding in a non-commercial vehicle. At the DOR administrative hearing, I offered the dash cam video, extensively cross-examined the arresting officer about the problems with his DWI investigation, and brought out all of the inconsistencies between the officer’s arrest report and his dash cam…


Class B Misdemeanor DWI and Reported Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 20th, 2019

In this case, the driver was arrested for DWI. After pointing out numerous problems with the case, the prosecutor agreed to amend the DWI charge to a non-alcohol related traffic offense and set aside the breath test refusal. The driver received a suspended imposition of sentence on the reduced charge, so nothing was reported on…


Class D Aggravated DWI Felony with Reported BAC in Excess of 0.200

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 19th, 2019

Driver stopped for speeding and “suspicious” driving. Following the administration of several field sobriety tests, the driver was arrested for DWI. After establishing that that there were many issues regarding the arresting officer’s investigation, and that the breath test result was not admissible, the DOR set aide the license suspension, and the prosecutor agreed to…


Class D Aggravated DWI Felony with Reported BAC in Excess of 0.200

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 18th, 2019

After calling his wife to come pick him up, the driver reportedly drove his vehicle from the back of a private club he managed to the front so it would be illuminated by the building lights during the night. After parking and exiting his vehicle, he was contacted by a police officer, investigated for alcohol…



Class B. Misdemeanor with BAC 1 ½ Times Legal Limit.

By The Law Office of Carl M. Ward on June 13th, 2019

Driver stopped at DWI check point. Per instructions of prosecuting attorney, law enforcement officers in this County were instructed to only administer a portable breath test and to disregard their training to give horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn, and one leg stand tests.  Here, the PBT was improperly maintained and operated. No evidence of…