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Traffic Violations 101

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What's your driving record like? Are you worried that you may be close to having too many points on your record or that your insurance premiums may go up due to your poor driving history? Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you some key information on Missouri traffic violations. If you are ever in doubt when it comes to your traffic offense case, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation. We can go over your options and try and answer any legal questions you may have.


Traffic Violations 101
Source: https://www.dmv.org/mo-missouri/traffic-ticket-fines-and-penalties.php 
There are many different kinds of traffic violations that happen in the state of Missouri. From driving while drunk to failing to stop at a stop sign, we've seen many cases. The punishments vary from offense to offense. Here are a few examples of some of the common actions people take that can worsen their punishment when it comes to a traffic o…

Buzzed Driving vs. Drunk Driving

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Buzzed driving, drunk driving - both are morally wrong and unsafe. You shouldn't do either, both endanger the lives of those around you and your own. While it's technically not illegal to drive buzzed so long as your blood alcohol content is under the legal limit, it's still not smart. Our DWI lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks know how bad these cases can be and we want you to think twice before operating a vehicle while intoxicated. If you've received a DWI, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch for your free consultation. Keep reading for a description of both buzzed and drunk driving, the differences between the two, legal punishments for drunk driving, and skilled legal representation at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Buzzed Driving vs. Drunk Driving Buzzed Driving Technically, you are buzzed if you are at a blood alcohol concentration level of anything from .01 to .07, in the state of Missouri. Therefore, if you choose to drive while in that stage you are buzzed dr…

How to Keep Your Divorce From Becoming Even Worse

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Divorce is hard enough. Don't make it worse by making the mistakes that couples before you have made way too often. If you are in need of a divorce attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks that can be your objective guide during this emotional time, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 today for your free consultation. In an effort to make things a little easier for you, we have compiled a list of things you can try to do to keep your divorce from becoming even worse.

How to Keep Your Divorce From Becoming Even Worse
Be honest about your finances.

The hard, honest truth is that finances are a huge part of a divorce. Things run more smoothly when both parties are honest about their:

Monthly incomesMonthly expendituresSpending habitsDebt
Define your own priorities and avoid letting the advice from loved ones distract you.

Although your loved ones may be well-intentioned, divorce is emotional enough without getting distracted from what you really want and need. For exa…

How to Avoid Road Rage

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Today, the number of traffic-related offenses caused by some sort of road rage are concerning. 66 percent of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive drivers, according to Safe Motorist. If you are the victim of a horrific car accident and are in need of a skilled personal injury attorney at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, and Welch at 573-346-7231 for your free consultation today. Combat these awful statistics and keep reading for a few tips on how to avoid road rage. Whether you are typically the aggressive driver or someone who is on the receiving end, these tips may be helpful to you.


How to Avoid Road Rage
Tip #1: ALWAYS check your blind spots when changing lanes.

Do not anger someone else by being careless and switching lanes without looking to see if someone else is there first. Check first, then use your signal to considerately switch lanes the right way. This action alone will help prevent someone else from turning into a road-raged driver.

Tip #2:…