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Todd Ryan Law Firm

Where is My DWI?

Published 2 months, 1 week ago.

St. Charles DWI attorney Todd Ryan answers the question “Where is my DWI?”. Todd Ryan handles DWI cases in the circuit court as well as the individual municipal courts throughout St. Charles County. As we’ve seen in previous posts, St. Charles DWI charges generally result in a both an administrative case and a criminal case. The criminal case can, depending on a number of factors, be filed in one of many courts. St. Charles DWI attorney Todd Ryan discusses how and where criminal DWI charges get filed. Read More

Multiple DWIs & Felony DWI

Published 2 months, 3 weeks ago.

This week, St. Charles DWI attorney Todd Ryan discusses DWI enhancements that can arise in certain situations. This discussion will cover enhancements relative to the criminal portion of a DWI case. Remember, most DWI cases also entail a concurrent or correspondent administrative case (See Chemical Refusals and Administrative Alcohol Suspension). All DWI charges should be taken seriously, but certain facts can drastically increase the stakes. Read More


Published 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

As we’ve seen in previous posts, a DWI can result in a suspension of a driver’s license. In St. Charles DWI cases, drivers with a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, face a serious prospect of losing their CDL status. Many CDL holders rely on their license to earn a living, so a loss of CDL status can mean a losing a job. This means DWI charges against CDL holders should be taken very seriously. This week, St. Charles DWI attorney Todd Ryan reviews the CDL and how DWI charges can specifically affect CDL holders. Read More

Implied Consent & Chemical Refusals

Published 4 months, 2 weeks ago.

Missouri's Implied Consent law provides that, under certain circumstances, a driver operating a motor vehicle on public highways in Missouri impliedly consents to a chemical test of his or her blood, breath, or urine. Read More

Phase One: Vehicle In Motion

Published 5 months ago.

This week St. Charles DWI lawyer Todd Ryan discusses Phase One of the DWI investigation process. In Phase One, the law enforcement officer is observing the driver’s vehicle in motion. Traffic stops that lead to DWI arrests begin under a variety of circumstances, and it’s important for drivers to know how law enforcement officers interpret actions on the road. Read More

St. Charles DWI Lawyer

Published 5 months, 1 week ago.

St. Charles DWI Lawyer Todd Ryan aggressively defends his clients in St. Charles County Circuit Court and the surrounding municipalities. The Ryan Law Firm, with Todd Ryan, has been voted best law firm in St. Charles County by multiple publications for multiple years. Read More

Understanding HGN

Published 8 months, 1 week ago.

The Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) play an important in most St. Charles DWI investigations. There are three SFSTs: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), the Walk-and-Turn, and the One-Leg stand. Read More

Understanding Walk and Turn

Published 8 months, 2 weeks ago.

Today St. Charles DWI lawyer Todd Ryan continues coverage of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Last week, we covered introduced the SFSTs and looked at the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test specifically. The SFSTs play an important role in many St. Charles DWI arrests, and understanding them is essential to properly defending DWI cases. Read More

Understanding the One Leg Stand Test

Published 8 months, 2 weeks ago.

This week St. Charles DWI lawyer Todd Ryan provides insight into the One Leg Stand test. The One Leg Stand is the third of the three Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) used by law enforcement to determine probable cause to arrest drivers for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). Read More

Abuse & Lose

Published 9 months, 1 week ago.

In St. Charles, underage drivers found guilty of certain alcohol- or drug-related offenses are subject to the Abuse and Lose suspension. §302.400 RSMo. The Abuse and Lose statute provides for suspension periods ranging from 30 days to one year. Read More

Administrative Alcohol Suspension

Published 10 months ago.

The administrative alcohol suspension is an important aspect of DWI cases in St. Charles. The administrative alcohol suspension applies in cases involving BAC results obtained from a test of a driver's blood, breath, or urine. Read More

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St. Charles, Missouri 63301

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