Is this an "absolute sobriety" case or a DUI case?
1 - You hit a sign.
2 - You admitted to having one beer and driving.
If your charge is absolute sobriety, you probably will lose. If DUI, you have a case that can be one.
Yes you have arguments for court. You need a good DUI/DWI defense lawyer. Remember, the police may remember things differently from your friends.
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Depending on what EXACTLY you told the officer, you might be guilty of DUI, but no risk of being convicted of DWI in Texas. Missouri law must be opposite, but in Texas DUI is a zero tolerance driving with alcohol in system. I am surprised that cop was unable to get warrant, but that suggests that his report will not be bad for you. Although you had a beer, it wasn't necessarily in your system when you were driving, which is your defense. If you blew that in what you told the cop, then you face conviction. Otherwise, probably not.
I agree, your best decision from this point is to hire legal counsel to assist in your defense. It's also important to exercise your right to remain silent and stop discussing this case with anyone, except your lawyer. Even posting questions on legal forums can be problematic for you and can possibly be used against you. I would also deactivate all your Internet social media accounts like Facebook, MySpace, and the like. The government will investigate these websites and use them against you if they can. Good luck.
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