Do you need to find a lawyer for your DUI/DWI case in Kansas City? At Divine Law, we have years of experience defending such cases. A conviction can impact you for the rest of your life! If you’ve been arrested and charged with DUI (Kansas) or DWI (Missouri), contact Divine Law immediately for assistance.
If you have been charged with an alcohol-related driving offense it is vital to act quickly to protect your rights. Conviction carries the risk of jail time, fines, and the loss of your driver’s license. Repeat offenders face stiffer penalties, up to and including felony charges. Having an experienced attorney by your side makes a difference!
Kansas Law takes Driving Under the Influence (DUI) very seriously. DUI is defined as operating a motor vehicle while having a measured blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more. However, BAC is not the only defining factor. The statute states that being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two “to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle” is enough. You can even be charged with DUI due to the effects of prescription medications!
Consequences for a DUI conviction in Kansas can be severe, even for a first offense. These may include fines, jail time, or referral to alcohol/drug treatment. You could also lose your license for a year or more, and be required to use an ignition interlock device for an even longer period. If you have a BAC of .08 or refuse testing, your license can be suspended even if you are not convicted or the case is dismissed. If you have been charged with a DUI in Kansas, you need to find a lawyer fast! A competent attorney will immediately request an administrative review hearing to protect your driving privileges.
Missouri Law is also strict when it comes to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and the consequences are similar. The legal BAC limit is .08, and a conviction can result in fines, jail time, or loss of your driving license. If you refuse to submit to an alcohol or drug test when requested by law enforcement, Missouri law requires your driving privilege to be revoked for one year, regardless of whether you are subsequently convicted of DWI. Those charged with DWI in Missouri should find a lawyer as soon as possible to protect their driving privileges.
In both states, a conviction remains on your driving record for the rest of your life!
Most people don’t intentionally drive while impaired, but you may be surprised at how easy it is to exceed the legal alcohol limit. The best way to avoid these charges is to never drive if you have been drinking. Ask a friend to be your designated driver, hire a cab or take an Uber to get you safely home after an evening out.
If you are arrested and charged with DUI or DWI in Kansas City, contact Craig Divine of Divine Law at (816) 474-2240. He will guide you through this difficult process while fighting for your rights and your driving privileges.