Why a DUI is Worth Fighting
April 25, 2022
A motorist may be facing DUI charges in Kansas or Missouri for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, a DUI or DWI conviction could jeopardize your personal reputation, driving privileges, quality of life, eligibility for government assistance, professional, and other future opportunities. Fortunately, you can avoid or mitigate any severe penalties and life-long consequences of a drunk driving conviction by fighting your DUI/DWI allegations.
If you're facing DUI or DWI charges that you intend to fight, retaining a highly-skilled criminal defense attorney is crucial to help build your defense. At Richman Law Office LLC, I'm dedicated to offering comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to clients in their DUI/DWI cases. As a skilled Kansas criminal defense attorney, I can fight aggressively to defend your legal rights, help protect your driving privileges, and keep your record clean. My firm is proud to serve clients across Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Possible Penalties for a DUI in Kansas or Missouri
Under Kansas and Missouri DUI laws, it is an offense for a person to drive a motor vehicle:
With a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, or
While under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Depending on the defendant's criminal record, the number of prior DUI/DWI convictions, BAC level, and other surrounding circumstances, the punishments for a DUI or DWI conviction in Kansas or Missouri could be far-reaching. Below are some of the potential penalties and consequences of a drunk driving conviction:
Jail time (ranging from several months or years)
A criminal record/history
Driver's license revocation or suspension
Increased auto insurance rates
Increased difficulty in getting government assistance or public benefits
Increased difficulty in securing employment or housing
Loss of your rights to carry, possess, or own firearms
Ineligibility to obtain certain financial loans
Deterioration of professional relationships
Loss of scholarships or university acceptance
If you or someone close to you has recently been arrested or indicted for driving while under the influence, you need to retain a knowledgeable DUI/DWI defense lawyer right away. Your attorney can help you understand the nature of your drunk driving charges and strategize an effective defense to help fight your legal battle.
Possible Defense Strategy
When facing drunk driving accusations in Kansas or Missouri, your attorney can fight your charges using any of the following legal defenses:
The officer lacked probable cause to stop the driver.
Unlawful stop or procedures
The Breathalyzer or breath test device was improperly calibrated.
The arresting officer violated the offender's civil rights.
No evidence of the offender being in actual physical control of the vehicle.
Falsely high BAC results due to medical conditions.
Your driving wasn't impaired, or you weren't intoxicated
Blood or breath test results were inaccurate.
The blood test was tampered with or mishandled in the chain of custody.
The field sobriety test was incorrectly administered.
Miranda violations or improper interrogation.
Violations of the rules of evidence and procedure
A highly-skilled criminal defense attorney can investigate every detail of your case thoroughly and determine the best defenses to help avoid the severe consequences of a criminal conviction.
Don't Risk Your Future. Call Now.
A DUI/DWI charge is very serious, and not fighting it could make you end up in the worst possible scenario. If convicted, you could face severe penalties, including hefty fines, lengthy imprisonment, license suspension or revocation, increased insurance rates, and other devastating, life-altering ramifications. Therefore, when facing impaired driving allegations, it is imperative that you retain an aggressive criminal defense attorney for proper guidance and to strategize your defense.
At Richman Law Office LLC, I have the diligence, resources, and knowledge to represent and defend individuals wrongfully accused of driving while under the influence. As your legal counsel, I can evaluate and investigate all of the surrounding facts of your case thoroughly and outline a strong defense strategy to help fight your charges. Using my in-depth legal understanding, I can help you navigate the Kansas or Missouri criminal justice systems. Also, I will fight vigorously to protect your driving privileges and improve your prospects of a brighter tomorrow.
Fighting your impaired driving allegations is crucial to protect your driving privileges and future. Contact me at Richman Law Office LLC today to schedule a simple case assessment with a dependable DUI/DWI defense attorney. I can offer you the highly-personalized legal counsel, strong advocacy, and reliable representation you need to fight your DUI/DWI charges. My firm proudly represents clients across Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri.