Have you been arrested for DUI? Is this your first DUI offense? If so, you may be wondering about the penalties you would face for a conviction. In Kansas, a first time DUI is charged as a Class B misdemeanor. Penalties for this type of offense include up to 180-days in jail, fines and court fees totaling close to $1,500, the suspension of your driving privileges, increased insurance costs, and an ignition interlock once your driving privileges are restored. A DUI conviction will also go on your permanent criminal record and can effect your ability to travel internationally, especially to Canada. You would face additional charges and penalties if you were responsible for causing a DUI-related accident resulting in injury or death.
The most effective way to fight DUI charges is with the help of a skilled Kansas City DUI attorney. Attorney Paul Burmaster is a former prosecutor with more than 20 years of legal experience. He is the 2012 and 2014 Avvo Client's Choice Award winner for DUI and a committed advocate for those accused of drunk driving any place in Kansas City or the surrounding communities. He personally handles each case his firm takes on -- so you can rest assured that your case will not be handed off to an associate or some kid fresh out of law school. Accomplished attorneys have a wide variety of defense strategies that can be used to fight DUI charges. Not all failed field sobriety tests or breathalyzer results showing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 or more will lead to a conviction. You deserve to have someone fighting on your behalf. Contact his firm now to schedule a free case consultation and to find out what he can do for you.