If you have been arrested for DUI and it is not your first offense, you are going to need an experienced DUI lawyer fighting on your behalf. Repeat DUI offenders will face much harsher charges and penalties if they are convicted. A 2nd offense will be penalized by a maximum of 1 year in jail with a minimum of 5 days in jail, fines of no less than $1250 (not including court fees) and the mandatory suspension of your driver's license. Second time and subsequent offenders are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on their vehicles. 3rd-time DUI offenses will result in penalties that include a mandatory 90-day jail sentence, up to a year in jail, fines no less than $1750 and a mandatory driver's license suspension. A 4th-time DUI offense and any additional offenses will result in a minimum mandatory 90-day jail sentence (although likely much more), with up to 1 year in jail, at least $2500 in fines, and the suspension of your driver's license. You could also face mandatory placement in a court-order alcohol treatment program at the discretion of the court.
Kansas City DUI lawyer Paul W. Burmaster is a veteran attorney with more than 20 years of DUI and criminal law experience. He is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, and member of the National College for DUI Defense and has helped countless individuals avoid the penalties that go along with a DUI conviction. If you are facing penalties for a 2nd, 3rd or 4th time DUI, he is more than qualified to provide you with the aggressive defense strategy you need. Do not let an officer or the prosecution lead you to believe a conviction is inevitable, it's not. There are ways to successfully challenge a DUI charge and you can trust that if your charges were as a result of a faulty testing device or improper testing procedures, Mr. Burmaster will fight to get the charges dismissed. Don't waste any time. Call his law firm today so that he can review your case and advise you of your legal options.