DUI Accidents in Kansas City
Consequences of Drunk Driving
For many people, including Legislators, Judges, and juries, driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most dangerous and reckless things that a person can do. Thousands of individuals suffer wrongful deaths in alcohol-related accidents across the nation each year, and even more people are seriously injured.
When a person attempts to operate a vehicle while intoxicated, their motor function and reflexes can be severely inhibited. Injuries from any accident, including DUI accidents, can be catastrophic, such as brain trauma or spinal cord injuries, which is why law enforcement is often quick to arrest a person for drunk driving with only the littlest of evidence.
Penalties for DUI Causing Injury
In the state of Missouri, a person convicted of this offense could end up being sentenced to:
- 2-7 years of imprisonment
- Fines up to $5,000
- 5-year driver's license suspension
In Missouri, committing DUI and subsequently causing physical injury to another person (or committing DUI with injury) is considered a second-degree assault offense. This type of offense can also led to serious charges in Kansas. Our knowledgeable attorney at Paul W. Burmaster P.A. is ready to sit down with you and answer any questions you might have about DUI with injury charges.
In order for you to be held responsible for an alcohol-related accident, two things must be proven. First, it must be proven that you were in fact intoxicated. This requires evidence of a blood alcohol or breath alcohol concentration of 0.08%, driving under the influence of drugs, or other evidence that you were incapable of safely operating. An excellent Kansas City DUI lawyer can defend you against such charges, so call Paul W. Burmaster P.A. today for a free case evaluation.
Hire an Overland Park DUI Attorney to Defend You
DUI penalties include jail terms ranging from 2 days to 1 one year for a misdemeanor, as well as fines between $750 and $2,500 and a long-term license suspension. By hiring Attorney Paul Burmaster, you will have a skilled and aggressive defense attorney on your side that has been in practice for more than 20 years. He has experience as a former prosecutor in both Missouri and Kansas, and he knows exactly how to build your case for the strongest possible defense. Contact our firm today to learn more about our personalized services. Paul W. Burmaster P.A. can fight for you!