Felony DUI Defense in Kansas City

What is a Felony DUI?

Alcohol, car keys and handcuffs - Felony DUI Defense

When does a DUI charge become a felony in Kansas or Missouri? In the states of Kansas or Missouri, a charge for driving under the influence (DUI) becomes a felony offense upon the third drunk driving offense. Any subsequent DUI offenses are also felonies. The differences between a regular DUI and a felony DUI include the possibility of a prison term in Missouri instead of a jail sentence, higher fines, and a more-severe mark on your criminal record. The basic penalties for felony DUIs are:

In Kansas

Third Offense:

  • Jail minimum of 90 days and maximum of 1 year
  • Fine no less than $1750
  • License suspension

Fourth Offense:

  • Jail maximum of 1 year
  • License suspension

In Missouri

Third DUI Offense:

  • 120 days – 4 years in prison
  • Fine
  • License Suspension

Fourth or Subsequent DUI Offense:

  • Up to 7 years in Prison
  • Fine
  • License Suspension

To learn more about what penalties you could be facing for felony DUI charges, call today!


What can a felony DUI lawyer do for me?

By retaining an felony DUI attorney, you will have the highest possible chance of having your DUI charges reduced to a misdemeanor or dismissed altogether. This is especially true when you hire Attorney Paul W. Burmaster.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • As a former prosecutor in both Missouri and Kansas, he has experience on both sides of the law and knows how to stay a step ahead of the prosecution in your case.
  • He has practiced DUI defense for 20 years and is more than qualified to fight your charges.
  • In addition, he received the 2012 Clients' Choice Award from Avvo®.

Call today to engage in a free consultation and learn more about how our firm can fight for you.

Contact Paul W. Burmaster P.A.

Our firm offers a free initial consultation, so call today to schedule an appointment. You also have the option of completing our online case evaluation form for a no-obligation consultation. Attorney Burmaster provides one-on-one attention and studies your case in detail to maximize your defense strategy.


As an experienced trial attorney, he will fight aggressively to prevent you from incurring the penalties of a felony DUI. We can help, so contact our firm right away!


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