DUI charges in Missouri will set off a process with the criminal courts and the Missouri Department of Revenue (MDR). These two DUI cases work independently of each other, with unique deadlines and potential penalties. Understanding how the DUI process works in Kansas City—and throughout the state of Missouri—can help you navigate it more successfully if you or a loved one is ever arrested for or accused of a DUI.
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When traffic stops result in DUI arrests, the accused will typically get a Notice of Suspension/Revocation of Driving Privilege (Form 2385). This Notice will be provided by the police or the MDR. Once it has been issued, the accused will have 15 days to request a hearing with the Department of Revenue.
This hearing is the opportunity for the accused to defend themselves in the administrative DUI case. The outcome of the case will impact whether a driver’s license suspension and/or revocation will go into effect—or whether the accused gets to retain his or her license while the criminal case proceeds.
Failing to request or appear for the hearing will result in an automatic license suspension. So too will refusals to submit to chemical testing during the traffic stop.
Please be aware that:
The criminal DUI case will go through the courts. It is the case in which the accused will face prosecutors and juries, with the possibility of jail or prison time if there’s a conviction in the case. Here’s how the criminal DUI process generally works in Kansas City, MO:
At every point in the DUI criminal process, having the representation of an experienced attorney is essential if you want the best chances of success and favorable resolutions. That’s because a DUI lawyer can:
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