Missouri DUI penalties can take away your freedom, your driving privileges, and maybe a lot more. Over the years, these penalties have become increasingly harsh, as authorities continue to crack down on impaired driving. That has meant that many good people have had to face threats of serious punishments simply because they’ve made a poor choice or they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
No matter what caused you or a loved one to be accused of impaired driving, Kansas City DUI Lawyer Denise Kirby is ready to help you. Specializing in DUI defense, Attorney Denise Kirby has a record of successfully defending clients in misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. She can start helping you from the moment of the arrest through the outcome of your case, fighting vigorously to protect your rights and interests—and to bring your case to a favorable resolution.
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The penalties for DUIs in Kansas City and throughout the state of Missouri get more and more severe when:
The table below outlines the typical DUI penalties in Missouri, based on the number of priors someone has and the type of DUI charges that are filed.
Please be aware that prosecutors can have the discretion to cut deals for lesser charges and the courts have the discretion to impose lesser (and alternative) penalties, whenever either party deems it appropriate. This is far more likely to occur when the accused is represented by a skilled DUI defense lawyer, like Kansas City Attorney Denise Kirby.
|1st DUI||Class B Misdemeanor||Up to 6 months in jail||Up to $500||2 years of probation, with alcohol education, community service & drug testing requirements30-day driver’s license suspension + 90-day ignition interlock device (IID) requirement or 60 days of restricted driving|
|2nd DUI||Class A Misdemeanor||Up to 1 year in jail Must serve at least 10 days if last conviction was within 5 years||Up to $1,000||2 years of probation, with the same terms as a 1st DUI1-year driver’s license revocation + IID requirement (5-year revocation if prior occurred within past 5 years)|
|Felony||Up to 15 years in prison Must serve at least 30 days to 2 years, depending on priors||Up to $5,000||2 to 5 years of probation 10-year driver’s license revocation|
As punishing as DUI penalties can be, it’s critical to remember:
If you or a loved one has been accused of a DUI, the sooner you contact Kansas City DUI Lawyer Denise Kirby, the better. Backed by a skilled team, Attorney Denise Kirby has deep experience with DUI defense cases, and she is highly effective at resolving various types of DUI charges.
The truth is that DUI laws and cases can be complex—and that you may only have one chance to defend yourself. Make sure you have the strongest possible DUI defense when it matters most. Make sure you have Kansas City DUI Lawyer Denise Kirby in your corner.
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Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in DUI/DWI defense, Denise Kirby has the knowledge, strategies, and resources you can rely on for exceptional defense advocacy and client-focused service. She tailors her approach to the unique circumstances of every case, and she is diligent about achieving the best outcome possible, including dismissals, acquittals, and alternative sentencing.
Don’t gamble your future by facing DUI charges alone. Contact Kansas City Lawyer Denise Kirby now to get 5-star DUI defense that can set your case up for better resolutions.
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