Basic DUI arrest info
The threshold to prove alcohol impairment is very low. It is presumed as having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% for adults. In addition to the BAC test, a DUI charge can also be filed when a person refuses to take a breath test and exhibits other indicators of intoxication, such as bad driving, suspicious appearance, and poor performance on field sobriety tests.
Regardless of the reason for your arrest, a Kansas City DUI lawyer at KCticketlaw is ready to fight for you. We will help with both the criminal charge, and the civil suit from the Department of Revenue.
A successful DUI arrest requires a review of multiple factors, including the following:
- Police reports
- In-car audio / videos
- Jailhouse audio / videos
- Breathalyzer maintenance records
- In-depth meetings with the client
- Witness testimony
It is illegal in the State of Missouri to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above. The limit is lower for commercial drivers and drivers under the age of 21. In Missouri a DUI is a DWI, meaning “Driving While Intoxicated”. The Missouri DWI law includes alcohol and/or drugs.
Similar to Missouri DWI laws, the drunk driving law in KS prohibits driving with a BAC of .08 percentage or more. The limit is lower for drivers of commercial vehicles and minors.