If you are charged with a first offense DUI in Missouri, the Kansas City DUI lawyers at the Kane Law Office and KCticketlaw are centrally located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and have the experience and expertise to aggressively defend your criminal and administrative Kansas driving under the influence (DUI) charges, Missouri driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, or related charges resulting from a refusal to submit to blood, breath, or urine testing.
DUI in Missouri
Getting a DUI in MO can have a variety of consequences and outcomes. It is important to understand what can happen as a result of getting charged with a DUI in Missouri.
According to state law, a DUI in Missouri consists of a couple parts:
“When an individual is stopped or arrested upon probable cause that they were driving a vehicle while their blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, two separate sections of Missouri law govern the arrest and suspension or revocation of the driving privilege:
This law deals with the ticket that was issued. If you are convicted of an alcohol offense, the court sends a copy of the conviction to the department, and the proper points are assessed to your driver record. As a result of the point assessment, your driving privilege may be suspended or revoked.
This law imposes a separate suspension or revocation of the driving privilege if your blood alcohol content (BAC) level is over the legal limit or you refuse the BAC test(s). This is an automatic suspension or revocation, even if the ticket was disposed of in court or reduced to a lesser charge.
KCticketlaw Can Help You Understand Your Charges
When people are arrested for DUI in Missouri, they may be surprised to learn that there is both a criminal and administrative aspect to the charges. By reading the state law language above, you probably noticed that a person in Missouri can still lose their driving privileges, even if the criminal charges are dropped or reduced.
Whether it is a first-time DUI charge, or multiple convictions, KCticketlaw recommends reaching out as soon as possible to fight the charges and protect your driver’s license. Contact us today.