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What are the Penalties for a Felony DUI?

If you have been charged with a felony offense of driving while intoxicated (DUI / DWI), you will want to develop a solid knowledge of your case and know what you are up against in Missouri & ...
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Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

Convictions of driving under the influence can result in heavy penalties, such as a permanent criminal record, along with consequences that constrict your freedom, such as: Maximum fines Jail time ...
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Attorney Steve Schanker Recognized as One of Top 100 DWI Attorneys in Missouri

Attorney Steve Schanker has recently been distinguished as one of the top 100 DWI lawyers in Missouri by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD). This organization seeks to identify the ...
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Fighting an Underage DUI Charge: How is it Different?

Teenagers, just like drivers over the age of 21, often make mistakes that result in serious legal consequences. In addition to the penalties that a DUI can have on an underage driver, it can have a ...
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Can A DUI Be Expunged From My Record?

Thousands of people are convicted of DUI every year. Many of those people never expected they would have a criminal record. One of the most damaging consequences of a DUI conviction is that it seems ...
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Will I Lose My License Even If I'm Not Convicted of DUI?

In Kansas City, DUI arrests spark two entirely separate legal cases that will run simultaneously. The first case is with the criminal court, over the criminal charges of driving under the influence or ...
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What Are the Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction

Were you arrested for DUI? Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious matter in both Missouri and Kansas. Even for first-time offenders, individuals convicted of DUI face incredibly harsh ...
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Attorney Steve Schanker is Selected to The Top 100 Trial Lawyers

There are numerous recognitions, awards and accolades that an attorney can receive. Recognition by an organization that represents the nation by identifying the top 100 trial lawyers in your state, ...
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The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC Invites Steve Schanker to Become a Member of the Organization

In October of 2013, Steve Schanker had the privilege of receiving an invitation to become a member of the prestigious organization, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD)! In a letter to ...
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DUI Defenses

Being faced with a DUI charge doesn't have to be a hopeless situation. There are available options for many individuals suspected of drinking and driving and it is possible to effectively fight a ...
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Fighting Against Breath & Blood Tests in Your DWI case

The state of Missouri has an implied consent law that requires drivers to perform at least one chemical test when arrested for a DUI. In order to test your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) these tests are ...
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Need a lawyer to fight against possible DUI penalties in Kansas City?

The penalties for DUI offenses in Missouri are harsh. With the help of a skilled attorney you may be able to fight for a lesser offense or challenge the evidence in your case. In Missouri, there is ...
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New Court of Appeals Decision Regarding Out-of-State DUI Priors

Do you have a prior DUI conviction from a state other than Kansas? Are you worried about that conviction making you a repeat DUI offender due to a recent Kansas DUI arrest? Well, the scales for ...
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Kansas Court Says Operating a Vehicle Synonymous with "Driving"

In February of 2013, in the State of Kansas v Sanchez, the court maintained that operating a vehicle (the term used in the Kansas DUI statute) is synonymous with "driving." The court ...
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Attorney Steve Schanker Joined by New Office Manager

The law office of Attorney Steve Schanker has a new member on board. Cathy Mann is serving as the office's new administrative assistant and office manager. Her previous experience will serve as a ...
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"Know Your Limits" Program Allowed Waldo Bar Patrons to Test Their Blood Alcohol Concentration

Waldo– Last month the Kansas City Star published an article about the "Know Your Limits" program that was put on by the Kansas City police. One Friday evening in October Kansas City ...
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Labor Day DUI Crackdown

Kansas City metropolitan law enforcement agencies in Platte, Clay and Jackson counties in Missouri as well as Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas will be enforcing DUI laws through the upcoming ...
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Motorized Bicycles in Kansas

On July 1, 2012, the Kansas legislature carved out an exception under the DUI laws for obtaining a Class C license to operate a motorized bicycle when a driver otherwise is suspended from driving due ...
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Criminal Refusals

On July 1, 2012, the State of Kansas enacted a new law criminalizing the refusal or failure to complete a test of breath, blood or urine for a suspected drunk driver. The the new criminal law applies ...
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Man Jailed in Kansas City for 15th Suspected DUI

Fifty-year-old J.W. from Branson, Missouri was arrested on May 21 st after causing an accident while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. The police were called when J.W. threatened another man ...
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Drunk Driver Accused of Causing Three Accidents in Kansas City

On Tuesday May 22 nd, a Kansas City man attempted to stop a drunk driver who rear-ended and side-swiped three cars during a drunken rampage. As the man slowed down to make a turn, the driver behind ...
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What is Implied Consent?

If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving, the law enforcement officer most likely asked you to perform a field sobriety test or breathe into a breathalyzer device. However, what many people ...
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Police Officer Pepper-Sprayed and Arrested for DUI

A police officer in Kansas City, Missouri was arrested at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when she was seen swerving on North Oak Trafficway and driving on the center median. The off-duty officer, ...
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Warrantless Blood Draws in Missouri

The Missouri Supreme court overruled recent dui case precendent that had allowed police officers in Missouri to compel suspected drunk drivers to submit to warrantless blood tests to determine their ...
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Ignition Interlock

Ignition interlock devices are not a novel idea and have been widely used across the United States for a number of years as a condition of license restrictions, licence reinstatement and court ...
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