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Top Mistakes DUI Defendants Make

Although driving under the influence ( DUI ) violations are some of the most common criminal acts in the country, navigating the criminal justice system after an arrest never gets any easier. For many ...
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Alternative Sentences for DUI Convictions

When someone is brought to court for driving under the influence ( DUI ) charges, the sentencing will vary greatly depending on the specifics of the case. One aspect does remain fairly constant: jail ...
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Attorney Schanker Selected to Top 100 DWI Attorneys in MO

Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law, has recently been recognized by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) as being one of the top 100 DWI (driving while intoxicated) attorneys in the state ...
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Attorney Schanker Appointed Administrator of Kansas City Charity

Attorney Schanker has always been proud to help serve his community in Kansas City, Missouri through whatever means he can. He has recently accepted the administrator position for the clothing ...
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Penalties for a Commercial DUI

If you are a commercial driver in Kansas City, accusations of driving under the influence (DUI) can be extremely damaging to your career. Both Missouri and Kansas have a very low-tolerance for ...
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What You Need to Know about DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints are very much a part of real life in Kansas and Missouri. Drivers can be stopped and interviewed, all to determine if they may be intoxicated. Because these checkpoints can lead to ...
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What Should You Do if Charged with Driving While Suspended?

License suspensions may be the result of missed court dates, driving offenses, or accumulation of points. License suspensions are often closely related to DUI charges. You can lose your driving ...
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Are DUI with Drugs Different from Other DUIs?

In Kansas City, whether you are on the Kansas side or the Missouri side, any form of impaired driving will be categorized as driving under the influence (DUI). This broad definition means that a DUI ...
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Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

Even as breathalyzer tests become more common when someone is pulled over after driving erratically, law enforcement officers might not always have the device on hand in service, or a suspect may end ...
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How Does a DUI Conviction Affect One's Life?

To say that a DUI conviction could negatively affect your life is a bit of an understatement. Some of the punishments might be obvious but others might not hurt you until years later. And anytime you ...
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How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay On Your Record?

In Missouri and Kansas, DUI and DWI convictions will stay on your criminal record indefinitely, no matter the circumstances of your arrest. Depending on the specifics of your case, qualified DUI ...
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Missouri Unaffected by State Trooper Drops in Other States

According to The Kansas City Star, states like Kansas, Mississippi, and Alabama are struggling to employ a sufficient number of state troopers as the years go by. State troopers in Kansas dropped by ...
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Signs That You Are Driving Under the Influence to the DUI Police Officer

In just one year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) found that nearly 30,000 individuals were arrested for drunk driving in Missouri. Police officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers under ...
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Steve Schanker Invited to Be Member of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

Attorney Steve Schanker has once again been recognized for his diligence and experience in the field of criminal defense. He has received an invitation to become a member of the Top 100 Criminal ...
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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a DUI Defense Attorney

The proper legal representation can make a significant difference when you are facing criminal charges like DUI. How do you know if you have hired the right one? The first thing you should do after ...
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What Should I Expect In an Administrative License Suspension Hearing?

Did you know that when you are arrested for DUI you face not only criminal charges, but administrative charges as well? The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) takes action to suspend your license 15 ...
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What Evidence Can Be Used Against Me In a DUI Search & Seizure?

Being pulled over by law enforcement can be extremely stressful. When you are being accused of driving under the influence, your head may be spinning. Accusations of DUI are taken seriously by the ...
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Can I Be Charged With DUI If My BAC Is Less Than 0.08%?

When you obtained your license, you agreed to abide by all the rules and regulations of the road. One of these responsibilities is refraining from getting behind the wheel of a car if alcohol has ...
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Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Evidence in Kansas

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (NHN) test is considered to be the best of the three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) for apprehending drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% ...
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Tips to Stay Free from Trouble During this Holiday Season

The holidays can be both joyous and stressful at the same time. Whether we're traveling to be with family that lives out of state, doing your last minute gift buying, or trying to manage a very ...
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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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