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Blog Posts in 2014

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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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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