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Ignition Interlock Devices: What You Need to Know

One of the many consequences you may face upon being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is having to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your ...
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Top 5 Holidays Known for DUI Arrests

With the holidays right around the corner, many people are gearing up for a fun season of traveling, yuletide cheer, and get-togethers with friends and family. Unfortunately, this time of year is ...
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DWI Chemical Testing: Should I Submit to a Breath Test?

One of the most commonly asked questions regarding driving under the influence (DUI) cases revolves around whether or not a driver should submit or refuse to take a breath test. The answer: it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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