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What Happens if You Are Charged With a Felony DUI/DWI in Kansas City?

Kansas and Missouri law enforcement takes DUI/DWI very seriously, and while the penalties are stiff even in a first-time offense, they escalate with subsequent convictions. Anyone found guilty for a 3rd or subsequent time will be punished for felony DUI, the most serious DUI charge possible. The penalties for a felony DUI/DWI in Kansas and Missouri respectively are as follows:


  • Jail sentence of at least 90 days and up to one year (work release or house arrest is possible after 48 hours), with one-year post-release supervision

  • $1,750 to $2,500 in fines
  • Driver's license suspension for one year
  • Mandatory alcohol evaluation and treatment
  • Ignition interlock


  • Up to fifteen years in prison (must serve at least 30 days to 2 years depending on the number of prior offenses).
  • Up to $5,000.00 in fines
  • Probation for 2 to 5 years.
  • 10-year denial of driver's license.

In addition to these penalties, you will have to live with a felony on your criminal record, which will create serious problems with regard to employment and holding certain professional licenses. Missouri DWI penalties and Kansas DUI penalties require serious legal representation. When you face this threat to your family and professional life, it is important to work with an aggressive Kansas City DWI attorney who can help you fight the case and will identify every possible defense opportunity and expand upon it. The firm has an impressive record of success and is determined to fight for you on every front.

Kansas City DUI Charge

Attorney Steve Schanker has an excellent reputation in the Kansas City courts and has helped numerous clients over the past 25+ Years to resolve felony DUI charges. In such a critical situation, it is vital to get aggressive legal representation to protect yourself against the consequences of a conviction.

Attorney Schanker charges reasonable rates and accepts payment plans because he cares to help people in our community in need of defense. Whether you want to take your case to trial and fight the charges or if you simply want to seek a plea bargain, he will work tirelessly to pursue the outcome you want in your case. No matter how serious your case is, he can comb through the evidence to find the flaws and errors and the defense strategies to employ in your case. Contact a Kansas City DUI attorney if you need defense against felony DUI charges.

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