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Charged with Driving Under the Influence?

Representing Individuals Faced with Drunk Driving Charges in Kansas City

You are not alone in your fight for freedom under the law after being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). Attorney Steve Schanker can stand by you through the entire criminal law process, whether he is fighting for you at trial or pursuing a plea bargain on your behalf.

Why Choose This DUI Defense Firm?

  • 25+ years of proven legal experience
  • Top rating for ethics and legal skill (AV Preeminent® rating)
  • Aggressive advocacy and personalized service
  • Free case evaluation to review your options

If Attorney Steve Schanker represents your case, he can help you avoid a criminal conviction, receive probation, and save your driving privileges. If you are to get his experience and time all on your side, you need to act now! Discover your possible defenses in a free case review.

Find the effective guidance you need from the firm: Call (816) 607-8860 or contact us online to get your FREE case evaluation.

Fighting Your DUI Charges

The threshold to prove alcohol impairment is very low. It is presumed as having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% for adults. A DUI charge can also be filed, however, when a person refuses to take a breath test and exhibits other indicators of intoxication, such as bad driving, suspicious appearance, and poor performance on field sobriety tests. During both of the actions, Attorney Steve Schanker can fight for your rights and help you pursue a positive outcome. The Kansas City DUI lawyer is ready to fight for you during a criminal charge and the civil suit brought by the Department of Revenue.

Attorney Steve Schanker knows that a successful DUI defense is based on a review of the following:

  • Police reports
  • In-car audio / videos
  • Jailhouse audio / videos
  • Breathalyzer maintenance records
  • In-depth meetings with the client
  • Witness testimony

A motion to suppress evidence may work to exclude a breath test result or a confession so that the prosecutor's job becomes difficult or impossible to secure a conviction. Meet with the Kansas City DUI lawyer at your earliest convenience to get the effective defense your case requires. With the time constraints against you, the best defense available is to act fast and retain the quality legal guidance of Steve Schanker, Attorney at Law!

Challenge Your Case with 25+ Years of Experience

The threshold for alcohol impairment in Kansas and Missouri is very low. It is presumed as having a blood alcohol concentration of .08% (.04% for CDL holders; .02% for minors), but can also be established when a person refuses to take a breath test and exhibits other indicators of intoxication like bad driving, suspicious appearance, and poor performance on field sobriety tests.

A police officer will initiate two separate actions when arresting a person for DUI/DWI. First, a criminal charge is filed which carries penalties including:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • Probation
  • Alcohol Counseling

Second, a civil suit is brought by the Department of Revenue to suspend, revoke and/or restrict driving privileges. Both matters are equally important and need to be urgently addressed.

Building a Successful DUI/DWI Defense

A DUI/DWI can cause substantial damage to a person's ability to obtain or hold a job, can put a significant strain on family relations, and increase financial burdens well into the future. Mandatory jail time, fines, and long periods of probation and license suspension are typical in the event of a conviction.

It is imperative that you hire a drunk driving defense attorney with a winning record and the patience to answer all of your important questions along the way. Looking for a lawyer for a DWI case in Kansas City? Get an effective and honest defense for your DUI charge. Contact Kansas City DWI lawyer Steve Schanker now for a FREE case evaluation and consultation.

You will want the representation of a firm that is ready to fight for your freedom. Take action today and call (816) 607-8860!

Client Testimonials

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