Diversion Aggressively Defending Clients for Over 25 Years

Diversion in Kansas City DUI Charges

Are you eligible for a diversion program?

If this is your first arrest for DUI, you may have been told that a diversion will keep the arrest off your record. But a diversion does not keep an arrest off of your record, and a diversion counts as a prior conviction should you run into trouble again.

DUI Diversion Facts:

  • A diversion is an agreement with the prosecuting attorney requiring a defendant to undergo alcohol counseling, random testing, and at least monthly reporting for a period of 12 months.
  • If a defendant complies with all the conditions, the case is dismissed and a conviction does not go on the record.
  • Diversion is not a right and is available solely at the prosecutor's discretion.
  • A diversion can only be granted once in a person's lifetime.
  • It also does not prevent a driver's license suspension.
If you have any other questions regarding your case, consult with a Kansas City DWI lawyer from our firm!

Searching for an attorney for a DUI/DWI in Kansas City?

Determining whether you are eligible to pursue diversion should take place immediately after your arrest. Attorney Steve Schanker has over 25+ Years of experience in defending DUI or DWI charges in both Kansas and Missouri, and is extremely knowledgeable about the process and how to navigate the criminal justice system for your benefit. You could be eligible for diversion if you have been arrested for a first time DUI charge.

How this process is managed is very important for those who are experiencing their first contact with the criminal justice system. Attorney Schanker will take the time to explain your options, and fully review your situation, as it may be possible to seek the alternative of getting your case dismissed if the prosecutor's case has errors that could be exploited.

It is important to contact a Kansas City DUI attorney experienced in DUI practice and procedures to have the winning edge. Call now for a free consultation.

Client testimonials

Strongly Recommended. Strongly Trusted.
  • “When I spoke with Steve he was very professional and he helped me so much get through this horrific situation. He was VERY fast at responding to questions I had and kept me up to date with changes ...”

    - Michael M.
  • “Steve Schanker ESQ, where do I begin? Having been raised by a prominent Trial Attorney and having several other family members as attorneys, as well as having attended Law School myself, however ...”

    - John P
  • “Even good guys mess up. I found Steve through reviews on multiple sites & he is top-ranked.He is currently helping me with some mistakes I made in the past. If your looking for a top-notch, classy, ...”

    - Dave W.
  • “Steve Schanker has helped my family so much and has been very reasonable in pricing as well! He has communicated every detail and has spoke to me about everything that was necessary and worked around ...”

    - Andrea C.
  • “Great Lawyer! Really communicates well with you, and explains everything in great detail. He is the only lawyer that answered at 6:30 PM at night, and spoke to me over the phone for a long time as I ...”

    - Scott P.
  • “I am so grateful for all Steve has done for me! He is such a hard worker and has gone above and beyond, he really devotes time and effort to give you the best outcome he possibly can! I am so thankful ...”

    - Ashley R.
  • “Steve took my DWI case and thoroughly explained my options. He was able to work through the process and get the charge dropped to a lesser charge and Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS), no ...”

    - Dan F
  • “Steve was the 3rd attorney that I had discussed my options with for my DUI and the second I met with him I knew that he was going to be the one. He thoroughly listened to me and answered every ...”

    - Zach H.
  • “Mr. Schanker is an articulate and effective litigator, well versed in the law. He has assisted my family and I several times by getting the getting the results we desired at an affordable rate! I have ...”

    - John
  • “Mr. Schanker was referred to my son by a friend as "the best there is on DWI cases" and he proved that to be true beyond a shadow of a doubt. He worked for my son and negotiated a deal that was better ...”

    - Angela W.

What sets us apart?

We're There When You Need Us Most
  • Attorney Schanker Offers Reasonable Pricing & Payment Plans
  • Attorney Schanker provides aggressive, personalized representation
  • Attorney Schanker has more than 25+ Years of experience
  • Attorney Schanker is an AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer

contact us

Reach Out Today for a Free Case Evaluation
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.