DUI Involving Drugs Aggressively Defending Clients for Over 25 Years

Charged with DUI Involving Drugs?

Trust the Guidance of Attorney Steve Schanker!

In Missouri and Kansas, a driver can be arrested and convicted for driving under the influence of either an illegal drug or a physician-prescribed drug. The question is simply whether the drugs in your system caused you to be intoxicated or to be incapable of safely operating your vehicle. A Drug Recognition Expert is often called upon to administer a series of tests on a driver to see if the drug or drugs in the person's system can be identified and then to see if they are affecting the ability to safely drive. It is important to contact an attorney experienced in DUI practice and procedures to have the winning edge.

Call now for a free consultation if you have been charged with a DUI involving drugs!

Avoiding Maximum Penalties for Your DUI

DUI charges for driving under the influence of drugs carry penalties that are as harsh as drunk driving penalties. The drugs need not be illegal for the law to have been violated - any drug that impairs your ability to safely operate a vehicle can be taken into account in a DUI case. Medications and drugs that can affect your ability to drive can lead to a DUI and drug charge.

This includes the medications that were legally prescribed to you by a physician. A police officer may use a blood test, or where necessary a urine test, to determine if there are drugs in your system that could have led to impaired driving. Even without these tests, however, charges may still be filed based on the officer's judgment of your driving, your appearance and any field sobriety tests administered.

Defense from the Experienced Kansas City DUI Lawyer

If you are charged with a DUI involving drugs, you may face imprisonment, fines, community service, and mandatory drug treatment programs. Your license may be suspended and you may also face a period of probation. Depending on the circumstances, separate charges and penalties may apply in relation to the drugs involved in the case. It is vital that you have a Kansas City DUI attorney on your side when threatened with such consequences. Beyond those ordered by the court, your job and relationships may also suffer. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances of avoiding such damage.

Get Your Free Evaluation Today: (816) 607-8860

For high-quality representation at very reasonable rates, talk to Attorney Steve Schanker. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas and has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating from his contemporaries for his excellence in ethics and professional ability. Having taken hundreds of DUI cases through municipal and state courts an achieved an impressive record of success, he can address your case with competence and dedication.

If you have been charged with a DUI involving drugs, contact a Kansas City DUI lawyer immediately.

Client testimonials

Strongly Recommended. Strongly Trusted.
  • “Steve is the best attorney around! He got me out of a real tight pickle with a smile! He is there for his clients and works hard for the best possible outcome. Actually keeps in contact with you ...”

    - Alex 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.
  • “Steve was helpful right off the bat! This was my first and only DWI. Steve explained the process and was there for me through the whole situation. Even when I had questions a year later I could call ...”

    - Mike R
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “Steve helped me greatly and you can’t beat his prices. Also he is very responsive if you have questions or concerns he got back to me the same day when ever I had questions. I recommend if you need a ...”

    - Jeremiah C.
  • “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.
  • “I would highly recommend Steve Schanker. He was very responsive, professional, and helped me to understand any steps I needed to take. Not only was he great to work with, but his prices are great as ...”

    - Lily G.
  • “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
  • “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.

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.