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Defending Against Multiple DUI Charges in Missouri

While a first-time DUI charge may result in a relatively light sentence, the case is much more difficult for a subsequent DUI charge. DUI sentencing in both Missouri and Kansas is much tougher with mandatory minimum jail time, higher fines, longer periods of probation and additional long term consequences such as ignition interlock.

If you are facing charges for drunk driving offenses, contact Steve Schanker today for a FREE consultation!

Penalties for Second and Third DUI Offenses in Kansas

  • Second Conviction - Class A misdemeanor
    • Fines between $1,250 - $1,750
    • Jail sentence of 90 days to one year
    • Ignition Interlock device installed in car
    • License Suspension
    • Mandatory Alcohol Evaluation and Treatment
    • Must serve at least 10 days in jail if the prior offense was within 5 years
  • Third Conviction - Class A misdemeanor (unless prior DUI within last 10 years, then becomes a felony)
    • Fines increase to $1,750 - $2,250
    • The sentencing range is the same but 90 day jail is mandatory
    • License Suspension
    • Ignition Interlock
    • Mandatory Alcohol Evaluation and Treatment
  • Fourth or Subsequent Conviction - Felony
    • Fines of $1,750 - $2,500
    • 90 days to one year sentence
    • License Suspension
    • Ignition Interlock
    • Mandatory Alcohol Evaluation and Treatment

More likely than not, in multiple DUI cases, the prosecutor will demand and the judge will impose many months in jail or some combination of many months of jail followed by work release or house arrest. If you are facing any of these situations, it is easy to give up hope of resolving the charges, but an experienced Kansas City multiple DUI attorney may be able to help you build a defense to prove you innocent or have the sentence reduced.

Missouri's Increased Sentencing for Multiple DUI Convictions

  • Second Conviction - Class A Misdemeanor
    • Fines up to $1,000.00
    • Jail up to one year
    • Probation will be required for two years with conditions to attend alcohol treatment and be tested for alcohol and drugs.
    • Driver's license revoked for one year depending on the date of the prior occurrence and ignition interlock
  • Third and Subsequent Conviction - Felony
    • Fifteen years in prison (must serve at least 30 days to 2 years depending on the number of prior offenses)
    • Probation for 2-5 years
    • Driver's license will be denied for 10 years

Contact Our Kansas City Multiple DUI Lawyer Today

Attorney Steve Schanker has more than 25+ Years of experience defending clients on DUI charges and is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. He knows what a difficult time this is for you and he charges very reasonably to make legal defense available to people in trouble. He will meet with you to determine the best strategy for your DUI case, whether to fight the case in court or seek a plea bargain to limit the damage. The most important thing you can do to protect your future is to seek legal help now and take action before the case progresses further.


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