Hire A Former Prosecutor Who Fights for Clients in Missouri & Kansas
Free Consultation 

Kansas City DUI Lawyer

Defending DUI Charges in Missouri & Kansas

A DUI/DWI conviction carries serious criminal sentences that can leave you without a driver’s license and shouldering heavy criminal consequences. Your future depends on your ability to tell your side of the story in a compelling way. The Law Office of Michael Crawford can help you. As a former prosecutor, our Kansas City DUI lawyer understands how to defend against these charges, and we are prepared to stand by your side throughout the proceedings.

Call (816) 945-4930 now and schedule your free consultation. You can also contact our firm online.

Kansas DUI Laws

According to Kansas law, a person can be charged with driving under the influence if:

  • The person was driving a vehicle and had a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher
  • The person was incapable of driving a vehicle safely due to the effects of drugs or alcohol

Missouri DWI Penalties

It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more. If you are arrested for DUI and are later convicted, you will likely face the consequences of time in jail, steep fines,temporary loss of your license, and more. The penalties get increasingly more severe if you have had prior DUI convictions in the past.

First Offense DWI

A first offense DWI in Missouri carries the following possible penalties:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 fine
  • 30-day license suspension
  • 60-day restricted license

Second Offense DWI

In Missouri, the penalties for a second offense DWI can include:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $2,000 fine
  • 5-year revoked license
  • Minimum 6 months installation of ignition interlock device

Third Offense DWI

If you are convicted of a third offense DWI in Missouri, the penalties may include the following:

  • Up to 4 years in jail
  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • 10-year revoked license
  • Minimum 6 months installation of ignition interlock device

Missouri & Kansas Zero Tolerance Law

It is important to note that both Kansas and Missouri are "zero-tolerance" states, meaning it is illegal for any driver under the age of 21 to drive a vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration of .02% or higher.

Defense Strategies for DUI Cases

Once you are arrested for impaired driving, the clock starts ticking for you to plan an effective defense. Prosecutors will do everything they can to ensure you are convicted of the allegations against you, and if you do not successfully fight for your rights, they could be taken from you. Our Kansas City DWI lawyer understands the importance of analyzing the evidence against you. We know how to help you.

Our firm has helped clients get reduced or dropped sentences through strategies such as:

  • Proving the police officer obtained evidence in an unlawful way
  • Questioning the efficacy of sobriety testing equipment
  • Making plea bargains that keep our clients driving
  • Demonstrating that the driver was under duress to drive while intoxicated

There are other strategies we might use. Your best option is to speak with us right away and get started planning your case.

Representation for Your DWI Case

The more time your legal team has to review the charges and evidence filed against you, the better your chances will be of a favorable outcome. Do not wait until you are forced to appear in court before hiring an effective Kansas City DUI lawyer. Call Law Office of Michael Crawford today and schedule your free consultation.

Dial (816) 945-4930 today to speak with a Kansas City DUI attorney about your case.

Meet Your Attorney

  • Michael  Crawford Photo
    Michael Crawford

    Trial Attorney

    Attorney Michael Crawford began his legal career as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney's Office, located in Jefferson City, MO. He gained immeasurable expertise and experience litigating various criminal cases involving both misdemeanor and felony charges. As a prosecutor Mr. Crawford obtained proficiency as an attorney practicing in criminal law, no matter what the charge or circumstances turned out to be. Mr. Crawford successfully tried several ...

Quality Your Case Needs 

  • Our Attorney Is A Former Prosecutor With An Excellent Reputation
  • We Are Client Focused and Provide Personalized Service
  • Michael Crawford Has Extensive Trial Experience
  • Our Attorney is Licensed in Kansas & Missouri

Charged with a crime? Don't wait.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Now. Payment Plans Available for Qualified Clients.
  • 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.