Kansas City Courts
Kansas City, Kansas DUI Attorneys - KC, Missouri DWI Lawyers
Law enforcement and prosecutors in Kansas City train on obtaining DUI convictions. To overcome this, we train extensively on drunk driving defense, learn their policies and practice, and train from their own manuals and sources. We are trained to administer the Standardized
Field Sobriety Tests, utilizing the same manual which KC law enforcement police officers use, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) manual. We have passed the same written tests and visual observation exams the KC police have taken. This comes in very handy during cross-examination of the Kansas City officer.
A Kansas City DUI/DWI charge is a serious offense for which you should seek major legal help from an experienced Kansas City Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers. Call us for serious representation from a zealous attorney if you have been charged with DUI in Kansas City.
Every year, Kansas and Missouri seem to enact tougher drunk driving laws and more severe DUI penalties. You are facing jail time, loss of driver's license, expensive fines, higher car insurance rates, and a lifetime criminal conviction seriously effecting the rest of your life. People charged with a Kansas City DUI need a criminal defense lawyer who does extensive DUI defense work. We have helped countless clients with their DUI cases, at suppression hearings, bench trials, jury trials, and straight out dismissals. As a Kansas City DUI defense lawyer, we train extensivily on the complicated DUI laws and DUI defense. A Kansas City DUI charge should only be handled by a qualified DUI attorney with extensive experience defending drunk driving cases.
Kansas City Drunk Driving offenders usually need assistance in dealing with the administrative hearing as well as the criminal case. Kansas City DUI's have two components to them. First, is the criminal component dealing with the fines, jail time and etc. But the second component is the Administrative License Hearing through the Kansas Department of Revenue or MIssouri's Department of Motor Vehicles. (
DMV ). You must make the request quickly for an administrative hearing, otherwise you forever lose your right to such a hearing and your license is automatically suspended or revoked. If you allegedly refused the breath test in Missouri, you will acutally have to file a petition with the court, and pay the filing fee, in order to get a hearing. The Kansas City DUI Administrative Hearing is difficult to win as it is basically the defendant's duty to prove they were not driving under the influence. We are proud to have accomplished this on numerous occassions. Thankfully, at the criminal hearing, KC prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
What is Driving While Intoxicated? What is Driving Under the Influence?
DUI (Driving under the influence) is the term used by Kansas City, Kansas for Drunk Driving.
DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) is the term used by Kansas City, Missouri for Drunk Driving.
If you have been charged, ticketed, or arrested in Kansas City for DUI or DWI, they are alleging that you were intoxicated or impaired while operating a motor vehicle. The threshold in Kansas City for intoxication beyond the allowed limit while driving is when a breath, blood or urine test registers a blood alcohol content of 0.08%. Minors may be declared under the influence even if their
percentage is below .08%. Also, Kansas City police officers may arrest a motorist for DUI or DWI even when their
BAC is lower than 0.08%. Being under .08% does not automatically make you innocent or win your Kansas City DUI/DWI case. However, a BAC test result below .08% can greatly increase the chances to win your Kansas City drunk driving case.
If you received a Kansas City drunk driving charge, your case will likely be in one of the following four courts. If you click on the link, it will bring you to their respective website.
Kansas City, Kansas Municipal Court - Unified Government
City Hall, 2nd floor City Hall,
701 N. 7th St Kansas City, KS 66101
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Wyandotte County, Kansas District Court
710 N. 7th St.
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
Kansas City, MO Municipal Court
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700
Fax: (816) 513-3863
Jackson County District Court
415 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
308 West Kansas
Independence, MO 64050