Jackson County DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer

Kansas City Traffic Violations Attorney

You went to a party, had a few drinks, and drove yourself home. On the way, you were stopped by the police, tested for alcohol levels, and arrested for drunk driving and/or some other traffic or non-traffic offenses. You now need an attorney, and you need one quickly.

Contact an Experienced DWI Defense Lawyer Quickly

Attorney Michael W. Hanna, will advise anyone who is arrested and charged with a DUI/DWI, traffic violation, or other criminal offense to call a lawyer as quickly as possible. There are legal steps that can help maintain your freedom, drivers' license and clean criminal record. However, you have a limited amount of time to challenge a DUI/DWI charge (in some cases as little as 15 days), and the clock started ticking when you were arrested.

DUI/DWI Penalties in Missouri

The penalties for a drunk driving conviction can be severe. For your first DWI/DUI conviction in Missouri, you are facing:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $500 in fines
  • A 30-day suspension of your Missouri driver's license

In addition, all DUI/DWI offenders must complete a "Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program" before having their license reinstated and must pay for a mandatory alcohol assessment or treatment evaluation. First offenders with high blood alcohol content (BAC) may have to attend an intensive weekend intervention program.

If you have previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence, you face even greater penalties.

To read more regarding DUI/DWI and traffic charges, please read our Articles.

Knowledgeable, Concerned Legal Help with Drunk Driving and Other Criminal Charges

Michael W. Hanna has been helping clients overcome criminal charges in the Kansas City area for over 32 years. As an experienced defense attorney and former municipal court judge, he has extensive knowledge of criminal law and the criminal justice system in Missouri. In addition to defending clients against drunk driving and other alcohol-related traffic offenses, he provides strong criminal defense services to client facing drug, theft, assault and other charges.

Contact Us As Soon As Possible After Your DWI Arrest

When you contact Michael W. Hanna quickly after being arrested for DWI, he may be able to help you organize your defense and limit the terms of your driver's license suspension. He can also seek a temporary license for you to drive with and/or a continuance for your hearing and advise you about ways to pay your fines and fees more quickly.

Again, it is important that you call attorney Michael W. Hanna quickly at 816-759-8928 or contact him online. The sooner you call, the sooner he can begin helping you.