Helping You Properly Address DUI/DWI Charges In Missouri
A driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction — also referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) — carries with it an automatic suspension of a person’s driver’s privileges, steep fines, potential jail time and a permanent police record in Missouri. Every time that you apply for a job, your police record will have to be revealed, allowing potential employers to see a conviction that could lead to them denying you employment.
Don’t let this be your future. Obtain experienced DWI/DUI defense as soon as you can after a drunk driving arrest.
The team of defense attorneys at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, has more than 50 years of combined legal experience. Let us defend your rights and protect your future.
Skilled, Thorough And Aggressive Defense
One of the many benefits of choosing our law firm is the fact that you will have a former Jackson County prosecutor on your side, attorney David A. Kelly. He has handled a significant number of DWI defense cases over the years for clients from every age, background and ethnicity. The rest of our team has an equally impressive portfolio, having clerked at the federal and state judiciary levels.
Our entire team can provide valuable insight into the thought processes of the prosecution and judges involved in your case. We understand how police and prosecutors view DWI/DUI cases. We know how to read between the lines of the police record, and how to elicit the entire story of what happened in the moments leading up to a drunk driving arrest:
- Was there a valid reason to stop your car?
- Was there a mistake in police procedure?
- Was there a problem with the breathalyzer?
We explain to our clients the possible legal options and what we believe are their realistic chances at trial. We give our clients the information they need to make an informed decision.
Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, will aggressively pursue the option our client chooses, whether it is to seek a case dismissal, discuss the best plea option or proceed to trial.
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Driver’s License Suspension After A DWI Arrest
After a DWI/DUI arrest, you have only 15 days to challenge your driver’s license suspension.
If you refused the Breathalyzer test, you have 30 days to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. The first and second DWI/DUI offenses carry suspension for up to five years. Subsequent offenses result in suspension from a year to 10 years.
We will explore options such as filing administrative petitions and looking into diversion programs to help you avoid these consequences.
Minor In Possession Of Alcohol Cases
We also represent young people charged with minor in possession of alcohol or drugs. Missouri has a zero tolerance law toward underage people with alcohol, even if they were not driving at the time of their arrest. If you are a parent of a child facing criminal charges for an alcohol-related offense, we can help protect your child’s best interests and future.
Free Initial Consultation — After-Hours Appointments
Multiple drunk driving offenses can wreak havoc on your driving privileges and your life. Don’t make the mistake of thinking everything will sort itself out. Let us defend your best interests and get you the best possible outcome after a drunk driving arrest.
Call 816-347-1818 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation. Appointments are available during regular business hours and evening appointments are available as needed. Contact our Lee’s Summit office today to get started with building a strong defense.