Experienced and Effective Representation in Jackson County
If you or someone you love has been charged with driving under the influence, it is critical that you obtain the representation of an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. Your freedom, your driver's license, and your future are all at stake. At Easter Law, LLC, we know how to fight for our clients. We know the law, and we know the best strategies to help our clients achieve the best possible results.
Our founding attorney, Benjamin Easter, has been practicing law since 2006. She is a skilled attorney with a strong track record of success. She has handled hundreds of cases and helped countless individuals. We are a team of attorneys, and we will work hard to provide you with the representation you need.
What Is a DUI in Missouri?
A DUI, or driving under the influence, is an offense that occurs when an individual is arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This can be determined by a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more, the results of a chemical test, or the officer's perception that the individual was impaired when driving. It is important to note that Missouri has an implied consent law, which means that if you are arrested for a DUI, you must take a chemical test or your driver's license will be suspended for one year.
Penalties for a DUI
In Missouri, the penalties for a DUI depend on the driver's previous convictions, the number of convictions within a 10-year period, and the number of aggravating circumstances. If a driver is convicted of a first-offense DUI, they will face a fine of $300-$1,000, mandatory education or treatment, and up to 6 months in jail. If a driver is convicted of a second DUI within 10 years, their penalties will be increased and may include a jail sentence of up to one year, fines of up to $1,000, mandatory treatment or education, and a driver's license suspension of up to one year.
The penalties for a DUI can be increased if the individual is operating a commercial vehicle, if they have a BAC of .15% or more, if there is a minor under the age of 15 in the vehicle, or if there is a minor under the age of 15 who is injured or endangered by the driver's actions. The penalties for a DUI can also be increased if the driver is operating a school bus, a vehicle that transports hazardous materials, or a vehicle that is used to transport passengers for hire.
Get the Experience You Need
At Easter Law, LLC, we know how important it is to fight for you. We are dedicated to providing you with the representation you need at all stages of your case, from the initial investigation to the courtroom proceedings. We will work hard to find any weaknesses in the prosecution's case against you and use that information to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important to obtain the representation of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Contact Easter Law, LLC for a free consultation. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options. We will work hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Call us at (816) 208-0912 or contact us online today.
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