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Experienced Representation After A DWI Arrest
If you are charged with a DUI or DWI, your driver’s license is in severe danger! You will lose your privilege to drive if you fail to take IMMEDIATE action.
- In the State of Missouri, you must request an Administrative Hearing within 15 days of arrest for a failure of a breath test (blowing over .08 blood alcohol) . You must file a Petition for Review within 30 days of your arrest in state circuit court to fight the suspension of your license for refusing to take a breath/blood/urine test.
- In the State of Kansas you must request an Administrative Hearing within 14 calendar days of an arrest for a failure of a breath test or refusal to take a breath/blood test.
You want an experienced DWI lawyer to defend you. There are ways to beat a DWI or DUI conviction, and there are opportunities to limit the penalties and long-term consequences. If you fail to request an Administrative Hearing in a timely fashion, then you lose your right to dispute the suspension or revocation. You need to hire an experienced DUI/DWI attorney immediately to fight for you and preserve your driving privileges.
Act Quickly To Protect Your License
You must request a hearing before the time limit passes or forfeit your driving privileges. The Fighter Lawyer, Tamara Putnam, can help. Call our Lee’s Summit office today at 816-246-8881.
DWI/DUI Defense In the Kansas City Area
Drunk driving has quickly become one of the most specialized areas of criminal defense. While many attorneys attempt to handle drunk driving defenses, few understand the ever-changing statutes, sanctions and defenses these charges entail. The DUI laws are very confusing and perilous. You will need a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you through the process.
In recent years, political activists have made drunk driving a major issue in the media and in courtrooms across our nation. The penalties for DUI are steep. Police officers are very alert to any signs of impaired drivers on the roads. A drunk driving conviction can damage many areas of your life. If you have had prior DWI/DUI convictions the stakes go up. You are facing quite significant consequences that can involve long prison sentences and high fines depending on the number of prior convictions you may have. You will want an experienced Kansas City DUI attorney to represent you on your DWI charges.
Most drunk driving arrests result in the government pursuing you in two separate and distinct actions. First, the prosecutor will file criminal charges on the pending DWI/DUI arrest. Second, the Department of Revenue will move to suspend or revoke your privilege to drive based on your arrest. Even if you defeat one of these separate actions, the other still remains and could suspend your driving privileges. You must defeat both the criminal and the administrative actions to preserve your privilege to drive.
An experienced DUI criminal traffic defense attorney that focuses on drunk driving law can make all the difference. Tamara Putnam is well versed in probable cause for traffic stops, validity of breathalyzer evidence and how to cross-examine officers about roadside sobriety tests. In fact, she has the same Standardized Field Sobriety Test certification that law enforcement officers take.
Limiting The Consequences
Possible ramifications of DWI/DUI offenses include:
- Criminal charges/conviction and administrative actions
- Mandatory court appearances
- Jail time
- License suspended or revoked
- Ignition interlock device
- License reinstatement fee
- Supervised probation
- Drug/alcohol evaluation and classes
- Community service
Constant media attention has resulted in more police time being devoted to DUI/DWI policing. Police are making mistakes with the increased pressure to make more and more drunk driving arrests. DUI arrests are often the result of unlawful police stops or police misconduct in administering field sobriety tests or blood alcohol content (BAC) tests. A DUI criminal attorney can make sure your rights are protected.
Get The Fighter Lawyer on your side. Call 816-246-8881 to arrange a consultation with Tamara Putnam about your DWI/DUI charges.