Protection From The Harsh Consequences Of A DUI

Even a first offense DUI is not something you can shrug off in the state of Missouri. Like many other states, lawmakers in Missouri continue to tighten the laws and raise the stakes for those who get behind the wheel after drinking. Penalties for drunk driving convictions start harsh and increase in severity with each subsequent charge.

At the Law Office of Keleher & Eastman in Gladstone, my goal is to protect you from these severe consequences. More than 20 years of experience defending those charged with alcohol-related traffic offenses has helped me understand the effects such charges can have on your life. Call me at 816-452-6030 so I can put my training and skill to work for you.

A DUI Can Upend Your Life

It is a mistake to think a DUI charge is not serious enough for you to need an attorney. The evidence against you may be flawed, at best, and some evidence may not even be admissible. I have the knowledge and training to recognize which evidence to challenge. Accepting a plea or facing these charges without legal counsel could be a decision that affects you for years to come. Some of the legal penalties you may risk include the following:

  • Jail or probation
  • Substantial fines and court fees
  • Mandatory alcohol dependency evaluation and treatment
  • Loss of your driving privileges until you complete any court-ordered education or treatment
  • Ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle you operate, or an ankle bracelet that will monitor your alcohol consumption
  • Sharp increase in insurance premiums
  • A conviction on your record for a minimum of 10 years and possibly life
  • Limitations finding work or housing because of the mark on your background check

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, a third DUI may be a misdemeanor or a felony. However, a fourth DUI is automatically a felony charge. Felony convictions mean incarceration in a state prison and a lifetime of personal struggle.

Contact A Lawyer For A Free Evaluation Of Your Case

You have no time to waste in constructing a thorough defense to protect your freedom and your future. My record of success speaks for itself, and I am ready to provide you with the zealous defense that has earned me a positive reputation in courtrooms across the state. Call 816-452-6030 or contact us online.