Understanding the DUI Trial Process in Kansas City
DUIs are unlike any other type of
criminal offense. Unlike other crimes,
DUIs will typically include two different types of legal actions:
one civil hearing and one criminal hearing. Individuals who have been arrested for a DUI will need to seek professional
assistance for both of these things.
Seek Representation During an Administrative License Hearing
Immediately upon an arrest for DUI, the state will begin the process of
revoking or suspending your driving privileges. This will typically start
by placing a hold on your license with the Missouri Department of Revenue
(DOR) or the Kansas DOR. You will then have
up to 15 days in Missouri or 10 days in Kansas to request an
Administrative License Hearing to prevent your license from being suspended.
The Administrative License Hearing process is incredibly complex and will
require professional representation. If you fail to request a hearing
or if you fail to provide evidence that can effectively challenge a Missouri
or Kansas DUI arrest, you could put your driving privileges at risk.
Aggressive Advocacy During Your Court Proceeding
There are many stages involved in the court process and we completely understand
that you may be feeling incredibly overwhelmed by what you may be facing.
Though no two cases are alike, there are common stages that many individuals
may face during the DUI process.
The DUI trial process may include the following steps:
After an arrest, you will be taken to the local jail
- Once in jail, you will be escorted through the booking process, which will
include recording all of your personal information, your photograph, and
- After booking, you will be placed in a cell until bail is set
- After bail is set and posted, you may be released from jail
- Upon release, you must attend your initial preliminary hearing
- Your hearing will inform you of the official charges being brought against
you by the state and the presiding judge must decide if there is enough
evidence against you to go to trial
- If your case does go to trial, you will need to obtain legal counsel or
a public defender will be assigned to you
- Depending on the outcome of your case, you may or may not need to proceed
through the appeals process
We understand that at any given time, you may have questions, concerns
or anxieties. There are very few things that are more frightening than
going through the DUI sentencing process and we can be trusted to be your
trusted guide, every step of the way.
Your Side of the Story Deserves to Be Heard - Get Your Free Consultation
If you are in need of legal representation or want to get a second opinion
of your potential DUI case, please contact
The Law Offices of Charles R. Green immediately. Our Kansas City, MO DUI lawyer is ready and equipped to provide
you with the hard-hitting defense that you deserve. There are always two
sides to every story and your side should be heard loud and clear.
To learn more about the legal options or DUI defense strategies available
to you at this time,
call our office
to request your
free case consultation.