DUI / DWI Lawyer in Lee's Summit Missouri
We Have Been Defending Clients on DUI Charges in Lee's Summit Municipal Court Since 1993
Have you been charged with a DUI or Criminal Complaint in Lee's Summit Missouri Municipal Court? The Law Offices of Charles R. Green has been defending Clients on DUI and Criminal matters in Lee's Summit, Missouri for more than twenty years. Being arrested and charged can be a frustrating, impersonal, and overwhelming experience. Once you have posted your bond and been released from jail you will receive a complaint (ticket) with the first court date on the front. Take a breath, get you vehicle out of the tow lot, and then talk to an experienced Lee's Summit DUI Defense Lawyer at 816.361.0964.
Many DUI Lawyers in the Kansas City Area, including my office, charge nothing for the initial consultation on your case; call us at 816.361.0964 to discuss your options. Get informed and take action to protect your rights and your future. We have been providing Aggressive Criminal and DUI Defense to our clients in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area for more than 20 years and we are dedicated one hundred percent to defending Criminal and DUI charges.
How Do I Request a Drivers License Hearing in Lee's Summit?
The first court appearance, or arraignment, is a formal reading of the charges against you and may be four to six weeks from the date you are arrested and charged with DUI. However the clock starts running immediately on the right to review or contest the potential suspension of your Missouri Driving Privileges. In Missouri you have fifteen days from the date of a chemical test failure (Breathalyzer result of .08 or greater) to request a Drivers License Hearing.
If the Officer maintains that you refused to submit to testing, you face a possible one-year revocation of your Drivers License and a Petition for Review must be filed in Jackson County within 30 days. The request for Administrative Hearing is a Civil matter and is a completely separate matter from the criminal case (DUI) filed against you. If the request is not made within the statutorily prescribed time you lose that right to contest the suspension.
Put Our Experienced Lee's SummitDUI Defense Lawyer to Work for You
When you hire the Law Offices of Charles R. Green one of the first steps we take on your behalf is to request the Missouri Drivers License Hearing which preserves your right to review and also allows you to continue driving throughout the process.
Over the years, Attorney Green has handled a wide variety of DUI-related cases. With an in-depth understanding of DUI defense case strategies, he is prepared to offer clients the hard-hitting legal representation that they need. As a Lee's Summit DUI attorney, he has spent years developing a reputation for excellence in the legal community throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Today, he has an experienced understanding of DUI sentencing, field sobriety testing, blood and breath tests, unlawful police stops, and other common DUI areas of practice.
Challenging DWI / DUI Charges in Lee's Summit, MO
Are you facing a DWI charge in Lee's Summit, MO? The Law Offices of Charles R. Green has the professional skill and practical experience to obtain the favorable case outcome that you need. At the firm, Attorney Green has served clients for more than two decades. With 20+ years of experience behind him, he has an in-depth understanding of DUI defense, common prosecution techniques, and DUI protocol and procedure used by law enforcement. Today, he uses this knowledge to provide an experienced DUI defense to all types of DUI and DWI charges in Lee's Summit and the surrounding area. When you work with Attorney Green, you can rest assured that an experienced and seasoned Lee's Summit DUI attorney is on your side.
Steps to Take When Charged With DUI in Lee's Summit:
Your first court date (arraignment) will usually be at least a month or two from the date you receive the criminal complaint or ticket. However the timer starts running immediately on the right to contest the potential suspension of your Missouri Driving Privileges. In Missouri you have fifteen days from the date of a chemical test failure to request a Drivers License Hearing. If the Officer marked you down as a Refusal, a Petition for Review must be filed in Circuit Court within 30 days. The Arresting Officer should have served you with a 15-Day Temporary Driver Permit (Missouri DOR Form 2385). The request must be made within fifteen days of service of the form if a test failure ( B.A.C. of .08 or greater ) was recorded or a Petition for Review must be filed within 30 days if law enforcement says you refused to cooperate and submit a sample. Note: Failure to Request a Drivers License Within the time period will result in the forfeiture of the right to review and the automatic suspension of your Missouri Driving Privileges no matter what the ultimate outcome of the criminal case in court.
When you hire The Law Offices of Charles R. Green one of the first steps we take on your behalf is to request a Drivers License Hearing with the Missouri Department of Revenue. This not only ensures your right to review but also importantly allows you to continue to drive legally during the administrative process.
About Lee's Summit, Missouri
Lee's Summit is located primarily in Jackson County, Missouri; a small portion of the city falls in Cass County as well. With less than 100,000 residents, Lee's Summit offers its residents a small-town atmosphere with the opportunities of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Lee's Summit is the sixth most populated city in Missouri. According to CNN and Money Magazine, Lee's Summit is 27th on the country's list of best cities to live in.
After the Civil War, the area became known as "Strother," but the town eventually changed its name to Lee's Summit after a local postmaster, Dr. Pleasant John Graves Lea. Although the local residents requested the name "Lea's Summit," a spelling mistake resulted in town's current title: Lee's Summit. Historians believe that Summit was included in the name because the town was built on approximately the highest point on the Missouri Pacific Railroad between Kansas City and St. Louis.
Today, Lee's Summit is known for its historic downtown area, local attractions, and vibrant cultural community. Visitors can experience local history at the Civil War Battle of Lone Jack Site, the Lee's Summit Historic Cemetery, and other locations. Downtown Lee's Summit is home to farmer's markets, restaurants, shopping, museums, and a historic train depot. In 2010, Lee's Summit was named a Great American Main Street Award® Winner by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Lee's Summit Municipal Court Information
The Lee's Summit Municipal Court is committed to excellence in the administration of justice. After a DUI arrest in Lee's Summit, you may have to appear at the municipal court. The court operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In addition to the municipal court, Lee's Summit offers young residents the opportunity to appear before a youth court as well. The youth court is designed to cultivate a sense of healthy peer-pressure for teens facing criminal accusations. To learn more about the Lee's Summit Municipal Court, click here.
Contact the Law Offices of Charles R. Green
Do you need an attorney for DUI charges in Lee's Summit, Missouri? Call the Law Offices of Charles R. Green to request a free case consultation. With a better understanding of your unique case, Attorney Green can help you understand your legal rights and circumstances. At the firm, Attorney Green is prepared to handle felony DUIs, first-time DUI charges, DUIs involving accidents or injuries. Contact our office today at 816.361.0964 or 913.383.3311.
Lee's Summit Municipal Court
10 NE Tudor Rd.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 969-1150
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Over 20 years of experience dedicated to criminal law.