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DUI and Traffic Violations | Kuny Law

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Attorney K. Martin Kuny established K. Martin Kuny, P.C. in 1997 to provide quality legal advice and representation to clients throughout Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Jackson County and the Kansas City Metro Area of Missouri.

Traffic Violations

Protecting your reputation and your driving privileges

If you or a family member has been charged with or arrested for speeding, careless and imprudent driving,  driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), Attorney K. Martin Kuny is ready to represent you.

With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Kuny knows the complexities of Missouri law and how a DUI charge can have a big impact on your life, whether you are a first-time or multiple offender. A DUI conviction can compromise your reputation, your driving privileges and your career, and it raises your insurance rates significantly. Mr. Kuny counsels you on your legal options and prepares a strong and effective defense on your behalf as he guides you through the DUI process.

The criminal and administrative penalties for a drunk driving conviction are based on the amount of alcohol in your system, known as your blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and they vary depending on any prior DUI arrests and charges you may have.

In Missouri, you can be convicted of DUI in municipal court if:

You have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher

You are under the age of 21 and have a BAC level of .02% or higher

You are a commercial driver with a BAC level of .04% or higher

 

DUI penalties in Missouri

A conviction for DUI can result in the following penalties for a first offense, which is a Class B misdemeanor:

Your license will be suspended for 30 days, followed by a 60-day restricted driving period, if you are 21 years or older. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended for 90 days.

Fines up to $500

Up to six months in jail

Eight points on your driving record

 

A second DUI offense is a Class A misdemeanor — and you are considered a “prior offender.” Your second DUI offense can result in the following penalties:

License revocation for one year. If this DUI is within five years of a previous one, you receive a five-year license denial.

Fines up to $1,000

Community service of 30 days required for probation

Up to one year in jail, with a minimum of five days served — unless a minimum of 30 days of community service is performed with court approval

12 points on your driving record

Requirement to take and pass both written and driving parts of the Missouri driving test

Ignition interlock device possibly required for one month

 

A conviction for DUI is a Class D felony and you are considered a “persistent offender.” It can result in the following penalties for subsequent offenses:

Fines up to $5000

License denial for 10 years

12 points on your driving record

Community service for 60 days required for probation

Requirement to take and pass both written and driving parts of the Missouri driving test

 

Missouri Implied Consent law

Missouri “Implied Consent” law requires you to take a blood, breath or urine test if you are arrested for DUI. Many people do not know their rights under this law in a DUI arrest. The arresting officer should tell you that if you refuse to take the test, your refusal can be used as evidence against you in court and the state will revoke your license. The officer also decides what type of test to administer, but may not administer more than two tests. Once the officer informs you of the decision, you have 20 minutes to consult a DUI attorney about whether you should submit to this test. After you submit to the officer’s test, you have the right to obtain your own body fluid or breath test by a qualified medical professional of your choice. Mr. Kuny can assist on matters regarding refusal.

Taking your traffic violations as seriously as you do

In addition to DUI and DWI charges, Mr. Kuny handles all traffic matters, including:

Speeding

Running a stop sign or red light

Driving with a suspended or revoked license

Mechanical violations

Careless driving

Driving without insurance

Reckless driving

Aggressive driving

Road rage

Moving violations

Leaving the scene of a crime or accident

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Our Areas of Practice

We provide a wide array of legal services to ensure we can best help our clients.

Family Law

Every family matter is different, presenting its own unique set of challenges. Mr. Kuny handles all family law issues, including divorce, custody, child support, visitation, modification and pre-nuptial agreements

Personal Injury

Mr. Kuny helps you receive just compensation when you have suffered injury or loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions of others in such matters as automobile accidents.

Business Law

Mr. Kuny represents your small business on matters ranging from business formation for sole proprietorship, to partnerships, dissolution, limited liability companies (LLC) and corporations.

Traffic Violations

Do not risk license revocation or other consequences because you do not have adequate legal representation. Mr. Kuny fights to preserve your driving privileges when you face charges of DWI, DUI, careless and imprudent driving or speeding.

Real Estate

Property dealings are among the most significant transactions in your life. Mr. Kuny provides assistance in residential real estate matters, sales, closings, contract review and drafting, and deed preparation.

Mediation

Mr. Kuny is a court approved mediator. His credentials are burnished by years of experience and a practical theory and application course of study at the university level. His record is exemplary in assisting people to deal with their most complicated and private issues.