DUI is a unique crime that many people can easily find themselves charged with in the states of Missouri and Kansas. If you have been charged with a DUI, it does not mean you're a bad person. DUI charges are usually the result of an error in judgment. People usually do not consciously drive under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. More commonly, people drive under the mistaken belief that they are "okay" to drive. Of course, most people are not equipped to determine the level of their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) before they start driving.
While most people understand that a DUI is a serious charge, they often have no idea what to do charged with a DUI. They find themselves with numerous questions and concerns, but because they have never been in trouble before (or because they are embarrassed), they do not know where to turn and/or are unwilling to seek help.
If you have been charged with a DUI, there are very important deadlines that need to be met to preserve your freedom and your privilege to drive. One missed deadline can (and likely will) cause you to automatically lose your ability to contest the suspension of your driver's license.
From the start of your DUI case, you need the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney. You need to sit down with an attorney that can give you honest and accurate advice based on experience handling these types of cases. DUI laws change rapidly, and the consequences of those changes can way heavily on your case. Therefore, if you have been charged with a DUI, you need to immediately contact an attorney to assist you.