Kansas City Felony DUI Lawyer

Many people think they can "talk their way out" of a DUI charge. This does not work. Having a conversation with police often only makes the situation worse for you. At your first opportunity, call a lawyer.

Located in Kansas City, The Law Office of Andrew T. Christie, LLC, helps clients in Gladstone and surrounding communities defend against felony DUI charges. We are on your side. We will fight for you.

Felony DUI Charges

In Missouri, your third DUI will be charged as a class D felony. Penalties for a conviction are harsh and include:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Fines up to $5,000
  • 10-year driver's license revocation
  • The installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle
  • Probation
  • Mandatory alcohol treatment program

Subsequent DUI charges carry longer prison sentences and larger fines. If you are designated as a prior and persistent offender, you can be charged with a class A felony — the most serious charge in Missouri — and sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

For many, felony DUI charges go hand-in-hand with other charges like driving on a suspended license and vehicular homicide. The compounding effect of these can have life-changing consequences.

Explaining Your Rights, Protecting Your Future

Being charged with a felony DUI is scary. At The Law Office of Andrew T. Christie, LLC, we take the fear out of the unknown. We will explain your charges, your rights and your options. Once you know what you are facing, you can help make important decisions, such as whether to accept a plea deal or go to trial.

"I always attempt to negotiate plea deals. But my clients know, if a good deal can't be reached I will go to court and fight for their rights." — Andrew Christie

Building A Strong Defense

We examine every aspect of your arrest:

  • Was the stop legal?
  • Did police have probably cause to issue field sobriety tests?
  • Were field sobriety tests properly administered?
  • Where you given the opportunity to speak with a lawyer?
  • Were Miranda rights properly issued?

If police made any missteps during your arrest, we will find out and we will use it in your defense. By throwing out evidence and questioning police behavior, we are often able to negotiate better plea deals, get charges reduced and even win acquittals in court.

Contact felony DUI attorney Andrew Christie today at 816-533-3456 to schedule a free consultation.