Do You Go to Jail for a DWI?

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While every DWI charge is specific to the circumstances involved, the fact is that, in the State of Missouri, you can go to jail for a first-time charge of DWI. If a DWI charge has been levied against you, you need an experienced Missouri DWI attorney on your side.

The Penalties for a Conviction

Typically, a DWI charge that is a first offense in the State of Missouri is a class B misdemeanor. Anyone convicted of the charge generally faces a fine, license suspension, and either treatment or probation. However, in relation to doing jail time for a first time offense, the following are true:

  • There is a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
  • If the judge suspends the imposition of a jail sentence, there is a mandatory two-year requirement for either probation or substance abuse treatment.

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced Missouri DWI Attorney Today

The experienced DWI attorneys at Aramjoo Law Firm – proudly serving the Kansas City area – are well acquainted with the gravity of DWI charges and are well equipped to skillfully advocate for a most favorable resolution. To learn more, please do not wait to contact or call us at ​​816-720-7750 today.


What if I cannot afford an attorney?

The fact is that having an experienced DWI attorney in your corner – who advocates for your rights and your case for a most beneficial resolution – can save you money in terms of fines, penalties, and overall costs (including social costs) in the long run.

What kind of financial penalties are involved?

For a first offense, you face fines of up to $1,000 – in addition to a variety of fees and court costs that  also apply.

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