Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) August 6, 2009
With the state of Missouri taking steps to curb incidents of drunk driving, it's more important than ever that those facing DWI charges understand their rights. Kansas City Attorney Christopher Angles is a criminal defense attorney serving clients in Kansas and Missouri who helps clients navigate the intricacies of Missouri DWI law.
"If you find yourself facing DWI charges in Missouri, it's critical that you get legal assistance immediately to understand and protect your rights," Angles said. "There are things you can do from the start to help build a solid defense against DWI charges if you understand the law and know your rights." (http://www.angleslaw.com/kansas_city_dui_dwi_lawyer/missouri_dwi_info.asp)
As an example of changing state law, Angles cites a new law went that into effect July 1, 2009. Meant to prevent repeat drunken drivers, the law requires Missourians convicted of involuntary manslaughter while driving drunk to have an ignition interlock installed in their vehicles. The interlock prevents the vehicle's engine from starting until the driver breathes into an alcohol detector to prove they are sober.
"This law has a wide-ranging effect on those in Missouri who have been convicted of involuntary manslaughter while driving drunk," Angles said. "People convicted as far back as 10 years ago are effected by it."
More than 70,000 letters have been sent by the Missouri Department of Revenue to those affected by this new law, making them aware that they need to get ignition interlocks in order to drive legally again. Angles recommends anyone who has received such a notification contact him at Angles Law Firm (http://www.angleslaw.com/kansas_city_dui_dwi_lawyer/missouri_dwi_info.asp) to discuss the ramifications as well as the legal options.
"It's so important that everyone understand the law as it applies to their case and their rights moving forward," Angles said. "I'm here to guide affected people through this new law to reach a reasonable result."
About the Angles Law Firm
Criminal lawyer Christopher Angles is a criminal defense attorney serving clients in Kansas and Missouri. Angles vigorously defends those accused of serious offenses including homicides, drug offenses, robberies, sex charges and other serious crimes at all stages in the federal, state, juvenile and municipal courts. For more information, visit angleslaw.com.