David M. Lurie


Free Consultations • Individualized Attention • Discretion on Every Case

Lee’s Summit: 816-525-1500

"I thought I was OK to drive."





Lee's Summit DWI Lawyer


Are you looking for an experienced Lawyer in Clay & Cass counties or Jackson & Platte counties? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

Criminal Defense Attorney David M. Lurie handles all criminal cases including DWI charges.

David M. Lurie, DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney provides legal representation in Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City area.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

If you have been charged with a crime, call our office now for a free case review 816-525-1500.

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If you have a legal question, concern, or would like to schedule a consultation simply fill out the form below.

If this is an urgent matter please call 816-525-1500.


I am David M. Lurie, a Kansas City DWI & Criminal defense attorney with more than 45 years of successful experience. I know how to structure an argument and a case to put you in the best light posdlurie@the-law.comle. My established reputation and relationships allow me to work more efficiently and effectively. I also know what exactly it takes not only to analyze your case but also to understand the weaknesses and strengths of the prosecutor’s case. I use this knowledge to help mitigate (or lessen) the charges against you. Help is here! Contact me, David M. Lurie, criminal defense attorney and counselor at law, toll-free at 816-221-5900. I have dedicated my 45-year practice to helping people who have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses.

Do you need a DWI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of “driving while intoxicated” statute. The term “driving while intoxicated” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states).

a DWI Lawyer can help. . . .

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DWI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DWI lawyer mostly deals with DWI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DWI vary greatly from state to state and a DWI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DWI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DWI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't Know if a DWI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some General Guidelines:


Definitely hire a DWI Lawyer if you already have several DWI and receive another; or if your DWI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DWI Lawyer if you’ve been arrested for a second DWI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DWI Lawyer in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit if you don’t understand your rights or DWI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.


Lee's Summit DWI & Criminal Defense Lawyer


– University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, J.D. – 1977
– Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, B.A. – 1974


– Missouri, 1977
– U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
– U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
– U.S. District Court District of Kansas


– Missouri Bar Association
– Kansas City Bar Association
– Jackson County Court Approved Mediator’s List
– Landmark Education


In his 45+ years experience as a criminal and traffic defense attorney, serving thousands of clients, only a handful of cases required trials. A majority of David’s cases are able to be favorably plead out because of his individualized & comprehensive approach in helping his clients solve their legal problems. David’s thoroughness with each client makes him a very effective criminal and traffic defense lawyer.

Shoniece Nelson

Exceptional Legal Expertise and Professionalism

I highly recommend David Lurie! I was a nervous wreck when I contacted him for legal help. He made me feel comfortable and made sure I was thoroughly informed every step of the way. He is great at what he does, and got me the best results possible for my case.


Tyler Grimshaw

Reliable and Trustworthy: A Top-notch Legal Team

I am incredibly pleased with David’s expertise, reasonable fees, and commitment to his clients make him an outstanding choice for legal representation. I highly recommend his services to anyone seeking top-notch legal assistance.


Eulan Lindsay

Generating Client Satisfaction

David also has a genuine commitment to his clients. He took the time to understand my concerns, patiently answered my questions, and provided guidance that went beyond the confines of their professional obligations. In fact, his entire team demonstrated a commitment to excellence.


Talk to a Lee's Summit DWI Lawyer today!

Contact Attorney, David M. Lurie at 816-525-1500 or via email with the form above.

We stand apart

From my offices in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, I am ideally situated to serve clients in both Kansas and Missouri, including Clay and Cass counties and Jackson and Platte counties as well as those visiting from out of town. I also serve immigrants who are facing criminal charges. I am familiar with the criminal laws of both Kansas and Missouri and can help you preserve your record and future.

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