DUI happens to be one of the most common offenses that normal people are arrested for on a daily basis. Unfortunately, just because this is a typical offense, it doesn't mean that the judge or that the Kansas Department of Revenue – Division of Vehicles is going to go easy on you. Whenever you are dealing with traffic tickets, first time DUI offenses or even multiple DUIs, it's extremely important that you retain the services of a highly qualified Overland Park DUI attorney.
My name is Steve Neighbors and I have been practicing DUI defense for over 30 years. I am not only licensed to practice in Kansas, but also in Arkansas and Missouri as well. Over the course of my lengthy career in DUI defense, I have learned how to successfully challenge the validity of blood tests, field sobriety tests, and breath alcohol tests.
A person can be arrested and convicted of DUI whether the offense is alcohol-related or drug-related. Since DUI & drugs is a relatively new area of law, it's possible to challenge DUI arrests involving prescription drugs or even illegal drugs such as marijuana. The DUI penalties vary, depending upon whether this is your first DUI, a multiple DUI, or an underage DUI and whether or not aggravating factors were present at the time of the arrest.
Factors such as leaving the scene, or cases involving felony DUI or vehicular manslaughter are considered the most serious. Cases such as these involve higher fines, lengthier incarceration periods (if any), and longer driver's license suspension.
Having an attorney represent you at the DMV hearing and at the criminal hearing is extremely important to the outcome of your case. I can fight your driver's license suspension at the administrative hearing and if your license has already been suspended or revoked due to DUI or too many traffic tickets, I can assist you in pursuing a driver's license restoration. There are many effective ways to challenge a DUI case, beginning with the DUI stop, to challenging the reliability of breath tests.
In addition to DUI defense, I can also assist clients in their criminal defense cases. Whether you have been charged with assault, battery, domestic battery or domestic violence, I can help. I can also defend clients who have been accused of violating protection orders, violating stalking orders, harassment and other criminal charges.