A suspended license means a person's driving privileges have been taken away for one year or less.
The Kansas legal system is tough on those who commit traffic law offenses, and one way for the state to handle those with multiple or major traffic offenses is to suspend their driver's license. Your driving privileges will be subject to an automatic suspension if you are arrested while driving under the influence. Even in situations where there is no evidence that you were over the legal limit, you may have your license suspended for "implied consent refusal," if you refused to take any form of field sobriety test.
If you receive a notice from the DMV that your license is being suspended as a result of a DUI, you may request a hearing in the court to challenge the suspension. An administrative law judge or a DMV Chief Administrator will hear your case, and determine if a suspension is warranted or not. Given the nature of these hearings it is important to seek legal counsel from an experienced Overland Park DUI lawyer.
Driving while your license has been suspended or revoked is a major offense, for which you could incur severe punishment, and your license could be cancelled - which means you may never again be able to have a license to drive in the United States. A first time conviction of this charge could mean up to 6 months jail time or a $1000 fine, or both. A second offense of this nature could result in a sentence of up to a year in jail or a $2500 fine, or both.
At Neighbors Law Office, I specialize in fighting traffic related charges, and I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. My name is Steve Neighbors and I have over 30 years of experience dealing in traffic law, and a knowledgeable staff to assist you and liaise with me on client questions while I am in court or with other clients. I understand the laws surrounding your situation and will explain them to you to strategize on the best possible tactics to use in your defense.