Have you or someone you care about recently been arrested for DUI in Leavenworth County? If you answered yes, then you are probably very concerned about what the future might hold and reasonably so. My name is Steve Neighbors and I am the founder of Neighbors Law Office. For more than 30 years I have dedicated my career to the field of DUI defense. I am not only licensed to practice in Kansas, but I am also licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Arkansas.
When you are looking for a Leavenworth County DUI lawyer to represent you in an alcohol-related charge or a DUI & drugs charge, it's absolutely critical that you choose someone with an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in the field of DUI defense. DUI law is a highly specialized field and one that relies heavily on the reliability of breath tests, field sobriety tests and blood tests. As your defense attorney, it's my job to question all of these tests, as well as any other critical evidence that can lead to a criminal conviction.
If you were recently arrested, you must remember that you have just 14 days from the date of your arrest to schedule the DMV hearing. This is the administrative hearing that will address your driver's license suspension. If you fail to schedule this hearing, then you face an automatic license suspension and you won't have any recourse against this administrative action. It's extremely important that I attend this hearing with you, as well as your criminal hearing.
The DUI penalties for a first time DUI without any aggravating factors include: 48 hours in jail, 30 days driver's license suspension, fines ranging between $750 and $1250 and the completion of an alcohol evaluation program. For drivers whose blood alcohol concentration registered at or above 0.15%, they face a 12 month driver's license suspension and the installation of an ignition interlock device upon reinstatement of their driving privileges.
Felony DUIs mean a lengthier driver's license suspension or sometimes a permanent revocation in some states. In all DUI cases, I will closely review all aspects of the case and search for any possible errors or flaws in the prosecution's case that might exonerate my client.
Traffic tickets for moving and non-moving violations can quickly escalate out of control, especially when you have multiple tickets over a period of a short couple of years. Having a couple of tickets doesn't necessarily mean that you're a bad driver, it could easily mean that you fell victim to speed traps, overzealous traffic cops or that you were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you're down on your luck and have a ticket or tickets for traffic violations such as speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield the right of way or an auto accident, I can help.
Over the years I have helped countless Kansas residents retain their driver's licenses and I have helped them with driver's license restoration. I would be more than happy to put my years of experience to work for you. I will strive to get your ticket and penalties either reduced or dropped altogether, potentially saving you points on your license and a fortune in auto insurance rate hikes.
In addition to handling DUI and traffic cases, I also handle various criminal defense cases. If you have been accused of domestic violence or domestic battery, I can prepare a compelling defense on your behalf. It's important to understand that these cases are extremely sensitive in nature as their outcome can impact your rights to your home and more importantly, your rights to custody and visitation of your own children.
I can also represent clients in cases involving assault, battery, harassment and also in violations of protection orders and violations of stalking orders. When facing criminal charges of a misdemeanor or a felony nature, it's vital that you seek representation from a private criminal defense attorney instead of a public defender. I will have your best interests in mind and I will seek out a favorable outcome regardless of the charges that you are facing.
When you need a comrade most, I am here to fight zealously to protect your rights from the harsh Kansas criminal justice system. As your Leavenworth County DUI attorney, I will fight tooth and nail to turn things around in your favor.