Everyone who is in the position where they see the red lights flashing in their review mirror, often feels the same anxiety and stress associated with a potential traffic ticket or worse, a DUI arrest. These feelings of fear, nervousness and anxiety come with good reason, considering the potential DUI penalties and other penalties associated with traffic tickets.
Please keep in mind that after a DUI arrest, you have just 14 calendar days from the date of your arrest to schedule a DMV hearing. At this hearing, the future of your driver's license is addressed and this is your one opportunity to challenge the license suspension. Not only is it important that you schedule this hearing right away, but I can appear at this hearing in an effort to challenge your driver's license suspension. The criminal hearing is an entirely separate hearing and with the criminal hearing, your criminal charges and penalties are addressed by the court.
Most first time DUIs are prosecuted as misdemeanors in Kansas; however, in cases of multiple DUIs, DUI with injury, vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident, you could be charged with a felony DUI. Your typical first time DUI without any aggravating circumstances involves up to $1250 in fines, 100 hours of community service, up to 6 months in jail and a 30 day driver's license suspension, whereas a DUI with a high blood alcohol concentration at or above 0.15% may involve a 12 month license suspension and upon reinstatement, the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID).
Such circumstances that might add to your penalties typically include: speeding, reckless driving, driving with a child in your vehicle at the time of the arrest, driving on a suspended or revoked license, driving with a BAC at or above 0.15%, having prior DUI convictions, being on probation for another criminal offense or for an earlier DUI and more.
Over the course of my 30 plus years working in the field of DUI defense, I have learned all about challenging the reliability of breath tests and blood tests. It's crucial to understand that a DUI conviction relies heavily on the evidence produced from chemical tests and field sobriety tests; however, anyone can make a mistake in law enforcement, after all, we're all human!
It's my job as your attorney to meticulously examine the prosecution's case, as well as any and all evidence collection procedures. Sometimes it's the smallest detail, the smallest flaw that can get a case thrown out of court. Having a detail oriented attorney who takes the time to comb through evidence can make all the difference in your DUI case.
I can handle first time DUIs to multiple DUIs, underage DUIs and felony DUIs. If your adrenaline was pumping and you were caught leaving the scene of an accident, or if you are facing charges of DUI with injury, DUI with drugs, or vehicular manslaughter, I can help defend you!
In addition to DUI, I also handle a broad range of traffic ticket cases such as speeding, reckless driving, driving without insurance, and driving on a suspended license. For those of you who are facing criminal accusations of domestic violence, harassment or domestic battery, I can defend you as well. I also handle cases involving assault, theft and violations of protection orders and violations of stalking orders. Just because someone is accusing you of violating the law, it doesn't mean he or she is right or that they have sufficient evidence against you.
Having a skilled and aggressive defense attorney is absolutely critical if you wish to overcome the charges against you and move forward with your life. I care about you, your family and your future and I want to put my 30 years of experience in the field of criminal law to work for you.