Ignition Interlock Embarrassment

Ignition Interlock Embarrassment

One of the main issues that I have encountered with people who are required to put an ignition interlock in their car as a result of a Kansas DUI is that people are worried about pulling up to work or starting their car after work, or when picking up kids from school or otherwise driving […]

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New Law on Expungement of a Kansas DUI

The Kansas Legislature made some changes to the law regarding if and when a Kansas DUI diversion or conviction can be expunged, Beginning July 1, 2015, a first-time DUI can be expunged 5 years after the diversion, sentence or probation was completed. A second or subsequent DUI takes 10 years to get expunged. Expungement is […]

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How to Find the Right DUI Lawyer

Another attorney forwarded a link to an expertise.com article titled “How to Find the Right DUI Lawyer”. I wrote a similar post on this subject a few years ago called “How to Hire a Lawyer” which is more specific to finding the best lawyer for a Kansas DUI, but this article also has some good suggestions. Between the two […]

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Guest Post: MADD, the Interlock Industry and the Future of DUI

The following is a guest post by Patrick Mahaney, a DUI attorney from Alabama, who wrote a great piece about MADD and the ignition interlock lobby getting very cozy lately, to the extent that MADD is now advocating eliminating driver’s license suspensions and criminal sanctions in favor of requiring ignition interlock devices for everyone. Before […]

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Diet Soda Mixers Make You Drunker

A new study shows that diet soda mixers made people reach higher breath alcohol readings faster. You can read a story about it here. It was a small study and may not be definitive but it is interesting. The drinkers in the study that drank Diet Squirt and alcohol reported feeling the same in terms […]

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Kansas Highway Patrol DUI Arrests Way Down

A local news channel ran an interesting story this weekend about the Kansas Highway Patrol and the fact that the agency has way fewer troopers now than it has in years past. The story says their numbers are down 16% since 2008. However, my understanding is that the numbers were way down before 2008 and that […]

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Study Reveals that Ignition Interlock Devices Don’t Do Any Good

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently undertook a study for a report to the California Legislature about the effectiveness of ignition interlock devices for people who had been convicted of DUI. The bottom-line conclusion of the DMV was that ignition interlock device requirements for first, second or third time DUI offenders did not reduce […]

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