The Cost/Benefit of Hiring a DUI Lawyer

The Cost/Benefit of Hiring a DUI Lawyer

I was interviewed recently for an article about the cost vs. benefit of hiring an attorney for a DUI case. The article discusses the effect of a DUI on insurance as well as what attorneys cost to represent someone on a DUI. From the subtitle, “A good attorney is expensive, but a DUI is much […]

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Driving Under the Influence of …. Coffee

A man in California was pulled over for “cutting off” an agent of the California Alcohol Beverage Control in August of 2015. That agent developed an opinion, no doubt using his extensive training and experience, that the driver was DUI. He was arrested and taken to jail where he was given a breath test. Problem […]

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Intoxilyzer 9000 Breath Testing Forgeries – NBD

A recent article in the Denver Post details the discovery by DUI defense attorneys in Colorado that hundreds of “certifications” of Intoxilyzer 9000 machines have been forged. The Colorado state health lab is supposed to calibrate and test each breath test machine and then issue a certification that the machine is accurate. Under Colorado law, […]

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Can you get arrested for a DUI in Kansas if you weren’t driving?

The short answer is: Yes. However, the more complete question is whether you can be arrested and charged with a DUI in Kansas if you weren’t actually operating the vehicle. Under Kansas law, a DUI is defined as operating or attempting to operate any vehicle while over the legal limit of .08 or while alcohol […]

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2016 DUI Case Results

2016 is just about over and things tend to slow down significantly in the courts around Christmas time. So, it is time to release the DUI case results for Norton Hare in 2016. It was a weird year in the Kansas DUI arena, with the Kansas Supreme Court declaring that it was unconstitutional to make […]

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Defenses Against DUI Blood Tests in Kansas

I have previously posted about the increasing number of cases the Kansas DUI defense community is seeing regarding DUI for drugs. Law enforcement and prosecutors typically attempt to lend credibility to DUID charges by using a highly contestable combination of blood tests and drug recognition “experts.” Many DUIs remain strictly alcohol-related due to the fact […]

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KS DUI Laws Include Prescription Drugs

DUI on Prescription Medication —How’s that possible? Kansas DUI laws include driving while drugged and most people are familiar with the term DUID, or driving under the influence of drugs. Unfortunately, what a growing portion of the driving public is coming to realize is that you can be charged with DUID for prescription medication. Many […]

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