What Are Your Rights When Pulled Over by KS Police?

What Are Your Rights When Pulled Over by KS Police?

The laws on being pulled over by police in Kansas continue to evolve, and in many cases, expand, due in no small part to a 2014 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Heien v North Carolina, an officer stopped a “suspicious vehicle” on the traffic violation that it had a missing brake light. The […]

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Holiday Season is also DUI Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, unless you get arrested. Then you are looking at a blue Christmas. Local media will be running stories like this in the next few days. DUI Checklanes, saturation patrols, and general DUI enforcement and deterrence will be in effect in Kansas and Missouri over the next few weeks from Thanksgiving […]

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Kansas Ignition Interlock Device

Understanding the Confusing IID Requirements in KS Every Kansas DUI suspension is now followed by some period of restriction to driving only with an ignition interlock device, or IID. While limited restricted IID driving privileges can only be obtained via application with the Division of Vehicles, approval rates for hardship IID restrictions are likely to […]

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Consequences of Multiple DUI Convictions in KS

The ramifications of a second or subsequent DWI in Kansas are that you will be charged as a “multiple offender,” a status that has serious consequences and enhanced penalties if you are convicted. Kansas DUI laws will count any prior convictions and DUI Diversions since July 1st, 2001 in determining possible criminal penalties and sentencing […]

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Kansas Hardship License

In 2011, lawmakers updated Kansas DUI laws to incorporate numerous changes such as fine and fee increases, increased chemical test refusal penalties, and tougher chemical test failure penalties. The new DUI laws also allow for the possibility to obtain what some people call a “hardship license” after suspension. In truth, there is no “hardship license” […]

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What You Need to Know about DUI Checkpoints

Kansas conducts dozens of DUI checkpoints throughout the year, and Johnson County sets up many checkpoints during spring and summer months. Also called saturation or sobriety checkpoints, the main goal according to the Kansas DOT is to “make sure the drinking driver believes the chances of apprehension are greatly increased.” The working logic here is […]

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Can I Own a Firearm After a DUI Conviction in Kansas?

In the State of Kansas, and under federal law, convicted felons cannot legally possess a firearm. Not every DUI conviction results in a felony, but some can. Namely, a third or subsequent DUI, crimes in which someone is injured by your actions while drunk driving, or fleeing and eluding a police officer can potentially be […]

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