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 it a crime to refuse a breath, blood or urine test, the United States Supreme Court then saying it was NOT unconstitutional to make it a crime to refuse a breath test, and now the Kansas Supreme Court reconsidering its previous rulings. So, a whole lot of cases have been continued in 2016 as we await the (hopefully) final word from the Kansas Supremes. Even so, we had a lot of cases get set for trial. With the usual disclaimers about past performance not guaranteeing future results, here is how it went:

2016 DUI Case Results

The following are some of the results we have obtained for clients in DUI cases in 2016. This list only includes DUI cases and not any of the results we have obtained in defending other types of cases. Also, this list only includes DUI cases that resulted in dismissals or acquittals and does not include the favorable results we have obtained for clients that involved resolution by plea or diversion. It is extremely important to remember, though, that past performance does not guarantee or predict future results. Every case is different and each must be judged on its own merits. No expectation of similar results in other cases should be implied by this information.

State of Kansas v. T.B.: Client was charged with a felony DUI in Johnson County District Court after being stopped for an equipment violation and blowing a .144 on an Intoxilyzer machine. The case was dismissed after motions were filed.

State of Kansas v. L.H.: Client was charged with a felony DUI in Johnson County District Court. Case was dismissed prior to trial.

City of Olathe v. D.P.: Client was stopped for a traffic violation and blew .116. Case was dismissed prior to trial.

State of Kansas v. T.R.: Client was charged with a felony DUI in Johnson County District Court. Found Not Guilty after trial.

State of Kansas v. P.O. Client was charged with a felony DUI in Johnson County District Court after blowing a .208 on a breathalyzer. Case dismissed at preliminary hearing.

City of Prairie Village v. P.H. DUI dismissed before trial in Prairie Village Municipal Court.

State of Kansas v. C.G.: Client arrested for DUI after being stopped for speeding and asked to take field sobriety tests. DUI dismissed in Johnson County District Court prior to trial.

State of Kansas v. C.B.: Client involved in a car accident on the highway and charged with a DUI in Johnson County District Court. He was found not guilty of DUI after a trial.

Roeland Park v. S.J.: DUI dismissed in Roeland Park Municipal Court prior to trial.

City of Kansas City, KS v. E.O.: Client involved in a car accident on I-35 and charged with DUI and reckless after a blood test of .19. All charges were dismissed prior to trial.

City of Kansas City, KS v. J.J.: Client charged with DUI in KCK after a car accident and .14 blood test. Charges dismissed prior to a trial.

Overland Park v. J.B.: Client with a CDL charged with a DUI after a breath test. DUI was dismissed prior to trial.

City of Olathe v. D.S.: Client was charged with a DUI after a motorcycle accident and a .18 blood test. The case was dismissed prior to trial.

City of Lawrence v. C.D.:  Client arrested and charged with a DUI/OUI in Lawrence after an illegal turn and field sobriety tests. DUI dismissed by prosecutor prior to trial.

City of Lawrence v. K.K.: Client stopped for going wrong way down one way street and charged with a DUI/OUI after field sobriety tests. Case dismissed prior to trial.

Mission Hills v. D.H.: Client was arrested for DUI in Mission Hills after running a stoplight and taking field sobriety tests. Client was found Not Guilty after a trial to the Mission Hills Municipal Court.

City of Overland Park v. S.M.: Client involved in a car accident and arrested for DUI involving prescription drugs. A DRE examination and urine test confirmed presence of drugs. Case dismissed prior to trial.

Overland Park v. P.W.: Client was stopped for speeding in a construction zone on I-435 and submitted to field sobriety tests. Found Not Guilty of DUI after trial in Overland Park Municipal Court.

State of Kansas v. J.V.W.: Client was pulled over for speeding and crossing the center line multiple times. Client performed poorly on the field sobriety testing and the preliminary breath test indicated the presence of alcohol. Client submitted to the Intoxilyzer and blew a .077. Prosecution refused to dismiss the case and Client was found not guilty after a trial in the Johnson County District Court.

City of Overland Park v. J.S.: Client was charged with DUI, Refusal of the breath test, and crossing the center line. Case was dismissed on the day of trial by the court on defense counsel’s motion.

State of Kansas v. M.S.: Client was investigated and arrested for DUI after having wrecked into and knocked down 2 light poles. After intervention by defense counsel, the case was dismissed by the prosecution prior to trial.

State of Kansas v. L.H.: Client was arrested for felony DUI and refused all testing. Case was dismissed prior to preliminary hearing after intervention by defense counsel.

City of Gardner v. M.B.: Client was pulled over after leaving a disturbance at a friend’s house. Was eventually arrested for DUI and blew a .113 on the Intoxilyzer. Defense counsel filed motions to suppress for an illegal seizure of our client and the case was dismissed by the prosecution prior to trial.

City of Overland Park v. L.K.: Client was arrested for DUI after erratic driving and having admitted to consuming over 5 beers and blowing a .086 on the Intoxilyzer.  Client was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. After intervention by defense counsel, case was dismissed by prosecution prior to trial in its entirety.

City of Overland Park v. T.C.: Client was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle into a tree in the backyard of a residence. Client showed numerous signs of intoxication during field sobriety testing and refused to take the evidentiary breath test. Client was found not guilty of DUI after trial.