New Kansas DUI Laws Coming in 2018

In February of 2018, I testified in front of the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee regarding a bill which would make sweeping changes to the DUI laws in Kansas. Among the proposed amendments to the law were criminalizing refusals of breath tests (again), attempting to incorporate the specific DUI laws from all 50 states (and Puerto […]

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2017 Kansas DUI Case Results

2017 Kansas DUI Case Results A lot of cases were put on hold awaiting the Kansas Supreme Court to reconsider their 2016 ruling that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime to refuse a test in Kansas. Fortunately, the Supreme Court stuck to their previous ruling and struck down the law. So, cases that […]

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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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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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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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What to Do When Facing a DUI in Kansas

Misconceptions about the legal process can cloud the judgment of those facing DUI charges. Decisions made in haste, out of fear or without the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney can be costly in the long run. The truth is that no matter how much evidence is stacked against you, you have a legal […]

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