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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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DUI Penalties For Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Holders

Anyone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in Kansas faces severe consequences if convicted of driving under the influence. Stricter laws apply to professional drivers operating a taxi, a truck, or other commercial vehicle. In fact, you can lose your CDL even if you were not operating a commercial motor vehicle at the time of […]

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What happens if someone dies in a DUI accident …

Whenever loss of life occurs in a car accident, there are deep emotions and responses to the tragedy by all who survive, including the families involved as well as the driver who will be criminally charged as responsible for the accident. A driver charged in a DUI accident resulting in death will likely experience shock, […]

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How to Find the Best DUI Attorney

The Huffington Post recently had an article on the site titled “How to Find the Best DUI Lawyer By Yourself“. The article doesn’t contain a whole lot of information, but I agree with its basic prescription for finding the best DUI attorney: Search, Research, Interview and Hire. That is, first you need to gather the […]

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