Kansas DUI Defense Attorneys
The DUI Defense Team of Joseph Hollander & Craft in Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, Lawrence & Topeka Kansas aggressively represent individuals charged with DUI (driving under the influence) and related crimes. The experienced lawyers that comprise the “Kansas DUI Defense Team” include two former prosecutors and our lawyers have defended thousands of DUI cases with favorable success rates.

Even if you decide not to take your case to trial, it is important to have an experienced DUI attorney to review your case, file appropriate motions, and negotiate the best possible plea deal. If you decide to go to trial, you need an attorney who knows how to win. Our DUI attorneys can challenge all aspects of a prosecutor’s case, including the initial car stop, field sobriety tests, the arrest, and the results of a breath or other test to measure blood-alcohol concentration.

Our Kansas DUI Defense Attorneys

Casey Y. Meek

Topeka, Lawrence DUI Defense Attorney
Mr. Meek’s practice is focused on the defense of individuals accused of crimes, with an emphasis on DUI and traffic crimes. Mr. Meek is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Douglas County Bar Association, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Dionne M. Scherff

Overland Park, Kansas City DUI Defense Attorney
Ms. Scherff represents individuals in all types of criminal cases, including first degree murder, bank robbery, drug distribution, mortgage fraud, aggravated kidnapping, rape, aggravated indecent liberties, aggravated battery, stalking, electronic solicitation, DUI and juvenile matters.
Mr. Hoeme represents persons charged with any crime in the municipal, state, or federal courts of Kansas. Mr. Hoeme’s practice is concentrated on representing persons charged with serious traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug crimes and other crimes against persons.
Mr. Hang’s criminal defense practice is concentrated on representing persons charged with driving under the influence. Mr. Hang is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas and is fluent in Cantonese.
Mr. Means practice is concentrated in representing individuals charged with DUI. After graduating from law school, Mr. Means was a public defender for the City of Wichita municipal court. Mr. Means then went into private practice, practicing criminal law, domestic law, and bankruptcy law. Mr. Means has also served as a prosecutor for some of Wichita’s surrounding areas.

Lindsey P. Erickson

Overland Park, Kansas City DUI Defense Attorney
Ms. Erickson’s diverse practice includes all levels of adult felonies and misdemeanors, including drug manufacturing, sale, and possession; sex offenses; violent crimes; domestic violence; property crimes; all levels of juvenile crime; DUIs and other traffic offenses.

Our web site provides information about Kansas DUI laws, including the possible suspension of your driver’s license. It includes tips for responding to police questions and demands during a DUI car stop, including your option to refuse or take a breath test and field sobriety tests. There is also information about diversion, expungement, and house arrest. The information is not case-specific. It is intended to help you understand Kansas DUI laws and recognize defenses and other issues to discuss with your local DUI attorney. Please feel free to contact any of our highly qualified DUI attorneys currently in Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, Lawrence & Topeka Ks.

Helpful DUI Links:
Kansas DUI Penalties
What To Do When Stopped for a DUI
Refusing Field Sobriety Testing
Fight To Keep Your License
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Should You apply for diversion?
Expungement Of DUI Convictions
DUI Conviction House Arrest Options
Recent Favorable DUI Decisions

  • Gloria Longfellow

    I hit a DUI checkpoint in Wichita after having only 1 cocktail at a girls night out. I pulled up and the officer asked me to roll my window down. I did and he stuck his head in asking if I had been drinking tonight, where was I coming from and where was I going. I felt like I was in Nazi Germany. I said that I had just went out to eat with a couple girlfriends and was heading home. He said he smelled alcohol on me and asked me to pull over to a parking lot where they were processing suspects. I then stepped out of the car and did all the field sobriety test and felt like I passed them all with flying colors. At the end of all the tests the officers said they where placing me under arrest for driving under the influence after I refused to blow into his breathalyzer after I passed all the field tests. It was a total nightmare and now I am scared of the police because I have seen first hand how horrible they can be when they need to hit their quota for the month. My charges where eventually dropped after a long battle and video footage and the help of caring DUI attorneys. The best attorneys are worth every penny when dealing with the court system.

  • Laura

    These guys are the best you can get in a driving under the influence case in Wichita or Topeka. I know several people that have gone through this firm and had great results every time. I am not sure how they do it but they do.

  • Ben Washington

    Unfortunately I was busted at a DUI checkpoint outside of Topeka, I only had like 3 beers but was told after the test they do on you outside… like walk the line, touch your nose etc etc. that I was under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. I then said I would blow in the breathalyzer after first saying no to that option and blew under the legal limit by a little bit. How did they have the right to arrest me for failing the physical tests but when I blew under the legal limit they did not care and arrested me and impounded my car anyways?!

    • Brenda

      Was that the DUI stop just outside of the Kansas turnpike in Topeka? If so, I went through that same checkpoint with my husband. We had to wait in traffic for almost 45min just for them to ask us to roll down our window and had we been drinking. Amazing that the police can treat drivers like Nazi’s pulling you over and questioning you with no reason. I have heard that the DUI stops are suppose to have alternate routes so that you have the “option” to go through the checkpoint or not but this one there was only one way to go unless you jumped a curb. So shady of the Topeka police department if you ask me.

  • Lawrence Client

    Being from the Lawrence Ks area and the amount of DUI’s handed out in these parts, I had to utilize the firms dui defense attorney Casey and could not be happier with the outcome that he was able to put together for me. These guys are top notch above the rest of the lawyers in the area of Lawrence.

    • B. Harris

      I feel your pain about Lawrence DUI checkpoints, it is because of the kids at KU and the fact that the police can make a ton of money for the city on all the drunk driving criminal charges they hand out on a daily basis.

  • Tyrell C. Noren

    I was pulled over in Overland Park and charged with driving under the influence. In the police report it says reason for being pulled over was that I had a tag light out. This was not true my car tag light was fine. I refused the breathalyzer test and field sobriety testing. Can I go to court and claim that pulling me over in the first place was UN-warranted? Or does it even matter after you have been charged?

    • Please feel free to contact one of our attorneys in our Kansas City office to go over your options.