Standardized Field Sobriety Tests The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has adopted standardized field sobriety tests (“SFTS”) that may produce reliable indications of intoxication. But they are only reliable if police administer the tests correctly. The three SFTS tests and the “clues” that law enforcement officers look for are based on the premise that intoxicated…

The potential penalty for a DUI conviction depends on whether you are charged with a first, second, third, fourth, or subsequent DUI. For arrests on or after July 1, 2012, only convictions after July 1, 2001 count as prior convictions. A prior diversion is considered a prior conviction. The rules for determining what counts as…

The following summaries describe recent cases handled by our DUI attorneys. They are not offered to predict success in your case, nor do they provide a comprehensive account of all of our recent cases. They are offered solely to provide a sample of the type of cases that we handle: May 2013 — Our client…

This year, as it has for several prior years, the Kansas Legislature has made even more changes to the state’s DUI laws. The changes made during this past legislative session were small, but they will have a big impact. The following changes will take effect on July 1, 2015: House Bill 2159 amended the time…

On June 9, 2015, Governor Brownback signed into law House Bill 2055. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015.This law is named after a school teacher in McPherson, Kansas, who was badly injured after being hit by a drunk driver. The driver was charged with aggravated battery while under the influence—a felony…

Following is an info-graphic of important information regarding DUI Stops or DUI Checkpoints in Kansas. Know your rights. Contact us to set up a DUI consultation.

Client hired the DUI Defense Team after trying to navigate through the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Driver Control bureaucracy. After a stop on suspicion of DUI, a law enforcement officer arrested Client for DUI and demanded that she submit to a breath test. Client attempted twice to give a breath sample for testing, but, due…

On January 30, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in Wichita vs. Molitor. Mr. Molitor was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (“DUI”). He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus (“HGN”) test but passed the walk-and-turn test and one-leg stand test. The officer requested a preliminary breath test (“PBT”), which Mr….

Kansas lawmakers have proposed a bill that would reduce the amount of time before you are eligible to expunge a DUI from your criminal record. Currently, Kansas law requires a person to wait 10 years to expunge a DUI arrest or conviction. However, House Bill 2662 would cut that time in half, requiring only a…

When the weekend approaches, many people make plans to hit the town, saying “TGIF.” However, if they’re not careful, they could end their nights with another acronym: DUI. Since Jan. 1, 287 Operating Under the Influence charges have been filed at the Lawrence municipal court, court manager Vicki Stanwix said. At the Douglas County District…

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