DUI Victim Pushes For Tougher Laws in Kansas

February 8, 2013

(HERINGTON, Kan.) A drunk driving accident leaves a Herington man with only one leg and a lot of frustration with the law. “The fact that it’s a simple slap on the wrist really aggravates me!,” said Donnie Warren. Kansas State legislators are looking at changing that. But it’s too late to change anything for Warren. […]

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House Arrest

January 27, 2013

A jail sentence for DUI can be commuted to house arrest. A person on house arrest must stay in his residence at all times except when specifically permitted by the court to leave. Courts generally permit people on house arrest to go to and from work. In many cases, courts also allow people on house […]

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Should I Apply for Diversion?

January 27, 2013

A diversion is an agreement with the prosecutor in which the prosecutor agrees to dismiss your case if you complete certain requirements. The requirements usually include paying a diversion fee and court costs, obtaining an alcohol evaluation and following the evaluator’s recommendations, and not committing any other crimes. If you comply with the requirements for […]

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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

January 27, 2013

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 drivers cannot effectively divide […]

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Estimating Your Blood-Alcohol Level

January 27, 2013

Showing estimated percent of alcohol in the blood by number of drinks in relation to body weight. This percent can be estimated by: Count your drinks (1 drink equals 1 ounce of 100-proof liquor, one five ounce glass of table wine or one 12-ounce bottle of regular beer). Use the chart below and under number […]

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Refusing Field Sobriety Tests

January 27, 2013

If you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence, you will be asked to perform field sobriety tests. Failing the tests will almost certainly result in arrest. Your performance on the tests will be used against you in court. They are powerful evidence, and an officer’s testimony that you failed them can […]

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