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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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Refusing or Taking a Breath Test

January 27, 2013

If you are arrested for DUI, you will be read an “implied consent advisory” and asked whether you will consent to take a blood alcohol test, usually in the form of a breath test. You should consider the following when deciding whether to refuse or take the test. Effective July 1, 2012, it is a […]

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DUI Penalties in Kansas

January 27, 2013

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 […]

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Father of Derby Teen Who Lost Legs in DUI Crash ‘Disappointed’

January 4, 2013

(DERBY, Kan.) A Derby father says all Kansans should be disappointed with the state’s DUI laws. Matt Liston’s son, Colby, lost both his legs in a crash in Lawrence last August. After a four month investigation, Liston says he’s been told the Douglas County District Attorney is charging the driver involved with misdemeanor DUI. The […]

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Court: I-70 Drug Check Ruse Not Cause for Police Stop

June 5, 2012

A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a drug checkpoint ruse is not sufficient grounds to justify law enforcement authorities stopping vehicles, a decision that has far-reaching implications for the constitutional rights of motorists. The ruling is the first in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to grapple with the widespread practice by law […]

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