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Effective July 1, under a change in state law, Kansas drivers can no longer be charged with a crime for refusing a sobriety test. The Wichita Eagle published an article on July 2, 2019, about this change, and DUI Defense Attorney, B. Keith Edwards responded to the editor with the following: On the front page…

Kansas law permits expungement of certain convictions, adjudications, arrest records, and diversion agreements. Once an eligible offense is expunged, a person must be treated as if he has never been arrested for, convicted of, or diverted from the expunged crime. Though the expunged offense will still be considered when determining criminal history in any subsequent…

The legalization of marijuana by some states has started a national debate about driving under the influence of marijuana. Kansas doesn’t have a separate law regarding driving under the influence of marijuana, as opposed to driving under the influence of alcohol. The current DUI law prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or…

There are several things you should and should not do when stopped for DUI in Kansas. Below we have laid out some of the most important tips to remember during your traffic stop. We have also put together a nice little DUI info-graphic that you can print out and put in your vehicle to review…

The National Transportation Safety Administration is recommending the reduction of the presumptive alcohol breath sample from .08 to .05. The reduction to .05 will create a new wave of DUI arrests because even the average social drinker will be presumed to be driving under the influence if he/she has as little as one alcoholic drink…

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…

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…

The mere discussion of reducing the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit from .08 to .05 has caused a flurry of criticism and outrage from many. But reading this story about a man who was arrested when he was completely sober might leave some wondering whether the BAC limit even matters: http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/sober-man-dui-charge/2013/06/10/id/509010. Sometimes, it seems…

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that all 50 states lower the legal limit for drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) to .05.  The NTSB also called for states to pass legislation that will make it easier for law enforcement officers to confiscate licenses from drivers with BAC measurements in excess of this limit….

The Kansas Legislature recently passed a bill that broadens prosecutors’ charging options when DUI results in an injury accident.  The bill, known as the “Aggravated DUI Bill,” passed unanimously in the House and the Senate, and it is on its way to the Governor to be signed into law. The “Aggravated DUI Bill” allows prosecutors…

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