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…

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® announced today the Wichita and Topeka offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft have earned six separate 2019 Best Law Firms Tier 1 rankings for these practice areas: Criminal Defense – General Practice, Topeka Criminal Defense – White-Collar, Topeka DUI/DWI Defense – Wichita Employment Law –…

The Kansas statute prohibiting driving under the influence (“DUI”), K.S.A. 8-1567, categorizes the severity level of the crime based on how many prior DUI convictions the offender has. For example, DUI is a class B misdemeanor for someone who has no prior DUI convictions. But DUI is a felony for someone with three or more…

Summer is here, and the DUI defense attorneys at Joseph, Hollander & Craft know that many people will be heading to the lake to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Whether you are heading to a destination resort or your local lake, be aware that you can be prosecuted for boating under the influence (“BUI”)…

Our clients frequently ask what consequences a prior out-of-state conviction will have for a DUI case in Kansas. Whether you were visiting Kansas from another state or recently moved to Kansas, your prior DUI record will follow you and could have consequences on your Kansas case. Kansas enhances penalties for second and subsequent DUI convictions….

By Diane L. Bellquist, J.D. When you hear the term “impaired provider,” you may think of the doctor who practices under the influence or who has hit rock bottom to the point he or she can no longer function to hold the practice together.You may be surprised by what the impaired provider label encompasses. Case…

In 2006, Kansas enacted legislation requiring the use of ignition interlock devices by some DUI offenders. The device is a breathalyzer installed in the ignition part of a motor vehicle. The driver must provide a breath sample for the device before the vehicle will start. Any detection of alcohol will prevent the vehicle from starting….

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…

The Lawrence Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint this weekend. Sobriety checkpoints are constitutional as long as certain guidelines are followed. One requirement is that the organization conducting the checkpoint provides notice of its plan. According to LJWorld.com, the LPD will conduct the checkpoint between 11 p.m. on October 14, 2016, and 3 a.m….

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…

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