Getting arrested for a DUI in Kansas is frightening and serious. That fear sometimes paralyzes people and leads them to make a bad decision like ignoring the situation. Fear can also be a great motivator, but that can also lead to bad decisions when people act too fast out of a sense of panic. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Kansas, the best thing you can do is take a deep breath, try to relax a little and then start methodically handling business. Here are the top 10 things to do.
If you have received a DUI in Kansas you should check out the Kansas DUI Guide. And for further updates regarding the Driving While Intoxicated laws in Kansas, refer to the Kansas DUI Blog which is regularly updated by attorney Jay Norton. Please return to our site periodically for new information regarding DUI, OUI, & DWI laws in Kansas.
Kansas DUI Attorneys
Driving Under the Influence Defense
Norton Hare, L.L.C. is located in Overland Park, Kansas, and represents people charged with DUI in greater Kansas City and beyond. Our lawyers and staff have a wealth of knowledge in the area of Kansas DUI and can answer your questions.
Kansas DUI Law
The DUI laws in Kansas were revamped in 2011 and again in 2012. The July 1, 2011 made changes to the Kansas DUI laws including minimum fines, the use of ignition interlock devices, driver's license suspensions for refusals and test failures, plus more. Then, effective July 1, 2012, Kansas DUI laws were amended again to create the crime of Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing, K.S.A. 8-1025.
Catch up on everything from the changes in Kansas DUI laws to faulty testing equipment on attorney Jay Norton's award winning blog here. Or go to our Kansas DUI Guide that explains every component of the law in detail here. If you need to provide an application to the Kansas Department of Revenue to modify a current suspension or revocation and/or make a request for restricted driving privleges, click here.
Kansas City area DUI Lawyer Jay Norton has blogged continuously for the past five years about all things DUI in Kansas and Missouri. For this diligent work, another honor was bestowed on Mr. Norton recently as he was awarded a "Top DUI Blog" by ForensicScience.org. He was selected because he "provides the latest information" and is acknowledged as a leader in the forensic field of DUI testing.
See how he perceives the current problems with DUI testing and DUI laws in Kansas and Missouri by reading his latest posts.
You can read about the award at http://www.forensicscience.org/
Lawyers Handling Kansas DUI Charges
Our attorneys are experienced and successful advocates dedicated to protecting the rights of clients and advancing their interests through the legal process. If you are currently facing a DUI in a Kansas court, you have to decisively take action to achieve the best outcome. The most effective way of doing this is to hire a Kansas DUI lawyer from Norton Hare as soon as you are arrested or charged with drunk driving. Because Driving Under the Influence is such a common criminal offense in Kansas, some who are arrested for drunk driving tend to downplay the seriousness of the charges filed against them. These people don't understand how the DUI offense could affect their life, and neglect to hire a competent attorney and almost always end up regretting this.
Without adequate representation from a Kansas DUI attorney, you will be much more susceptible to the harshness of the criminal justice system and will likely end up facing stiffer penalties. Jail, fines, probation, license suspension, community service and increased insurance premiums are some of the more common penalties for DUI/DWI, but with the help of a seasoned Kansas DUI lawyer from our firm you will have a better chance of avoiding these and other penalties.
Our DUI Attorneys Will Prepare You For Your Day In Court
At Norton Hare, LLC, our lawyers can help you with a variety of DUI related charges, such as minor in possession, and can advise you about any and everything related to your DWI/DUI offense, including drug recognition, zero tolerance laws, and choosing a Kansas DUI Lawyer, Our lawyers have a lot of experience fighting DUI, DWI, and OUI in Kansas courts, and can provide you with information on DWI versus DUI, Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Tests, and all other field sobriety tests that may give you an edge in your upcoming trial. We welcome you to browse our web site and call our firm to speak to an attorney so they can answer any questions you have about DUI in the greater Kansas City Metro, or any other legal situation you may be facing.
Jay Norton & Ryan Hare Recognized Again by Super Lawyers in 2012
The Super Lawyers magazine has again announced its list of top attorneys in the Kansas City area, and two of our team has made the cut. This list is compiled through the analysis of peer recognition and independent research by the magazine. For more information, click here