|DUI in Olathe, Kansas
Driving Under the Influence
Olathe, Kansas Court Website
Olathe, Kansas Municipal Court
1200 South Harrison
Olathe, Kansas 66061
The Kansas DUI lawyers at Norton Hare, L.L.C. are dedicated to the aggressive defense of DUI cases in the Kansas Municipal Court in Olathe. Our attorneys have an immense depth of experience in fighting drunk driving charges. Such a charge may be designated in Kansas as a DUI (driving under the influence), DWI (driving while impaired), or an OUI (operating under the influence). They are all essentially the same charge and the penalties for a Kansas conviction are harsh.
Our firm has put together a brief overview of Kansas DUI law that we ask our clients to review. The "Brief Guide to Kansas DUI Law" contains information about the nature of the offense of DUI in Olathe and the ramification that such a charge or conviction can have on an individual's life, driving privileges, criminal record and freedom.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Olathe, Kansas you were probably served with a pink form, known as a DC-27 Form. It states in the small print that you only have 14 days in which to make a request to the Kansas Department of Revenue for a hearing to determine whether your driver's license should be suspended. If you do not make the request within 14 days your license to drive in Kansas is suspended automatically. You must act fast if you have been cited for failing or refusing a test of your breath blood or urine.
The Olathe Municipal Court has one full time judge and one part-time judge. The City Prosecutor’s Office generally has four prosecutors on staff. Olathe is also unique in that it has its own Court Services Department, which means that if you are on diversion or probation in OlatheMunicipal Court for a DUI or other offense you will report to Olathe Court Services for monitoring, supervision and the testing of bodily fluids. For Olathe DUI cases that end up in a diversion or probation, you will be placed on the “Color Code” system which requires a telephone call everyday to determine whether you will need to submit to a urine test.
The Olathe Municipal Court requires a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) for DUI convictions in addition to a substance abuse evaluation. The PSI is done by Olathe Court Services and determines what a DUI probation will require of a person.
If you would like one of our attorneys to contact you regarding a Kansas DUI charge, or if you have another legal question, you can submit a form and a Kansas DUI lawyer will contact you immediately, usually within one business day. There is little time to waste. If you have been charged with a DUI in Kansas you need information and legal help right away. A successful DUI defense requires a skilled, experienced and aggressive team of lawyers on your side. Please call Norton Hare, L.L.C., or submit one our questionnaires so we can get you the answers you need now.
Our law firm has put together a wealth of information concerning DUI charges in Kansas or Missouri. This one is for our Kansas DUI clients, and this one is for our Missouri DUI clients. It must be stressed that none of the information contained in these documents should be construed as legal advice, nor does it create any attorney-client relationship between Norton Hare, L.L.C. and the reader. We are providing it here purely for informational purposes regarding Kansas City DUI cases. This information is copyrighted by Norton Hare, L.L.C., and all rights therein are reserved. Do not download, copy, distribute or otherwise reproduce this information except in the form that it is presented here and with proper credit given to Norton Hare, L.L.C.
Further, this information in no way represents the totality of the law and issues related to Driving Under the Influence in Kansas or Missouri. It is but a brief overview. It is certainly no substitute for the advice of an attorney, and no person should undertake the awesome challenge of a Kansas City DUI case without competent counsel. Also, the law is constantly evolving and changing. This information is accurate as of September 2007. Please check with an attorney.
top of page