Kansas DUI Attorney
Aggressive Drunk Driving Defense in Kansas
Our firm has helped countless clients deal with DUI charges in Kansas.
We have helped many to obtain not guilty verdicts at trial, dismissal
of charges and favorable pleas. Although no firm can guarantee a beneficial
outcome, hiring an experienced lawyer with a track record of success greatly
improves your chances. We are highly experienced criminal defense attorneys
that strongly advocate for our clients that have been charged with driving
under the influence. Speak with a
Kansas DUI attorney from our firm immediately if you have been charged with drunk driving.
Anyone arrested in Kansas on drunk driving charges could be made to face
serious consequences such as: jail time, fines,
license suspension and more. This is true even if it is your first driving offense. Our firm
aggressively stands up for our clients' rights and will not back down
in the face of challenging prosecution. We focus on not-guilty verdicts
and dismissals. Once we are hired, we do everything in our power to obtain
a favorable outcome for our clients. At Martin & Wallentine, our superior
legal team provides caring legal guidance for our clients regarding the
following subjects and more.
What to do First
After you have been charged with a DUI offense, you may be left wondering
what to do next? Being arrested for a DUI can be alarming and overwhelming,
but our firm is here to provide you with the caring legal guidance you
need. Read more
about what to do first.
First Time DUI
Have you been charged with a DUI for the first time? You are probably
unaware of the severe penalties that are involved with a first-time DUI,
and it is important to secure the legal help of a DUI attorney who can
defend your rights. Read more
about first time DUI.
If this is your second DUI in Kansas, you may face harsh penalties that
include jail time, heavy fines and license suspension. There are various
legal options that can be pursued to help you avoid these penalties, so
contact our firm today. Read more
about second DUI.
As of July 2011, the state of Kansas changed the definition of a felony
DUI. Now, the court will consider factors such as prior DUI convictions
and more to determine if your DUI will be charged as a felony or misdemeanor.
about felony DUI.
Field Sobriety Tests
Kansas law enforcement officers use three different field sobriety tests
to determine if someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. If
you have failed any of these tests, a lawyer from our firm can provide
you with effective legal defense to challenge the test results. Read more
about field sobriety tests.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you will have to defend your rights
in both an administrative hearing and a court hearing. Administrative
hearing officers have the legal power to revoke your driver's license,
but an experienced lawyer from our firm will aggressively defend your
rights. Read more
about administrative hearing.
If you are under investigation for DUI, it is likely that the police officer
will ask you to undergo chemical testing. The state of Kansas uses breath
tests, blood tests and urine tests to determine BAC in those accused of
DUI. A lawyer from Martin & Wallentine can challenge your test results
if you have failed a chemical test. Read more
about chemical testing. The Kansas Supreme Court made a huge decision regarding 8-1025, the
criminalization of refusing to take a chemical test.
Transporting Open Container
It is against Kansas Statue to drive with openned bottles/cans of alcohol.
Driver's License Suspension
After you have been charged with a DUI offense, you only have a 14 day
period in which you can make a written request for an administrative hearing.
At this hearing, a DUI attorney from our firm will help you prevent the
automatic driver's license suspension that usually results after a
DUI is given. Read more
about driver's license suspension.
Defending your rights against a DUI accusation is a key part of avoiding
serious and life-changing penalties. Our law firm has helped hundreds
of clients build strong and effective defense cases regardless of their
charges, and we are capable of helping you as well. Read more
about DUI defense.
Are you looking to clear your record of a previous DUI conviction? A DUI
offense can affect the rest of a person's life, and our firm provides
the legal representation needed to successfully clear your record. We
are prepared to argue your case before court, so call today. Read more
about DUI expungement.
DUI Involving Accidents
Were you involved in a DUI that led to an accident? If so, you may be
imprisoned and face other harsh penalties if you are convicted. It is
extremely important that you do not speak to anyone until you secure the
help of a talented DUI lawyer. Read more
about DUI involving accidents.
The state of Kansas has guidelines that determine the penalties and sentences
for various DUI offenses. If you or someone you know has recently been
arrested for a DUI, you need to take action immediately to protect your
rights and your future. Read more
about DUI sentencing.
How to Beat a DUI
There are numerous arguments that can be made against your DUI charges.
At our firm, we are intimately familiar with the defense strategies that
have proven effective in the past, and we will fight for your rights both
in and out of the courtroom. Read more
about how to beat a DUI.
The Intoxilyzer 8000 is used by law enforcement officers and agencies
throughout the state of Kansas to determine the blood alcohol content
of drivers. Recent cases have brought to light several inconsistencies
with this instrument, and an attorney from our firm can help you challenge
a DUI charge that resulted from an Intoxilyzer reading. Read more
about Intoxilyzer 8000.
Kansas DUI Statute
The new Kansas DUI Statute that was put into effect by the legislature
on July 1, 2011. An expert attorney at our firm can explain the details
and logistics of this Statue and how it relates to your charges. Read more
about Kansas DUI Statute.
Leaving the Scene
If you or someone you know has been charged for leaving the scene of an
accident, it is imperative that you quickly obtain the legal counsel of
a qualified Kansas DUI attorney. Charges for leaving the scene can be
added to other charges such as felony DUI or DUI involving accidents.
about leaving the scene.
A preliminary breath test is widely used by Kansas police officers during
a DUI investigation on the streets. This test confirms the field sobriety
test results by estimating the blood alcohol content. This device is smaller
than the Intoxilyzer 8000 and is not as reliable. Read more
Have you been charged for violating your probation? If you are found to
be guilty of probation violation, you will face consequences such as jail
time, additional fines and probation revocation. A DUI defense lawyer
from our firm can fight for you in court to help you avoid these penalties.
about probation violation.
There are DUI check points, known as sobriety checkpoints, set up randomly
on Kansas roadways to test suspect drivers for drunk driving. These roadblocks
are usually set up late at night or early in the morning, and police officers
will usually stop every vehicle or use a random pattern to stop vehicles.
about sobriety checkpoint.
Terms and Definitions
Our legal team at Martin & Wallentine has compiled a list of important
terms and definitions related to DUI charges and DUI cases. Read more
about terms and definitions.
Those who are charged with a DUI under the age of 21 will face particularly
harsh penalties if they are convicted. A DUI offense can significantly
impact your future because it will go on your criminal record. The courts
in Kansas prosecute underage DUI aggressively, and it is wise to enlist
the help of a DUI lawyer. Read more
about underage DUI.
DUI Attorney Serving Kansas
As successful trial lawyers, we have experience in all local DUI courts
in Kansas. With over 25 years of combined experience, we have dealt with
the same prosecutors and judges in the Olathe area and have handled many
cases in them. Our impressive
case results speak for themselves. Many people believe that if you have been accused
of drunk driving, you will be convicted. This is far from the truth. There
are many defense tools available to you right now that you may not be
aware of until you speak with an attorney from our firm.
Finding the right lawyer is a key part of succeeding with your case and at Martin & Wallentine,
we will fight tirelessly for your rights after a drunk driving arrest.
Call our firm today for a free consultation so that an experienced criminal
defense lawyer can begin assisting you immediately.
Contact a Kansas DUI attorney from the firm today in order to better understand your best course of action.We practice extensively and have represented hundreds of clients throughout
Johnson County and cities including Olathe, Blue Springs, Gardner, Lenexa,
Overland Park, Shawnee, Leawood, and Kansas City.