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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 aboutfirst time DUI.
  • Second 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.
  • Felony 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. Read more 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.
  • Administrative Hearing - 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.
  • Chemical Testing - 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.
  • DUI Defense -Defending your rights against a DUI accusation is a key part of avoiding serious and life-changing penalties.
  • DUI Expungement - 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.
  • DUI Sentencing - 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.
  • Intoxilyzer 8000 - 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. Read more about leaving the scene.
  • PBT - 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 about PBT.
  • Probation Violation - 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. Read more about probation violation.
  • Sobriety Checkpoint - 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. Read more 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.
  • Underage DUI - 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.

Kansas DUI Statutes

Read Kansas state statutes regarding DUI to learn more:

In addition, K.S.A. 8-1015 allows a person to apply to have their driver license suspension modified. If granted, it allows the person to drive, with restrictions, so long as an ignition interlock is installed. The wait time is either 45 days or 90 days, depending on the specific situation.

And, under K.S.A. 8-1014, Kansas has a harsh driver license punishment when a person fails or refuses to submit to a breath or blood test during a drinking and driving investigation.

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.

Contact a Kansas DUI attorney from the firm today in order to better understand your best course of action. Call for a free consultation so that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can begin assisting you immediately.

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.

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