The laws in Kansas addressing DUI and Driver’s License Suspension have changed dramatically in recent years. Be sure you know exactly what you are facing and what the best defense strategies in your case are before waiving any of your important rights.
Johnson County, Kansas DUI Defense Lawyer Paul D. Cramm
There are many ‘municipalities’ in Johnson County, Kansas: Olathe, Overland Park, Merriam, Mission, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood, Prairie Village, Mission, Mission Hills, Fairway, Westwood, DeSoto and Gardner. Each of these municipalities has their own police force and their own Municipal Court system. Although the DUI laws in the State of Kansas are a matter of statute, it is very important to hire a lawyer who has experience defending DUI clients in each of these cities. It is important to hire a DUI Defense Lawyer who knows the prosecutors and the judges in each of these communities, knows how they prosecute alcohol driving offenses, and how they tend to rule on contested evidentiary issues. It is important to hire a lwyer who has tried cases and argued contested evidentiary motions to the Judge you will be facing. If you are facing DUI charges, now is not the time to hire a young or inexperienced lawyer who is just finding his or her way around the differing court systems in the numerous municipalities in Johnson County, Kansas, and may have never actually tried a case to the Judge who will be deciding the issues in your case.
Experienced and Skilled DUI Defense
I am an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense. I regularly attend Continuing Legal Education courses devoted exclusively to cutting edge strategies for the effective defense of alcohol related driving offenses. I have had the pleasure of lecturing for the National College for DUI Defense at their week-long Summer Session at Harvard University. As an effective and experienced trial defense attorney, I investigate and evaluate charges and evidence, looking for every opportunity to move to suppress the evidence and reduce or have the charges dismissed. I handle all aspects of DUI/DWI cases, including:
- Implied Consent
- Criminal DUI Penalties
- Diversion and Treatment
- Driver’s License Suspension
The penalties for a DUI in Kansas include fines, jail time, court-ordered suspension of your driving privileges and requirement of installing an Ignition Interlock device on your vehicle. The severity of the penalty depends on if you have any prior drunk driving convictions from any state or jurisdiction, or if you have previously participated in a diversion program for DUI or DWI. Under the current version of K.S.A. 8-1567 Courts now treat DUI occurrences more than 10 years old differently than occurrences within the last 10 years prior to the current charge.
Watch this video to learn how Paul Cramm defends DUI and DWI defense and to see why you need his representation in your Kansas City Drunk Driving case.
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