Can Your Smart Phone Help You During a DUI Investigation?

Today, many Kansans have their cellphones with them whenever they drive. But how can a motorist best use their smart phones if and when they’re stopped, investigated and even ultimately arrested for DUI? In Kansas, when you are stopped, investigated and subsequently arrested for driving under the influence, you have certain Constitutional and statutory rights […]

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Missouri DWI Law – What Is a DUID?

In Missouri, a DWI stands for driving while intoxicated and is often used interchangeably with the term “DUI,” or driving under the influence. DUID stands for driving under the influence of drugs; as opposed to the more frequent charge of DUI for alcohol. A driver can be charged with a DUID if his or her […]

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How long does a DUI stay on your record in MO?

Drivers convicted of a first time DUI in Missouri can expunge that DUI after it has been on their records for at least 10 years. The new DUI laws in MO that take effect on Jan. 1, 2017 are written to include intoxication related boating offenses as also eligible for expungement. Under Missouri law (RSMO […]

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DWI Enhancement in Missouri

Penalty enhancements for driving while intoxicated in Missouri come in a two forms: increased punishments for those accused of driving with higher blood alcohol content (BAC); and increased penalties for prior or repeat offenders. The revised statutes of Missouri (rsmo) describe the current laws and penalties for each of the repeat offender categories. It is […]

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Sentencing Alternatives: Imprisonment and Probation in Kansas

When a client charged with a serious crime sits down with his or her defense attorney to assess the best options in their case, one of the first questions often asked is: “How much time will I get?” If a plea deal is either on the table or a desirable option, the question is really […]

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When is DWI a Felony in Missouri?

In Missouri, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) conviction can be classified as a felony if the individual is a repeat offender or causes serious injury or death to others. We have a list outlining the Missouri DWI penalties. A DWI felony conviction can result in prison time, substantial financial penalties, ineligibility for military service, ineligibility to […]

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Supreme Court Says Warrant-less Breathalyzers Ok, But Not Implied Consent Blood Tests

  In a surprisingly one-sided decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-1 on June 23 that vehicle operators may be subjected to a breathalyzer test without a warranted court order as a search incident to the arrest. The decision hinged on the definition of “unreasonable” in the context of the Fourth Amendment, which states that […]

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SCOTUS Allows Illegally Obtained Evidence in Court

In a decision that has many in the legal community stunned, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 5-3 decision that evidence obtained as a result of an illegal detainment and search can still be admitted towards prosecuting a crime if the suspect has an outstanding warrant. During a routine DUI checkpoint, for instance, […]

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What to Expect in Court for a Kansas DUI

Anyone facing DUI charges in Kansas would benefit from knowing more about how their case will be handled once they arrive at their court date. While every county or municipality may have different ways of handling the procedure, what follows is a general outline of what to expect. Initial Hearing After being charged with a […]

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Defending Against Kansas Marijuana Possession

Even though an increasing number of states across the nation are starting to pass marijuana decriminalization laws, marijuana laws in Kansas are still quite strict. If charged and convicted of any of the state’s extensive laws, you could be in for a rough time with the legal system. However, that does not mean you are […]

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