DWI / DUI

Reducing Impact on your Life

duiIf you’ve been arrested for a DUI (Kansas) or DWI (Missouri), it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DWI or DUI attorney immediately. Being charged with a DUI/DWI can have a severe impact on your life including significant fines, jail time and the loss of your driving privileges. The legal process can be difficult, confusing and costly to someone without a legal advocate, and certain aspects of a DUI/DWI case require immediate and timely action. If you want the help of an experienced DWI and DUI attorney to guide your way and protect your rights, contact the Grover Law Firm for a free consultation.

Your Dedicated Advocate

It is important to have a DWI or DUI attorney that is dedicated to your defense and has extensive experience in the field of DUI/DWI defense.  

Mark Grover stays up-to-date the latest tactics and issues through ongoing training classes and seminars.  Moreover, Mark Grover is a member of the nationally recognized and prestigious National College for DUI Defense.  He has recently completed the National College of DUI Defense’s signature program conducted at Harvard Law School and continues to stay involved in their research and seminars.

Hardship License Eligibility

ignitioninterlockdeviceKansas now allows drivers to apply for a limited driving privilege (hardship) license if your driving privileges have been suspended for at least one year.You must apply to the Division of Vehicles to see if you are eligible to have your driving privilege suspension modified to a restriction to operating a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device for limited driving purposes. There are a couple of different situations in which you could be eligible to apply for a hardship license. If your suspension results came from a refusal of a chemical test, you must wait until your 90 day suspension is up. Once the suspension is up, then you can apply to the Division of Vehicles for a hardship license and the right for your driving privileges to be restricted. If your license is suspended due to a test failure or an alcohol or drug related conviction, you can apply for a hardship license and for your driving privileges to be restricted after you serve your 45 days of license suspension.

Kansas DUI Penalties 

First DUI: Classified as a Class B Misdemeanor

  • Jail – Minimum 48 consecutive hours in jail with a maximum of up to six months jail time.
  • Fine – Maximum $1000; Also, court costs and additional court and probation related fees.
  • Probation – A one year probation including a required drug and alcohol evaluation, certain drug, alcohol and lifestyle restrictions and mandatory classes.

Second DUI: Classified as a Class A Misdemeanor

  • Jail – Mandatory minimum underlying sentence is 90 days in jail with a maximum of one year of incarceration.
  • Fine – Maximum $1500; Also, court costs and additional court and probation related fees.
  • Probation – A one year probation including a mandatory five day imprisonment with many lifestyle restrictions, and mandatory classes.

Overview

The administrative suspension of a driver’s license is an entirely separate and equally important matter from criminal charge of DUI or DWI. Your driving privileges can be suspended from a minimum of 30 days up to the rest of your life, depending on your prior history. Requesting an administrative hearing is an extremely time sensitive matter - you will not automatically be given a hearing to contest the suspension of your driving privileges.

Criminal Penalties

First DUI: Classified as a Class B Misdemeanor

  • Jail – Up to 6 months jail time.
  • Fine – Not more than $500.
  • Probation – At the discretion of the court.

Second DUI: Classified as a Class A Misdemeanor

  • Jail – Up to 1 year, with a minimum of 5 days served unless a minimum of 30 days community service is served.
  • Fine – Not more than $1,000.
  • Probation – Not allowed for prior and persistent offenders unless a minimum of 30-60 days of community service are served.

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DWI and DUI Attorney

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI (Kansas) or DWI (Missouri), it is in your best interest to contact an experienced DWI or DUI attorney immediately. Being charged with a DUI/DWI can have a severe impact on your life.

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