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 on 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.
KS & MO Criminal Penalties
The criminal penalties for DUI are unlike any other crime in Kansas. It can be very complicated knowing how to calculate the penalties you may face without an experienced DUI attorney. For example, if you have a prior conviction for a DUI, the municipality or state where that prior conviction came from can have a big impact on how the courts will score the current DUI you are facing.
Here are some standard criminal penalties for DUI’s in Kansas, however it’s important to note that each county has its own standard plea deals and sentencing structures for DUIs. Experienced DUI attorney, Mark Grover, will make sure prosecutors have offered you a fair plea. Or, he will fight the charges at trial.
A DUI/DWI carries serious consequences for your driver’s license—even before you plead guilty or are convicted of the DUI. As soon as that citation or arrest occurs, the time starts ticking on certain deadlines relating to your license.
Administrative hearings can be as critical, if not more critical, than the criminal court hearings, because the administrative hearings determine the scope of consequences on your driver’s license. And, certain portions of your administrative hearing can actually impact your criminal case if it goes to trial.
Kansas Hardship License
What Is a Hardship License?
Before you even plead guilty or are convicted of a DUI, your driver’s licenses can be suspended simply upon your DUI arrest. With each DUI in your past, your license will be suspended for a longer, and longer period of time.
If your license has been suspended for a year or more, Kansas allows you to apply for a “hardship license” which gives you limited driving privileges, despite your active suspension. For example, a hardship license might allow you to drive to and from work so that you don’t lose your job. Or, it might allow you to drive to and from your court-ordered alcohol treatment program so that you don’t get a technical probation violation for missing appointments.
If you qualify for a hardship license, you must submit an application to the Division of Motor Vehicles
“Drunk driving contains a far greater risk of violent death than the use or sale of illegal drugs, the societal response to drunk drivers has generally emphasized keeping the person functional and in society, while attempting to respond to the dangerous behavior through treatment and counseling. ”
– Michelle Alexander
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