DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law
There are two parts to a DUI case. There are the Court proceedings regarding the charge of DUI, and then there are the Administrative proceedings regarding your driver's license.
In the Court proceedings, penalties can range form 6 months in jail to 12 months in jail, and fines can range from $1,000.00 to $2,500.00 depending on whether you are facing your first DUI charge or if you have had prior DUI convictions. Also, there are mandatory minimum jail sentences which must be imposed depending, again, on whether your are facing your first DUI charge or if you have had prior DUI convictions. Further, if you have been charged with your third or subsequent DUI, then you will be charged with a felony DUI.
In Administrative proceedings, there will be a determination by an Administrative Judge regarding you driver license privileges in a separate hearing from your Court proceedings. Further, you only have 14 days from the date of your DUI ticket to request a hearing. Failing to request one or losing that hearing will cause your license to be suspended along with other restrictions being imposed on you license depending on whether this is you first DUI charge or if you have had prior DUI convictions. The Kansas Department of Revenue, also, considers whether you submitted to or refused a test regarding your blood alcohol concentration and the results of the test in determining the restrictions that will be imposed on your license.
As you can see DUI cases can have significant consequences, and very are complex. An experienced Attorney is necessary to help you navigate through the complex Court proceedings you are facing as well advising and counseling you on how to proceed with each part of your DUI case. With over 20 years as an experienced DUI Attorney and being awarded one of the 18 best DUI attorneys in the city of Wichita for 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Expertise and one of the top 3 DUI Attorneys by Three Best Rated in 2018, you can trust that I have the necessary legal experience, expertise and competence to effectively represent you in your DUI case. So when you have been accused of a DUI, let me solve your legal problems easily!