DUI Penalties in Kansas

The State of Kansas is known to be very harsh on those convicted of DUI. The laws are getting tougher with increasing penalties for those that are convicted. Facing DUI charges is a serious matter that can affect the rest of your life. It is crucial that you contact a skilled and knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorney right away to ensure that you are fully defended and your rights protected. Our firm will work diligently to assist you in fighting to avoid the harsh consequences of a DUI conviction. The penalties for a DUI conviction can include:

  • For a first DUI offense you may be facing a minimum of 48 hours or up to 6 months in jail. The fines involved can range from $750 to $1000 and your license may be revoked for 30 days. Afterward, your license restricted for up to a year. If your BAC was more than .15 %, your license will be suspended for one year and you will be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle once driving privileges are restored.
  • A second DUI offense will involve harsher penalties including a minimum of 90 days in jail with a maximum of one year. While you may be able to serve some of your jail time under house arrest, the law calls for a minimum of 48 hours of incarceration. The fines will range from $1,250 to $1,750 along with a one year license suspension. After the suspension, you will have to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
  • A third DUI offense can be classified as a felony and you may spend up to one year in jail. You must serve at least 72 hours in jail prior to any type of release being granted. The fines will range from $1,750 up to $2,500. You will lose your license for one year and you will require an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle before your license can be reinstated.

The court has discretion when it comes to imposing DUI penalties and you will also be facing the possibility of community service, alcohol or addictions treatment or vehicle impoundment. The costs of a DUI conviction are not limited to fines. There will be court costs, the expense of an ignition interlock system and increased insurance rates for years to come. When you consider the possible impact a DUI conviction can have in your life, you may want to fight back, and our firm is prepared to evaluate your case . Attorney Robert C. Gigstad knows how to fight your DUI charges. Our firm will vigorously pursue the results that you are looking for.

Protecting Your Rights Across Kansas in Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Mission Hills, Olathe, Mission, Shawnee, Shawnee Mission Merriam, Roeland Park, Edwardsville, Bonner Springs, Lawrence, and Kansas City, Kansas.  We service Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Douglas County, Miami County, Franklin County, and Anderson County. 

When you contact our firm for your free initial consultation, you will receive the dedicated personal attention that you deserve. We understand that no two cases are the same and at our firm every case and every client is important. Our insightful legal team will methodically investigate your case to determine your best opportunities for defending against the charges. We will aggressively protect your rights and your future every step of the way. We are committed to the principles of integrity and commitment as well as devoting our considerable talent to pursuing favorable case results.

Contact our professional firm to assist you in avoiding the harsh penalties that can result from a DUI conviction in Kansas.


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