Our DUI law lawyer has helped countless people deal with our court system involving drunk driving charges or injuries from DUI or DWI wrecks. He understands the intricacies of both sides as he has represented both victims of DUI accidents as well as defendants charged with DUI.
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A DUI charge is a serious legal problem; most people plead guilty to the charge and take the penalties imposed by the court. These include jail time, community service, fines, license suspension and usually a term of probation in a first time DUI offense. It is extremely important that you get your case reviewed by a skilled Johnson County DUI attorney from Martin & Wallentine before making a decision, answering questions, or appearing in court. It is possible that your case has flaws or errors, whether in the initial police stop, the testing administration, the testing unit itself, lab procedures or even the arrest procedure.
Kansas DUI Defense lawyer Jerry Wallentine has handled hundreds of DUI cases throughout Johnson County and Johnson County, KS over the last 14 years. He offers personalized and dedicated legal service to clients when they are faced with a stressful and frustrating situation. When you need defense, we work hard to protect your rights and obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
DUI Cases Can Carry Severe Penalties in Kansas
The consequences of a DUI conviction can be extremely severe. Your personal and professional reputation, your job and your family life can be heavily impacted. You owe it to yourself to have your case reviewed by a true legal professional that has the skill and insight to evaluate your case and determine what can be done with regard to your defense.
When it comes to traffic offenses, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is certainly one of the most harshly penalized. Attempting to operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol is extremely dangerous due to the driver's reduced awareness and reflexes. Nevertheless, countless people step behind the wheel every day while intoxicated. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation statistics, 64,682 accidents occurred in Kansas in the year 2019, and 2149 of the wrecks involved alcohol.
In an attempt to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving, law enforcement is often quick to make arrests and press charges for DUI. This means that it is possible to be falsely accused by an overzealous officer.
We carefully review every detail of your case, from the police stop through to the testing procedures, police reports and any video of the event. We know how to find the errors, flaws and holes in the case to bring to the attention of the court. With fast, effective defense work, there are cases that can be dismissed. The burden of proof in any criminal charge lies with the prosecutor. As trial lawyers, we know what can be done to present a case for the defense, fight for a case dismissal, seek alternatives to jail time, a reduced sentence, and all the other potential advantages. Take advantage of our experience and commitment to our clients, and contact our Johnson County DUI lawyers before your case moves further through the system.
Johnson County, KS Attorneys Vastly Experienced in DUI Cases
A member of our skilled legal team could help you find out how to beat a DUI, whether it is by arguing police misconduct in field sobriety tests, or faulty blood alcohol content (BAC) level testing. It is also important to keep in mind that a second DUI offense will result in harsher penalties, and subsequent convictions are usually felony DUI charges.
Aspects of cases involving DUIs we can handle that other firms might not be familiar with include:
- DUI with drugs
- Commercial driver DUI
- Administrative hearing
- Driver's license suspension
- DUI defense strategies
- Underage DUI
- Possession of a Firearm While Under the Influence
- BrAc - Breath Alcohol Content. False Reading on Intoxilyzer 9000
DUI Defense Lawyer in Johnson County, Kansas
At our law firm, our knowledge of the ins and outs of DUI laws has allowed us to handle hundreds of DUI cases throughout Johnson County, KS, including Johnson County, Overland Park, Gardner, Leawood, Shawnee Mission, and Lenexa. We have significant experience in breath tests and blood tests, measuring BAC, and we have been trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. DUI defense is a primary legal focus of our criminal defense lawyer, Jerry Wallentine.
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"Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".Barb
"Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".Joanne from Nebraska