Overland Park DUI Lawyer
Defending Clients on DUI Charges in Overland Park Since 1993
Charged with a Criminal Complaint , DUI or DWI in Overland Park, Kansas?
Once you have posted bond you will receive a citation with the initial
Court date on the front. Take a breath, get your car out of the tow lot
if necessary; weigh your options, and then call an experienced Overland
Park DUI Lawyer. Get informed, and take action to preserve your rights.
Charged With DUI in Overland Park: Request a Kansas Drivers License Hearing
within Ten Days
Your court date may be four to six weeks away, but some rights, such as
the right to contest the potential suspension or revocation of your Kansas
Driving Privileges when charged with DUI, expire within ten business days/
fourteen calendar days of being served with the DC-27 form (Pink Form).
The possible suspension or revocation of your Kansas Drivers License is
a separate matter from the criminal case in Overland Park Municipal Court. The administrative hearing request must also be accompanied by a $50.00
fee. Read the fine print: failure to enclose the $50.00 fee with a written
request will result in that request being denied.
When you hire the Law Offices of Charles R. Green the first step we take
on your behalf is to request that an administrative hearing be held; this
preserves your right to contest the potential suspension of your Kansas
Driving Privileges and also importantly allows you to continue to drive
in Kansas until a Drivers License Hearing can be held.
Fighting the Criminal DUI Charges in Overland Park Municipal Court
It is important to realize that the best thing that you can do for yourself
is to assess your case and move quickly. The processes involving
DUI cases are complex and and DUI law and protocol in Kansas change constantly.
The process can be unforgiving to people who do not become informed and
exercise their rights. You may have even been told by the arresting officer
that a DUI is not a serious matter and that you don't need to consult
with an attorney. Nothing could be further from the truth. You cannot
afford to step forward without the proper amount of legal consultation
and representation; it is important that you have an experienced attorney
on your side that you can truly trust.
Most DUI Lawyers in Overland Park including my office charge nothing for
the initial consultation regarding your case.
At the Law Offices of Charles R. Green, their legal team understands
what to do first following a DUI, regardless of whether it was in
Missouri. You can be confident that if you work with their firm that they will
be relentless in their efforts to protect your rights, regardless of whether
you're facing charges for a
first time DUI,
felony DUI or a
BWI. They are also able to help clients who are charged with
leaving the scene, have cases
implied consent refusal of a
breath or blood test, or failed a
field sobriety test.
Why hire a DUI defense lawyer?
Your future will be on the line in the time following a criminal charge.
Criminal charges can affect employment prospects, student loan eligibility,
insurance rates, etc. Having to face something of this nature can be confusing,
overwhelming and terrifying, regardless of whether you were subjected to an
unlawful police stop, are fighting to keep your license at a
driver's license hearing or if you have been charged with
driving while suspended, you can breathe easier knowing that you have a seasoned criminal defense
attorney on your side fighting to defend your rights.
Contact an Overland Park DUI lawyer at our firm as soon as possible to learn more about how the firm can help
you to defend your rights in a criminal case involving a DUI.
Overland Park Municipal Court Information:
The Municipal Court of Overland Park is the judicial branch of the City,
handling all traffic, misdemeanor and city code violations. There is no
right to a jury trial in Overland Park, all trials are held in front of
a Judge, and are governed by the Kansas Rules of Evidence and the Code
of Municipal Courts. Appeals from Overland Park are made to Johnson County
District Court in Olathe, Kansas.
The Overland Park Municipal Court hears cases involving DUI, Misdemeanor
Possession of Drugs (Marijuana or other controlled substances), Possession
of Drug Paraphernalia, Stealing or Shoplifting (Misdemeanor Theft) cases,
Patronizing or Soliciting Prostitution, Driving While Suspended or Revoked,
Traffic Ordinance Violations including Speeding, Reckless Driving, No
Insurance, and other Traffic Violations.
According to Overland Park's Website, the City Prosecutor's Office
filed 619 DUI cases in 2016, 571 Drug cases were filed, more than 500
Theft cases were processed, and more than 28,000 traffic citations were
issued. The Caseload Summary for 2016 was a total of 33,426 cases filed,
an overall decrease of -23% from 2015.
Overland Park Municipal Information
The City of Overland Park traces its origins back to 1905 when founder
William B. Strang, Jr. arrived, bought land and began planning subdivisions
along a former military road. One of these subdivisions he named 'Overland
Park' and the name has stuck ever since. The Wright Brothers made
Overland Park the site for their first airplane flight west of the Mississippi
on December 24 of 1909 and over 100,000 turned up to witness the exhibition.
Overland Park was incorporated as a first-class city on May 20, 1960 and
today is the second-largest city in Kansas, with a population of 184,823
and is the largest suburb of Kansas City. Major employers include Sprint,
YRC Worldwide, and Black and Veatch. The Oak Park Mall is the largest
enclosed mall in Kansas or Missouri. Overland Park attractions include
the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, the Scheels Overland
Park Soccer Complex, as well as the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead,
recognized as one of the top ten tourist destinations in the Kansas City
Area. Overland Park was recently named by Money Magazine as one of the
Best Places to Live 2016.
Overland Park Court Resources:
Official Site for Overland Park
DUI Information Center
About Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Municipal Court
12400 Foster St
Overland Park, KS 66213
(913) 327-5760 (Fax)