Kansas Legislature Considering Changes to DUI Laws

The Kansas Legislature is considering some changes to DUI laws for 2015. One proposal would cut to five years the time that must have passed before a person can petition a court for expungement of a DUI conviction from seven or ten years to just five years after probation has passed. The purpose is to allow people who have been convicted of DUI to better find employment after they have completed probation successfully.

The Kansas Senate also proposed an amendment to current DUI laws that would create a special driver's license for people convicted of DUI and required to maintain an ignition interlock device on their vehicle when driving. 'It will look just like a regular driver's license, but it will say DUI on it, that way police know without a doubt that you're on a resticted license for DUI.' said Senator Greg Smith, R-Overland Park. Currently, drivers are denied the plastic hard copy drivers license while on a DUI/ Interlock restriction and must carry a paper license during that time-frame.

Kansas DUI laws are complex and changing constantly,contact a DUI lawyer from our office for help.

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