DUI Lawyer Johnson County

DUI Lawyer Johnson County

Have you been charged with Driving Under the Influence ( DUI ) in Johnson County District Court Kansas? Once you have posted bond you will receive a ticket or criminal complaint with the first court date on the front. You want to catch your breath, get your car out of the tow lot if necessary. Weigh your options, and then talk to an experienced Johnson County DUI Lawyer.

Will I Go to Jail for DUI in Johnson County?

If you are convicted of DUI in Johnson County, all levels of DUI used to carry mandatory jail time in Kansas. However in July of 2022 the Kansas Legislature changed the DUI laws in Kansas to no longer require two days in jail or 48 hours of confinement for first-time offenders. However, although not required by law, the Prosecutor may still recommend jail time and Judges may still require you to serve jail time on a first time DUI conviction. A second DUI or third DUI in Kansas still carry mandatory jail requirements if you are convicted of DUI.
How Do I Request a Drivers License Hearing for a DUI in Johnson County?

Your first court appearance in Johnson County District Court may be a month or so away but the clock starts running immediately on your right to contest the possible suspension of your Kansas Driving Privileges. In Kansas you have ten business days or fourteen calendar days (whichever is later in time) from the date of a chemical test failure or test refusal to request a DUI Drivers License Hearing. The Certifying Officer should have served you with a DC-27 (Pink Form) , the date of service is the date listed on this form.

Be sure to read the fine print on the DC-27. An Administrative Driver License Hearing request must be made in writing . Failure to make a timely request will result in the denial of your request for a Drivers License Hearing and almost certainly the automatic suspension or revocation of your Kansas Driving Privileges. When you retain the Law Offices of Charles R. Green one of the first steps we take is to request the Drivers License Administrative Hearing on your behalf. This preserves your right to an in-person hearing where the Officer's actions and any constitutional issues or procedural violations can be reviewed; it also allows importantly allows you to continue driving in Kansas during the process , (provided your license is not otherwise suspended or restricted).

Johnson County Information

Johnson County is has a population of about 550,000, making it the most populous county in Kansas. The county seat is Olathe; Johnson County was the site of contention and fighting between 'Jayhawker' abolitionists and pro-slavery advocates during the period known as 'Bleeding Kansas' . In 1863 during the Civil War, Confederate guerrillas known as 'Quantrill's Raiders' , raided the Johnson County communities of Olathe and Spring Hill, and nearby Lawrence.

Johnson County Resources:

Johnson County Courthouse

150 W. Santa Fe St.

Olathe, Ks., 66061

Phone: 913.715.3400

Johnson County Court Resources: https://courts.jocogov.org

Johnson County Jail: https://www.jocosheriff.org/public-information/inmate-search

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