Can You Beat A DUI In Kansas?

Being charged with drunk driving can send your life into a tailspin. If convicted, you face hefty fines, loss of license and possible jail time. Beyond the immediate criminal penalties, a DUI allegation subjects you to unwelcome public scrutiny.

That's why it's imperative you work with an experienced Kansas attorney who can defend you from DUI, OUI and DWI charges. The attorneys at the Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, have over 30 years' combined experience successfully defending the rights of everyday people from drunk driving allegations.

What You Should Know About DUI Charges

Just because the police have slapped on the cuffs and charged you doesn't mean prosecutors will be able to get a conviction. There is a lengthy legal process between that initial arrest and trial — and an experienced lawyer can challenge the weak aspects of the state's case on your behalf.

At Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, we can argue for dismissal or leniency of your DUI case based on a number of different legal principles. Here a just some of scenarios that may help exonerate you or force prosecutors to cut a deal:

  • Illegal stops: The police must have a reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed to pull you over. If they cannot provide a legitimate reason for the initial stop, the case against you could be dismissed.
  • Weaving isn't a crime: If your vehicle sways while driving, but does not cross a white or yellow line, the police may not have probably cause to make a traffic stop in the first place.
  • Faulty field sobriety tests: The police are trained to administer field tests according to standardized protocol. People with debilitating health conditions, those who are more than 50 pounds overweight and senior citizens are prone to false results.
  • Dash cam video: Police videos have become the new best friends of those charged with drunk driving. If you appear to pass a field sobriety test on video, the police may not have had the legal right to ask you to submit to a blood alcohol concentration test (breath, urine or blood).
  • Faulty breathalyzer results: Science is not exact. Inexperienced breathalyzer administers, medical conditions, acid reflux, rising blood alcohol content and just having food stuck in dental work can influence a breathalyzer reading. Test results can be challenged.

Work With An Experienced Drunk Driving Attorney

At Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, we are ready and able to pull the state's case apart piece by piece. If it does not hold up to legal scrutiny, we will petition the court for a dismissal. In many cases, just weakening the evidence against you can result in state attorneys being willing to come to a suitable plea agreement. If they won't act reasonably, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

If you have been charged with a DUI, OUI or DWI, it's important you have a lawyer who is ready to fight for your rights. Contact Billam & Henderson, LLC Attorneys at Law, today by emailing us online or calling our office in Olathe at 913-782-4030. Every alleged crime is defensible, and we'll fight tooth and nail to help you find out how you can beat a DUI charge.