Arrested for a DUI in Kansas? What do I do now?
What to do if you have been arrested for a DUI in Kansas?
1. Take a Deep Breath, and Calm Down!
If you’ve been arrested for DUI or
drunk driving in Kansas, you’re probably pretty shaken up. But it's important to know that many others have been in your exact situation, and much worse situations. It is possible to make it through this without too much damage to your life, career, and family. It is also possible to keep out of jail, and keep your
driver's license. So take a deep breath, calm down, and don't be too hard on your self. There is hope, and there is a way to minimize the damage.
2. Find an Experienced Attorney you are comfortable working with.
Ask friends and family for DUI lawyer referrals. Research
DUI attorneys on
Google. Call your top few choices and set up consultations, most attorneys will do consults for free. Ask them how familiar they are with the court in your case, and if they know the prosecutors. Ask them how often they take their
DUI cases to trial? Do they also handle driver's license issues? Go over what there fee is and what all it covers? Check out their
case results and
3. Request a Driver's License Hearing!
At the time of arrest, the officer confiscated your driver’s license, and later gave you a (Pink Sheet) Temporary License known as a DC-27. The Temporary License expires in 30 days, along with your ability to drive, unless you take immediate action within 14 days. An experienced
DUI lawyer will quickly contact the Kansas Department of Revenue to request a Driver's License hearing to defend your driving privileges. In many cases your attorney can help you keep your right to drive.
4. Follow your Attorney's Advice.
If you have followed the steps above and hired an experienced DUI lawyer who has handled similar DUI cases in your area, you can now relax and let them do their job. They’ll tell you what they need from you. Take notes during meetings and phone calls, and always confirm “next steps” with follow-up emails in order to maintain clear communications and expectations.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your case personally with Robert Gigstad, call his office at
(913)735-9529 to schedule a
free case evaluation or
contact him via email..