Substantial changes to the laws governing the issuance and prosecution of DUIs in Kansas took effect on July 1, 2011.  If you were arrested for a DUI in Kansas after July 1, 2011, your rights with regard to the use of ignition interlock devices, driver’s license suspensions and more, are affected.  It is imperative that you know your rights and responsibilities under the law.  For example, you may not understand that if you are arrested for a DUI, you must not only endure the criminal proceedings initiated against you, but you must also work through the administrative processes affecting your ability to maintain your driver’s license.  Once arrested on a DUI charge, you only have fourteen (14) days from the date of your arrest to apply for an Administrative Driver’s License Hearing, which may help save your driving privileges.

 Anyone arrested for a DUI or other crimes associated with DUIs, such as Possession of Controlled Substances, Minor in Consumption (MIC) or Minor in Possession (MIP), should contact an attorney as soon as possible.  Klenda Austerman attorneys can be of assistance in these complex areas of the law and are happy to sit down with you to discuss your case and your rights. For further information, please contact M. Bake Cooper at

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