The Supreme Court in the State of Kansas has passed a landmark decision concerning drunk drivers that will make it more difficult for law enforcement. If a driver passes a sobriety test, even if he or she is sitting in the stench of booze, that person will be free to go. According to Defense Attorney David Langston, this will insure that law enforcement has to have more of a reason to charge someone with DUI than just the smell of alcohol on them. Opponents are worried that while it may keep drivers from being wrongfully harassed it may insure that more drunk drivers will be allowed to get behind the wheel.
While these make tougher standards that law enforcement must follow, sobriety tests may still be administered and enforced and the charge of DUI will still have jail and fine consequences attached.
It is not uncommon for law enforcement to make key mistakes when handling DUI / DWI cases. Sometimes prosecutors can be overzealous in cases and are in a rush to get a conviction. If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI or any other alcohol related offense, call our offices today. Attorney Steven E. Kellis has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in DUI defense law. He has been on both sides of the courtroom both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney so he knows the law.
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