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Kansas House bill will impact repeat DUI offenders when finalized

The motivation and meaning behind laws is more than just telling people what to do. Many laws are passed with the hope of keeping people safe and ensure a good quality of life of every Olathe resident. However, sometimes people make mistakes and are accused of breaking the law. One bill in the Kansas House is prepped to pass into law and the outcome would affect repeat DUI offenders.

A DUI conviction has lasting consequences

Driving home after having a few drinks may not seem like a big deal. After all, it's only a few blocks, and you have driven it countless times. In fact, you may have driven home before when you were in worse shape, and you made it home without an arrest or an accident. For these reasons, you may feel like a DUI arrest is not a big deal. You will pay your fine, and it will be over.

Breathalyzer tests, your rights and refusing one

DUIs and DWIs have become so common that it seems like every third person has either experienced one themselves or knows someone well who has experienced one. DUIs and DWIs are not like the same charges of 20 years ago, there have been several changes in legislation in an attempt to crack-down on drunk driving behavior and to prevent it. However, people are human and mistakes can happen. So, how does a person deal with a breathalyzer test?

The financial side of a DUI

Being accused of a drunk driving offense is a very serious matter. Your reputation will take a huge hit not only with your friends and family, but professionally you could lose your job or lose out on employment opportunities. There are many other consequences to a drunk driving charge as well. You will lose your license, and the process to renew it in the wake of a DUI can be lengthy and difficult. In addition, the legal consequences for a DUI are immense -- ranging from ignition interlock and probation, to jail time.

Be alert if an officer asks you to take a field sobriety test

If you are enjoying a night out with friends, and determine you have had too much alcohol to drink in order to drive home safely, you may decide to rely on a transportation service to provide your ride home. However, even if you imbibe only a glass of wine with dinner, it's no guarantee you won't run into trouble when driving home later. In fact, there are people who have faced serious legal problems when police accuse them of drunk driving and they did not consume alcohol.


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