Seven Things You Need to Know About DUIs:

Help from an Olathe DUI Attorney

1. If you have been arrested for a DUI, you have two distinct legal problems. The first is a civil proceeding regarding your driver's license. The second problem is the criminal DUI. They both have different legal standards, and the result on each will not influence the other.

2. DUIs are lifetime occurrences and stay on your record forever. A third DUI offense is a felony.

3. You may be asked to take both a preliminary breath test at the scene and a breath test after you are arrested. The preliminary breath test cannot be admitted into evidence at any potential trial.

4. If you plead guilty or are found guilty of a DUI, you will have to get an alcohol evaluation through a court-certified provider prior to sentencing.

5. Almost all DUI arrests are recorded by video. Video is a valuable tool and should always be obtained and reviewed with your lawyer.

6. If you are arrested for a Felony DUI in Johnson County, Kansas, you are likely to be placed on bond supervision. Those bond conditions can include house arrest, random urinalysis and reporting to a probation officer.

7. The national average cost for a DUI is $10,000. The $10,000 cost includes the attorney's fees, fines, lost income and increased insurance premiums. Your cost would be a fraction of that amount.

Contact an Olathe DUI attorney at The Law Office of John Harvell for dedicated legal help and counsel that is tailored to your case.