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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.

Why Choose John Harvell

  • Nearly 30 years representing clients throughout Kansas

  • Former prosecutor, understanding both sides of the courtoom

  • Highly knowledgeable regarding all major updates to Kansas DUI laws

  • Build compelling defense strategies that more effectively protect my clients' rights

Client Testimonials

  • “The whole case was seen one sided but John luckily fight for my side and got me the outcome that was fair.”

    DE

  • “Mr. Harvell and I worked closely together and created a successful defense on both the driver's license suspension and the DUI charge.”

    DC

  • “I was able to follow his recommendations and get Diversion instead of a potential misdemeanor or felony.”

    DD

  • “I am from a foreign country and was facing deportation. This was a very important result.”

    CK

  • “...the prosecutor agreed to withdraw the motion.”

    CP

  • “After appearing for a hearing to revoke probation, the case was dismissed.”

    RB

  • “He will do everything he can to help your case.”

    DS

  • “After I hired Mr. Harvell, he contacted my witnesses and convinced the prosecution that charges should be dismissed.”

    MM

  • “very reassuring, confident, and personally invested in helping me with the legal issues”

    MW

  • “Thank you for listening to me, my Mom and Sister”

    JP

  • “I am very glad that we went to him with our troubles and would go to him again if we needed to.”

    TB

  • “My husband walked away with a small misdemeanor, and able to come back home.”

    CGR

  • “He was transparent with our strategy and did a nice job communicating with us in regards to the process.”

    DA

  • “This is such a relief. You rock John.”

    RK

  • “When anybody asks me if I know an attorney, I always have and will tell them, John Harvell.”

    CK

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