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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

  • “I have been very pleased with John’s professionalism and understanding and could not have chosen a better lawyer.”

    AH

  • “My work requires a security clearance, and it was very important that I did not receive a conviction for this matter.”

    AT

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

    DA

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

    JP

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

    CGR

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

    RK

  • “He keeps his promises/commitments, and will do everything he can for you.”

    MF

  • “We certainly appreciate you guiding us through this journey.”

    JM

  • “He set up a plan of action which truly saved not just me but my whole family from hardship.”

    AW

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

    MW

  • “Both the driver's license suspension was dismissed and found not guilty DUI.”

    AL

  • “Mr. Harvell filed a Motion to Suppress because of an illegal car search. Prior to trial, the charges were dismissed.”

    TC

  • “gave me time to come up with the money and got all the cases off my record.”

    RD

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

    DE

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

    CK

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