Kansas City Expungement Attorney
Kansas DUI Expungement Laws
As of July 2015, the Kansas Legislature reduced the waiting period for
expungement of a first time DUI from 10 years to just 5 years! This amendment
also applies to a conviction for a first-time chemical test refusal. A
second, third, or subsequent DUI conviction or chemical test refusal still
holds a 10-year waiting period, however.
Expungement is a vital and necessary part of good legal representation,
and Steve Schanker has years of success cleaning up arrest and conviction
records for his clients. A person whose record has been expunged can state
to a private employer that he or she has never been arrested, convicted
or diverted for an offense, and such record cannot be disclosed by the
authorities except under very limited circumstances. Expungement of felony
offenses can also restore certain civil rights previously lost as a result
of a conviction. The expungement process begins with an attorney filing
a Petition for Expungement in the county of conviction.
Contact the Kansas City DUI lawyer to get started.
DUI/DWI Expungements in Missouri and Kansas
In Kansas, the threshold requirements for expungement are generally as follows:
Three years have passed since completion of the sentence; or five years
have passed for certain crimes including
driving while suspended, no insurance, and felonies involving a vehicle; five years have passed
for a first-time DUI or chemical test refusal; or ten years have passed
for second or subsequent DUI and chemical test refusal offenses; and
- The petitioner has not been convicted of a felony in the past two years
and no such charges are pending or being instituted against the person; and
- The circumstances and behavior of the petitioner warrant the expungement
as well as it being consistent with the public welfare.
In Missouri, the only offense that may be expunged is a first-time, misdemeanor
DWI offense after ten years with similar qualifications as outlined above.
When you have a prior DUI record and are arrested again for a subsequent
DUI violation, you can risk substantial penalties which can be increased
drastically based on how many
prior DUIs you have on your record. To protect your rights, it is advisable to retain
a Kansas City DUI attorney immediately to determine whether the possibility
of expungement might assist in reducing your
Attorney Steve Schanker has more than 20 years of experience assisting
clients with their DWI cases and can work with you do help you get your
Who Qualifies for Expungement?
Who qualifies for an expungement? Each case is unique and must be reviewed.
The attorney will review your prior record and the current circumstances
in order to determine the best course of action to take. If it appears
you are eligible for an expungement, the firm will file the necessary
legal motions to request that a prior DUI record be expunged. This can
make a 2nd offense appear to be your
first DUI offense, resulting in lower potential penalties. With a proven track record of
success, you can benefit from his years of successful experience. Need
a lawyer for a DUI in Kansas City?
Why risk a higher penalty and possible jail time, including license suspension,
when a seasoned
criminal defense lawyer can aggressively fight for your rights? Call today to find out
how he can help.
Contact a Kansas City expungement lawyer if you are interested in expunging your record and enjoying the benefits
of a clean slate.