Kansas DUI Laws

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Kansas DUI laws are very specific in outlining the punishments for drunk driving. The state has minimum jail sentences for all levels of conviction, as well as use of ignition interlock devices and required alcohol safety education programs. Interlocks and rehab are expensive, and when combined with the thousands of dollars in fines that may be assessed, a DUI in Kansas can be a costly affair.

A Kansas DUI lawyer, then, may be money well spent. A local attorney can answer questions you have about your case and how state laws apply. As you make decisions about your case you need the best information possible. The choices you make today will affect your life for years to come. A DUI, even years after it occurs, can keep your insurance prices high and may even prevent you from getting a job. Protect your rights by speaking with a Kansas DUI attorney.

Connect with a local DUI lawyer today. Simply fill out the FREE case evaluation form on this page or call, toll-free 877-349-1311.

Kansas DUI penalties are very specific and detailed, especially when it comes to breath test refusals. The penalties increase each time you refuse, building from a one-year suspension of your driver's license to permanent license revocation.

Kansas DUI Penalties

First DUI Conviction

  • 48 hours-6 months in jail
  • $500-1,000 fine
  • 1-year driver's license suspension
  • Up to 100 hours of community service
  • 1-year use of ignition interlock device
  • Completion of alcohol/drug safety education program

Second DUI Conviction

  • 90 days - 1 year in jail
  • $1,000-1,500 fine
  • 2-year use of ignition interlock device
  • 1-year driver's license suspension
  • Completion of drug/alcohol abuse treatment program

Third DUI Conviction

  • Charged as a felony
  • 90 days-1 year in jail
  • $1,500-2,500 fine
  • 3-year use of ignition interlock device
  • 1-year driver's license suspension
  • Completion of drug/alcohol abuse treatment program

Penalties for Breath Test Refusal

  • First refusal: 1-year driver's license suspension and installation of ignition interlock device
  • Second refusal: 2-year driver's license suspension
  • Third refusal: 3-year driver's license suspension
  • Fourth refusal: 10-year driver's license suspension
  • Fifth refusal: Permanent revocation of driver's license

Ask a Kansas DUI Attorney about Your Options

Kansas DUI attorneys can answer questions you might have about state laws or your specific DUI case. To speak with a local DUI attorney today, fill out the free case evaluation form on this page or call us, toll free, at 877-349-1311.

Note: Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on these DUI laws, speak to a local DUI lawyer in the state.

The Kansas DUI penalty list is by no means all-inclusive. DUI penalties may vary based on a variety of factors, including your prior driving record.

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