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Second DUI for Kansas Mother Involves Tragedy

By Martin & Wallentine  Mar. 23, 2012 3:49p

A 40-year-old woman from Ottawa, Kansas had pleaded no contest in December to charges related to a devastating accident. The woman, T.P., had been driving her children while under the influence of alcohol. She parked the car at their home and got out of the vehicle. Her 4-year-old son had also gotten out of the car when it began rolling backwards. The car rolled over the young boy seriously injuring him. Despite the best efforts of those treating him, he died of his injuries. T.P. was charged with child endangerment and her second DUI offense. She was recently sentenced and will serve one year in prison and has been fined $1,000 for drunk driving. Are you in need of skilled defense for charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Contact a Kansas DUI attorney right away to find out about your rights and legal options.

About 2nd DUI Charges

A second DUI charge can result in substantial penalties if a conviction is obtained. Punishment can include driver’s license suspension, hefty fines and imprisonment. A second drunk driving conviction within five years of the first can mean that your license will be suspended for five years and it may be required that an ignition interlock device be installed in your vehicle after the suspension is up. The Kansas legal system comes down hard on alleged second-time offenders of DUI laws so make sure you have a strong advocate aggressively backing you up.

Kansas DUI Attorney for Second DUI Charges

If you have been charged with a second DUI then it is crucial that you get the help of a knowledgeable DUI defense attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer with us at Martin & Wallentine has successfully represented clients in a variety of drunk driving cases throughout Kansas including Kansas City, Olathe, Shawnee, Gardner, Lenexa, Leawood and surrounding areas. It is important to act quickly in a DUI case because you will be facing severe penalties that could affect your driving privileges and your freedom. We work hard on the client’s behalf to challenge the offenses leveled against him or her. Our goal is to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Speak with a defense lawyer on our dedicated team to find out what we may be able to do for your case.

Contact a Kansas DUI defense lawyer immediately if you have been charged or arrested for a second DUI offense. We may be able to defend you.

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