September 16, 2021
Juris Law & Mediation, LLC works in criminal areas such as DUI (1st or 2nd offense), traffic tickets or traffic citations, minor in possession, and drug tickets – which we refer to as “criminal lite.” If you find yourself in a situation where a DUI, traffic citation, MIP, or drug ticket has been issued, please contact our team to help you.
DUI, or driving under the influence, is a crime in all 50 states. However, how the crime is handled depends on the state. Kansas has some of the strictest laws regarding DUI. In both Kansas and Missouri, the alcohol threshold for DUI is .08%, with even lower levels for minors and the operation of commercial vehicles. Penalties include jail, fines, and restrictions or suspension of driving privileges. An attorney at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC can help if you are charged with a first or second DUI, with the goal of the best possible outcome to an unfortunate situation.
Traffic citations can be costly and can have adverse effects on insurance costs and on your driving privileges. A criminal attorney can help guide you through this process. Traffic citations result in points against your driver’s license in Missouri, and in Kansas, more than three citations in a 5 year period can result in a suspension of driving privileges. There are often ways to reduce a citation to a non-moving violation, which means no points on the license or no report to the licensing authority or increase in your insurance premiums.
Another reason to hire an attorney is if you are issued a drug ticket. The possession and consumption of any amount of drugs is illegal in Kansas and Missouri. However, for the possession of small amounts of marijuana, the usual result is a citation, rather than immediate arrest. This is because these are considered misdemeanors. There are usually ways to avoid further problems including diversion, suspended imposition of sentence, and other options.
Minor in possession tickets can be detrimental to young adults and teens who made a bad choice that should not define their future. The attorneys at Juris can help you navigate the criminal legal system in municipal or county courts to minimize the potential damage to your record, and your reputation with the community now and in the future.
The team at Juris Law & Mediation, LLC have helped so many people with these types of problems and look forward to helping you. Our clients have the benefit of a no-nonsense approach to solving legal problems, even in criminal areas. We are ready to help you navigate the sometimes rough waters of your legal issues today. If you are in the Kansas City Metro, Johnson County, KS or Olathe, KS and are in need of a general practice attorney, contact us today to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call us at (913) 764-8844 with any questions you have regarding your case.