Marijuana Possession Charge amended to Jay Walking


Diversion Revocation avoided after successful negotiations

May 2017

Client placed on diversion for DUI in November 2016.  A motion to revoke diversion filed in December 2016 following 2 consecutive positive tests for marijuana during random testing.  Client admitted to probation office that he smoked marijuana after signing the diversion, but had quit shortly thereafter.  The state moved to revoke the diversion based on the positive tests and his admission.  The State initially refused to reinstate the diversion, standing firm in their policy against negotiating when positive UAs are submitted after diversion had started.  After meeting with the prosecutor on several occasions to discuss resolution of the violations, the state agreed to withdraw the motion if the defendant agreed to participate in the Weekend Intervention Program, a 2-day "in custody" program designed to help with addiction-related issues.  In the end both sides take satisfaction as the Agreement remains intact and the defendant suffers additional, albeit meaningful, penalties via the WIP class.

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: JOCO

Matt McLane

Matt McLane was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved to Pittsburg, Kansas in 1980 where he attended middle school, high school and college. Upon graduation from PSU in 1992, Matt moved back to Topeka where he attended Washburn University law school. Upon graduation, he moved to Overland Park and worked in a small firm handling DUI and traffic cases. He opened the McLane Law Firm in April 2011 and has built his firm on a strong referral base and solid reputation.

McLane Law Firm

Matt McLane has been defending individuals charged with DUI, traffic and criminal offenses since his graduation from Washburn University Law School in 1996. Licensed in the states of Kansas and Missouri. Mr. McLane specializes in DUI and criminal defense throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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