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Driving While Suspended Dismissed

Driver charged with Driving While Suspended following a traffic stop based on a seat belt violation.  Driver was suspended due to  previous DUI arrest.  Case was set for trial after plea discussions with the prosecutor broke down.  Central issue was whether the car stop was reasonable since the stop occurred at night and officer's view of the driver was hindered by darkness.  Driver claimed he was wearing seat belt while driving but had unfastened it prior to officer approaching his window so he could retrieve items from the interior glove box.  At trial, officer testified he observed the driver and that he did not see a seatbelt across driver's chest.  On cross-examination, officer admitted the shoulder strap of the belt "could have" blended with the driver's shirt and thus not clearly visible, especially at night.  We attacked the officer's credibility in closing statement  and the Judge agreed that the stop based solely on a seat belt violation was unreasonable.  The prosecutor dismissed both charges in court.  Case closed.

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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.

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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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