Marijuana Possession Charge amended to Jay Walking


DUI Dismissed in Merriam, KS

September 2013

City of Merriam vs. JS: Driver stopped after failing to signal lane change as he merged onto highway.  Driver performed field-sobriety tests, refused the Preliminary breath test, and was arrested for suspicion of DUI.  After reviewing the video, we filed a Motion to Dismiss based on lack of evidence of impairment.  Despite initial resistance, the prosecutor eventually agreed that the case did not merit prosecution and filed dismissal papers.  Driver paid a fine on the lane violation charge and was very satisfied with the result.  The driver's license hearing, however, remains pending and based on Kansas law, he could still suffer a suspension of his driver's license despite the dismissal of the criminal charge.  The burden of proof shifts to the driver at this hearing to provide compelling evidence that they were not operating under the influence or that the officer lacked probable cause to arrest at the scene.  I

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Kansas

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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