Marijuana Possession Charge amended to Jay Walking


DWI amended to Defective Equipment for small fine

August 2017

Client charged with DWI after being found sleeping in his car at an intersection in Missouri; Client took field sobriety tests and did well; he refused the Preliminary Breath test (PBT) and was placed under arrest.  He was otherwise cooperative with police.  At the station he refused the breath test. He was charged with DWI and Open Container after two empty bottles were found in his.  I was able to get the DWI amended to Defective Equipment and the open container charge amended to Littering.  The client used his bond to pay the fines of $550.  No probation ordered.  Client applying for citizenship status in the US and therefore avoided some of the complications that would have occurred with a plea of guilty to the DWI.  I used the facts of the case, namely his good performance on the field testing, as well as the officer's missteps in the arrest process in achieving a very favorable plea agreement.  The client was happy and can proceed with his citizenship application with a clear conscience.   

Practice area(s): DUI / DWI

Court: Missouri

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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