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Felony DUI amended to a Misdemeanor after driver's criminal history challenged

June 2015

Franklin County vs. DL: In 2015 my client was charged with a felony DUI in a district court.  After careful review of the Journal Entries from the 2 previous DUI convictions, I determined that one of the priors should not be counted based on a lack of clarity whether my client was present at the sentencing, since he never signed the Plea Forms required at sentencing.  The prosecutor agreed to discredit the one prior conviction that lacked clients signature;  As a result, the charge was amended to a DUI-2nd offense.  My client served 2 days in jail and house arrest for 10 days rather than the mandatory minimum 90 days in jail for a felony conviction.  He remains in good standing with the probation office.  The close review of the previous sentencing documents allowed us the opportunity to make the above argument.     

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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