Marijuana Possession Charge amended to Jay Walking


Misdemeanor DWI charge amended to Lane Violation after raising "Alcohol Absorption Curve Analysis" Evidence before Trial.

May 2016

City of Kansas City MO vs. KD: Client arrested for suspicion of DWI and blew 0.083 on the breath machine at the police station.  Legal limit is 0.08%.  A "breath alcohol curve analysis" was performed by local expert who offered an opinion that driver's BAC (blood alcohol content) was under 0.08% when stopped, but had risen to t0.083% some 40 minutes later when tested by law enforcement.  Argument that driver's BAC was under was accepted by the prosecutor who agreed to amend the charge to a lane violation due to the evidentiary issue we presented pre-trial.  Futhermore, the Missouri Department of Revenue recognized the same BAC issue and dismissed the pending suspension of the driver's license on the same grounds.  Client very satisfied with the results but will have to complete a VIP (Victim Impact Panel) course as part of plea agreement.  Court Costs assessed for the Lane violation and probation fees.   

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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