To contact a Johnson County traffic attorney: call 913-764-5010 or email info@JoCoTraffic.com
Every Mission, Kansas Driving While Suspended/Revoked (DWS) conviction carries a minimum, mandatory jail term. Please call our attorneys today to discuss options that may keep you out of jail and keep the driving while suspended from affecting your driving record.
A driving while suspended charge in Mission, Kansas is not a mere minor traffic infraction, but instead is a very serious charge that carries with it substantial penalties. These penalties include mandatory jail time, hundreds of dollars in fines, an additional suspension to your driver's license, insurance cost increases and other potential penalties.
Fortunately, our Johnson County traffic attorneys may be able to negotiate for an amendment, diversion, or possible dismissal of your Mission, Kansas driving while suspended/revoked charges. Our traffic lawyers regularly negotiate with the Mission Municipal Prosecutors to secure amendments or diversions to driving while suspended/revoked cases. These amendments and diversions operate to either amend the charges to a non-moving traffic violation that will not be reported to the Kansas Department of Revenue, or in the case of diversions, will actually dismiss the driving while suspended charges typically after a period of compliance.
The Mission driving while suspended/revoked laws require mandatory jail time no matter the surrounding circumstances. This means that being found guilty of a first time driving while suspended/revoked charge requires a jail sanction even if your driving record is otherwise "clean." A first time driving while suspended charge is considered a class 'B' misdemeanor, which can carry up to a six month jail sentence. Any subsequent driving while suspended charge is considered a class 'A' misdemeanor, which can carry an entire year jail sentence.
Many individuals that receive a citation for driving while suspended are completely unaware that their licenses where suspended. This is often the result of a misplaced parking ticket or some other municipal citation that was not fully resolved. The citation information is sent to the Kansas Department of Revenue, which will suspend your license and only send notice of the suspension to their last address of record. The Kansas Department of Revenue does not need to prove you actually received the notice of suspension, only that they mailed it to your address on record.
Not knowing that your license is suspended is not typically an effective legal defense. Please call our law firm at (913) 764-5010 to speak to a Mission, Kansas about your driving while suspended/revoked charges. Our office is located at 104 E. Poplar, a little more than a block north of the Johnson County District Courthouse, and a fairly short drive from the Mission Municipal Court.