To contact a Johnson County traffic attorney: call 913-764-5010 or email info@JoCoTraffic.com
Driving without insurance is a misdemeanor offense in Olathe, Kansas, making it a far more serious matter than a simple speeding or traffic ticket. Convictions can lead to jail time, large fines, driver's license suspensions, and other penalties. Fortunately, our Olathe traffic law firm's attorneys can arrange diversions, dismissals, amendments, and advantageous plea agreements for most drivers charged with driving without insurance in Olathe or elsewhere in Kansas.
Most drivers in Johnson County, KS do not realize that a conviction for driving without insurance can lead to jail time, especially for drivers who have been previously cited or convicted of driving without insurance in Olathe, elsewhere in Kansas, or in any other jurisdiction.
Clearly jail time, probation, and house arrest can be a huge inconvenience and disruption to your life. Call one of our firm's Olathe insurance attorneys at (913)764-5010 today to speak to us about your ticket and resolutions which can keep the ticket off of your record and keep you out of jail.
An Olathe driving without insurance conviction can also lead to a driver's license suspension by the Kansas Department of Revenue or another state's driver's license bureau. These suspension can greatly impact your life as they prevent you from legally driving to work, taking care of your children, and living daily life.
If you were pulled over by an Olathe police office and were charged with driving without insurance in Olathe Municipal Court, our law firm's attorney's may be able to help secure an amendment to a non-moving violation, a diversion to the no insurance charge (which can ultimately lead to a dismissal), or some other advantageous resolution which will not lead to jail time, a driver's license suspension, or other serious complications.
Call our Olathe insurance law firm at (913)764-5010 to speak to one of our firm's experienced traffic attorneys about how we can help amend your Olathe no insurance ticket.
One of the worst potential outcomes to an Olathe Municipal Court conviction for driving without insurance is a "habitual violator" designation by the Kansas Department of Revenue's driver control bureau. This designation will trigger a three year license suspension.
Habitual violator designations are controlled by K.S.A. 8-285 which declares a driver is declared a "habitual violator" if they are convicted of 3 of the following charges in an 5 year period:
10.01.200 Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance.
(a) Every owner of a motor vehicle shall provide motor vehicle liability insurance coverage in accordance with the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparation Act, K.S.A. 40-3101 et seq., for every motor vehicle owned by such person unless such motor vehicle is included under an approved self insurance plan as provided in K.S.A. Supp. 40-3104(f) or is otherwise expressly exempted under the laws of this state.
(b) An owner of an uninsured motor vehicle shall not permit the operation thereof upon a
highway or upon property open to use by the public unless such motor vehicle is expressly exempted from said requirements pursuant to the laws of Kansas.
(c) No person shall knowingly drive an uninsured motor vehicle upon a highway or upon property open to use by the public, unless such motor vehicle is expressly exempted from said requirements pursuant to the laws of this state.
(d) Any person operating a motor vehicle upon a highway or upon property open to use by the public shall display, upon demand, evidence of financial security to a law enforcement officer.
The law enforcement officer shall issue a citation to any person who fails to display evidence of financial security upon such demand. The law enforcement officer shall attach a copy of the insurance verification form prescribed by the Secretary of Revenue to the copy of the citation forwarded to the court. No citation shall be issued to any person for failure to provide proof of financial security when evidence of financial security meeting the standards of subsection (e) is displayed upon demand of a law enforcement officer. Whenever the authenticity of such evidence is questionable, the law enforcement officer may initiate the preparation of the insurance verification form prescribed by the Secretary of Revenue by recording information from the evidence of financial security displayed.
The officer shall immediately forward the form to the Department of Revenue, and the
Department of Revenue shall proceed with verification in the manner prescribed in the following paragraph. Upon return of a form indicating that insurance was not in force on the date indicated on the form, the Department of Revenue shall immediately forward a copy of the form to the law enforcement officer initiating preparation of the form.
(e) Unless the insurance company subsequently submits an insurance verification form
indicating that insurance was not in force, no person charged with violating subsections (a), (b) or (d) shall be convicted if such person produces in court, within ten (10) days of the date of arrest or of issuance of citation, evidence of financial security for the motor vehicle operated, which was valid at the time of arrest or of issuance of the citation. For the purpose of this subsection, evidence of financial security shall be provided by a policy of motor vehicle liability insurance, an identification card or certificate of insurance issued to the policyholder by the insurer which provides the name of the insurer, the policy number and the effective and expiration dates of the policy, or a certificate of self-insurance signed by the Commissioner of Insurance.
(f) Any person violating any provision of this section shall be guilty of a violation of this
ordinance and subject to a fine of not less than Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for a term of not more than six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment, except that any person convicted of violating any provision of this section within three (3) years of any such prior conviction shall be guilty of a violation of this ordinance and subject to a fine of not less than Eight Hundred Dollars ($800.00) nor more than Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed one (1)
year, or both such fine and imprisonment. (K.S.A. Supp. 40-3104). (Ord. 01-89 § 2, 2001.)