Manhattan, Kansas DUI defense lawyers focus on all aspects of DUI defense
If you have been charged with a DUI, the Kansas DUI defense attorneys at Addair Thurston Chtd. are available to help. When a person is cited for a Kansas DUI, two lawsuits are initiated; one is a criminal charge brought by the city in which you are stopped or the state, and the other is a civil lawsuit brought against your driver’s license by the Kansas Department of Revenue. These cases occur simultaneously and both can have a severe impact on your driving record and quality of life.
A DUI conviction can subject you to jail, steep fines, suspension of your driver’s license, and soaring insurance costs. DUI defense is one of the most difficult and technical areas of criminal law. To maximize your chances of a successful outcome, you want a highly trained and experienced DUI lawyer at your side. At Addair Thurston, we are experienced with all aspects of the Driving Under the Influence case.
Our knowledge and experience with DUI defense
Many lawyers advertise for DUI clients, but not all have the same level of skill and experience. After conducting countless DUI trials and hearings, attorneys Tom Addair and John Thurston have built a strong reputation for ethically and competently protecting the rights of their clients.
We are the only firm in the area with two former DUI prosecutors. We are also the only firm in the area with defense attorneys who have received the Standardized Field Sobriety Test training developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Our attorneys regularly receive training in the latest DUI defense techniques as well as the latest scientific developments in breath and blood testing. Both Tom and John have taught continuing education classes for other attorneys about DUI defense.
Our goal for our Kansas DUI clients
In representing a DUI client, our goal is to obtain a dismissal of all charges, an acquittal at trial, or a non-DUI disposition. While achieving this goal is not always possible, we do not stop fighting until our clients tell us to.
One important step you, as a client, can take toward this goal is to learn about the issues involved in the typical Kansas DUI case. You need to be familiar with these issues so that you can participate in your defense and make informed choices regarding your case. A good way to begin is by reviewing the articles and videos on this website.
Our commitment to our Kansas DUI clients
We take pride in how we care for our clients. We do our very best to keep our clients informed, and to thoroughly explain the process along the way. Each client is given the phone number and email address of his or her lawyer and is instructed to contact us if there is any question, no matter how small.
Every client is given the truth, 100% of the time, no exceptions. When things look good in their case, we’ll tell them. But if something looks bad, we’ll tell them that too. At some point in every DUI case the client is faced with an important decision on how to proceed. That decision cannot be made reliably without an open, honest assessment of the case.
We have heard too many clients of other attorneys complain that they never knew what was going on in their case. Or worse yet, they were told how hard that attorney was going to fight for them only to show up the day of a hearing or trial and have that lawyer tell them they might as well just plead guilty. That kind of thing is unacceptable to us.
Contact us for a consultation
We urge you to contact a Kansas DUI defense attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. If you have been charged with a DUI, you have only 14 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing. If you miss the deadline, your license will be automatically suspended. To provide you with the best possible DUI defense, we must be able to request a timely hearing.
We offer complimentary consultations. If you would like to speak to a member of our firm about your Kansas DUI case, complete the short Contact Request Form, or phone our toll-free number.
Addair Thurston Chtd.
Manhattan, Kansas DUI lawyers
900 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, Kansas 66502
725 N. Washington Street
Junction City, Kansas 66441