As marijuana becomes legal in more states, Government’s across the country are still searching for reliable ways to test for cannabis and its impact on driving. As of March of 2017, seven states and the District of Columbia have all passed laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Despite the increasingly legal use of cannabis in…
Boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs is illegal in the state of Kansas, which make it a crime to operate a boat or personal watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. And just like DUI or DWI offenses committed on dry land, the legal consequences of BUI can include…
Earlier this year, I shared that Utah was considering lowering the legal limit for DUIs. Last week Utah has passed legislation lowering its DUI limit to .05 – a first in the nation. Currently, all 50 states have a .08 cap. The measure is now on it’s way to the governor of Utah, who has previously…
Arrested for DUI? Worried about your Driver’s License? There are actions that must be taken right away to protect your privilege to drive. In most states a DUI arrest results in two parallel actions: One by the criminal action and one by the Kansas Department of Revenue or its equivalent that issues Driver’s licenses. The…
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, reports that there has been a seven percent reduction in fatal drunk driving accidents in states that require ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenders. An ignition interlock is a device which prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has been drinking. The device works like a…
This article, and the holding in West Virginia, doesn’t mean a change for us Kansans. In Kansas, you can get a DUI on private property. Read the article here. In fact, in my November 15th blog post I explained that in Kansas just sitting behind the wheel may be enough to have an officer believe you…