A Kansas DUI has long-term ramifications, beyond a license suspension and increased car insurance rates. Here is how this charge can impact your permanent record:
Arrest Record - The arresting agency (ex. Kansas City Police), the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the FBI will keep record of your DUI arrest. This record will exist, even if your charges are later dismissed/acquitted, unless you request it to be removed. A background check, depending on who is checking, will reveal this arrest;
Criminal Record - Like the arrest record, the local agency responsible for your case (and possibly a conviction) will be the first place your DUI will be recorded. The agency will then report this information to the KBI. This record will also show any diversions, convictions, etc. This information will be available through background check;
Driver's License Record - The Kansas Department of Revenue keeps record of any driving infractions you may have - accidents, speeding, DUI test refusals, DUIs, etc. This is kept, separate but, in addition to your criminal record. Your insurance company, law enforcement, future employers, etc. will have access to this information; and
Public Records - Available to all those with internet access, Kansas maintains a public record website. There anyone, without your express permission, can see what you were charged with, your mugshot, what the outcome of the case was, and any additional information related to your case.
In Kansas, a DUI means an automatic license suspension, potential jail time, fee and fines, and long-term record damage. There are no plea deals for DUIs. These charges won't just go away. You need a quality Kansas DUI lawyer to fight for you. Call NOW at 913.602.7288. Don't let this charge ruin your life. Payment plans are available.