Olathe, KS asked in DUI / DWI for Kansas

Q: I had a 3rd DUI 4 years ago in Johnson County, Kansas. Is there a statute of limitations in KS?

I completed all requirements for the first two including probation. I have not heard a word from the courts since I was charged in October of 2014. This, of course, would have been a felony.

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Brian Leininger
Brian Leininger
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Licensed in Kansas

A: The SOL is five years. First you want to make sure you didn’t miss a court date and there is a warrant for you. You can call the JOCO Sheriff’s Office for this. I have seen DUI cases in which there was a blood or urine sample sent to the lab that have taken years to get charged. There is no good reason for this. It’s also possible you have fallen through the cracks. The best option is to wait. You don’t want to ask a bunch of questions and cause them to look.

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