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The Traffic Lawyers of Choice

Have you recently received a driving penalty, perhaps from driving on a suspended license or without proof of insurance, that is negatively impacting your daily life? Without a skilled traffic lawyer fighting for the best possible outcome, you may be left unable to drive to work, accept certain employment or participate in certain social activities.
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Why Choose the McConnell Law Firm

Founded by Jonathan W. McConnell, the McConnell Law Firm has some of the most experienced traffic lawyers in Wichita. They will help you to move forward again.

  • We may be able to cut down on the amount of time you spend at court proceedings or even attend on your behalf so you do not miss school or work.
  • Your traffic lawyer can help defend or negotiate your driving penalty and can often win your driving privileges back!
  • We are often able to reduce the impact on your driving record, improve the chance of keeping your auto insurance and even positively impact the long-term costs of your insurance.

We look forward to helping you clear up your driving penalty so you can get on with your life, while hopefully keeping your driving record and license intact!

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What to Expect

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Free Introductory Phone Call

One of our receptionists or legal assistants will gather information about your case, which will usually take no more than 30 minutes. If your case is within our practice areas, they will schedule a free office or telephone conference with one of our traffic lawyers. Even if your case is not within our practice areas, we will still do our best to help you with a referral!

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Homework

During or following the first phone call, we will likely request some additional information. This will be your “homework” to gather, which will help us when it comes time to research the situation and specific laws that pertain to the case.

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Free First Appointment

At the first appointment (preferably in person, but can be over the phone), you will meet with a traffic lawyer for approximately one hour. During this appointment, you will be presented with an analysis of the situation, recommendations for next steps and a list of anything further that we might need.

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The Process Begins

We will enter into a contract with you and you will make your first payment or pay a retainer fee. Once these steps are completed, we will officially begin the process of serving as your legal team. We will keep you informed at each step of the way.

Traffic Law Frequently Asked Questions

At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the confusion you are likely experiencing when faced with a traffic violation charge. Our team has years of experience defending cases like yours and wants to ensure you obtain the answers you deserve to make the best possible decision about your case. We encourage you to browse our traffic law Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us today to discuss the specifics of your case!

  • What Are Traffic Infractions?

    Traffic infractions are violations that may require you to pay a fine but do not carry jail time, such as speeding tickets, equipment violations, lane change violations, and signal violations. These infractions do not carry criminal penalties but usually result in monetary fines, an increase in your car insurance premium, and the potential suspension of your driver’s license if you have too many “moving” violations. While “non-moving” traffic infractions, such as a cracked windshield, are not reported to the Kansas Department of Revenue Driver Control, they will not affect your license status. Because of this, you will want any moving violations to be amended to non-moving violations.

  • What Is a Criminal Traffic Case?

    A criminal traffic case occurs when serious violations take place, requiring the immediate assistance of an experienced traffic law attorney. When charged with a criminal traffic violation, you will face significant fines, the suspension of your driver’s license, and jail time. Common examples of criminal defense violations may include reckless driving, hit and run accidents, driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), and leaving the scene of an accident. Because Kansas keeps a record of any “moving” traffic infractions and criminal traffic violations, these can also affect your insurance premium and license status.

  • What Are the Penalties for a Traffic Ticket in Kansas?

    The standard penalties for traffic tickets in Kansas include fines and license suspension. Kansas traffic fines start at $45 for minor offenses such as low-level speeding, with the highest possible fine reaching $315 for improper passing of a school bus. Should you be ticketed and challenge the violation, the court may impose a higher fine at its discretion. Kansas also issues license suspensions for serious or repeated violations, including the following:

    • Three moving violations within 12 months
    • Driving Under the Influence or failing to submit to chemical DUI testing
    • Failing to appear in court on a traffic citation
    • Failing to report an accident
    • Failing to maintain insurance
  • How Does Crossing State Lines Affect My Traffic Ticket?

    Crossing state lines will not void your traffic ticket, and ignoring a ticket issued in another state could result in the loss of your license or additional criminal charges. The Driver License Compact, a framework that gives states a simple standard for reporting, tracking, and punishing traffic violations, will uphold your charges and notify your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of any traffic infractions.

  • Should I Sign My Traffic Ticket?

    If you are pulled over and asked to sign a traffic citation, you should do what is requested. While there are many myths surrounding traffic tickets, signing the ticket is not considered an admission of guilt but simply confirms that you are aware of the ticket you have received. Once signed, you can still decide between paying the associated fines and contesting the citation in court. Should you refuse to sign a traffic ticket, it can create hostility with the officer and escalate the situation further. Our traffic law attorneys at the McConnell Law Firm recommend signing the ticket so that you can move on with your day.

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