Kansas law requires that any law enforcement officer requesting a chemical test to determine if someone is under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both read testing notices. These were formerly known as implied consent advisories. On July 1, 2019, the testing notices will change. The previous notices advised that if you refused a chemical test that your driver’s privileges will be suspended for thirty days to one year. That was inaccurate because there is no provision in Kansas law that provided for a thirty day suspension in a refusal.
The new notices provide, “If you refuse to submit to and complete the test or tests, your driving privileges will be suspended for a period of one year.” This is a good change because the new advisory is not misleading. It does not inform a licensee that he or she may be suspended for thirty days on a refusal matter when that is inaccurate.
To view the new testing notices, click here. If you have questions about your case contact John Rapp at 316-267-2000.