My question involves criminal law for the state of: Overland Park, KS
Was pulled over in my vehicle while intoxicated, I was not driving but in the passenger seat. Had a bottle of Champagne at my feet that was previously opened. I had actually paid a random girl to drive me and a friend home to prevent a dui, didn't want to leave my car in that area, and she was cute. Anyways, I'm in violation of the following offenses
12.04.106 Transportation of Intoxicating Liquor
I read someplace that if the vehicle is used primarily for taxi purpose, that it would exclude this, is this correct? If so, if I could provide a receipt, that I paid to be taxied by this individual, can I fight this? Are their any defenses I could possibly use? Or should I just plea guilty? I don't have any traffic tickets, haven't been in much trouble EXCEPT for
possession and trafficking of a manufactured substance 10+ years ago and was expunged from my record
over 8+ years ago
Can these priors effect the judges decision fine/sentence? Should I get an attorney or represent myself?
Would appreciate any help!!