Richard E. Oswalt P.A. Drivers License Reinstatement practice was started by Richard Oswalt, Attorney at law. It was started to assist Kansas Drivers who have canceled, suspended or revoked drivers licenses, obtain or regain their valid driving status. Mr. Oswalt, although licensed to practice law since 1987, he started concentrating his law practice in the area of drivers license reinstatement work in 1995. He is one of a select few Kansas Lawyers whose law practice focuses on reinstating Suspended and Revoked Kansas Drivers. A substantial percentage of Mr. Oswalt’s clients come by way of referrals from other Kansas lawyers.Typically these are lawyers whom choose not to practice in traffic law, or do not have the legal expertise or desire to work with their client in these areas. A list of referring attorneys can be found here.
Due the Kansas driver's license being a Privilege, and not a Constitutional Right, the Kansas courts are not required to disclose to the Kansas driver what consequences will result to their driving privileges from a traffic related conviction. Unless the Kansas driver is informed by their legal counsel about the potential for a license suspension resulting from a guilty plea or a finding of guilt, the Kansas drivers first notice that their driving privileges are being suspended or revoked will come from the State of Kansas-Driver Control's office in the form of a suspension letter. Many never receive this notice due to their address being different from what Driver Control has on file, and they continue to drive until stopped again and unsuspectingly informed of their suspended license. This, of course, usually results in a new driving while suspended charge, further complicating the problem by creating additional reinstatement fees, reinstatement requirements and, often times, a new mandatory suspension period.
This process often ultimately results in the driver receiving a letter from the State declaring them as an Habitual Driver and informing them (to their surprise) of a three year license suspension.