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Richard Evans Oswalt

Licensing Attorney at Hutchinson, KS

5.0   30 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1987
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About Richard

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  1. Licensing
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    Drivers License Reinstatement - Assisting Kansas Drivers who have canceled, suspended or revoked driver's licenses, to obtain or regain their valid driving status.

DRIVERS LICENSE DEFENSE AND REINSTATEMENT IS ALL WE DO

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 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.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
2024

Location

Law Office of Richard E. Oswalt
1125 E 4th Ave
Hutchinson, KS, 67501

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mitch | May 2, 2024
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Hire Him
Called him on a whim. Been trying to figure out how to get my CDL back after a lifetime revocation. He did a review first. Thought I’d be a good candidate. So hired him. Had trouble getting documents needed from the courts and he went above and beyond. I now am able to get my CDL back and this opens up a whole new world for me. It’s my livelihood and now I’m able again. Couldn’t be more happy with the outcome. He cares about you as a client as well as a person.
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Posted by Gina | May 2, 2024
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Excellent lawyer
If you are looking for a honest, hardworking, get it done lawyer this is the one! He handled everything from court appearances, getting us to all the correct required classes, dealing with Drivers Solutions in Kansas all while we were in another state. He fought hard, negotiated smartly and got issues reduced and resolved!! After dealing with many issues, a legal drivers license was obtained! Was always available when we had questions and was very patient to explain everything precisely and clear!! Thank you, Dick
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Posted by Coby | April 25, 2024
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Mr. Oswalt does just what he says we will do.
After multiple driving infractions my license was suspended and then revoked. When I contacted Mr. Oswalt I was a good bit of 3 years deep into license issues. Mr. Oswalt was very upfront about the reality of my situation. Though it took a little longer than we originally hoped, I had my license back after about 6 months of working with Mr. Oswalt, even though I had about a year and a half left on my revocation. I would highly recommend Mr. Oswalt to anyone who needs guidance with license issues.
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Posted by Janelle | April 16, 2024
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Miracles do happen
Richard E Oswalt P. A. Attorney at Law, came highly recommended to us by another lawyer that felt our case fell into the realms of his expertise. We found Mr.Oswalt to be easy to talk to, honest, sincere and dedicated to community and client. Before taking our case, he did his due diligence on the background of the situation to determine if a second chance was warranted. With sincere appreciation and utmost respect we are forever grateful!
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Posted by Rocky | April 10, 2024
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Excellent Lawyer
I am a lawyer in Wichita, Kansas. I have gotten to know Richard and have seen him in court on many occasions. He is well spoken and liked by all the judges. He is always prepared for his cases and represents all of his clients zealously. I would absolutely recommend him for criminal defense.
Posted by Mica | February 8, 2024
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Great results!
Mr. Oswalt was so helpful to us! He helped get a lifetime ban of a CDL lifted. He walked us through everything needed and even made phone calls on our behalf to get the items that we didn't have on hand. We are very pleased with his services.
Posted by Elizabeth | November 20, 2023
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Will work for you!
Dick was amazing! I was out of town and needed a lawyer for a diversion case. Some others were offering to represent me for 4x the cost and he was able to take on my case for a very reasonable cost and kept in contact. Not only was he on top if, he was able to work with me through discrete communication! This is who you want representing you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2023
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Highly Recommend
He couldn’t be more accomplishing of things you may think you never have a chance at, he will get it done!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Oswalt provides a amazing service. He was very knowledgeable and experienced. Always Making sure I understood both during consultation and after he took my case. Helped me get through a complicated CDL matter. For that I will always be grateful
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2019
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Expert Representation
Where do I begin. I was charged with my third, a felony driving under the influence charge. Knowing that I would loose my job, and my source of income for a conviction of this charge., I was in a panic. I was looking for an attorney for my representation and was referred to Mr. Oswalt by another attorney. Richard was very up-beet, and was excellent at communication with me about my case every step of the way, and answered every question I had professionally. My felony DUI charge ended up getting dismissed, and my administrative hearing ( regarding my breath test refusal ) also ended up getting dismissed on a technicality by the state. Wow, have I sure have learned a lesson from this case and through this representation. Mr. Oswalt’s legal representation more than surpassed my greatest expectation. I can’t thank him enough for his work. If you are looking for a excellent layer on any drivers license matter, he is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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Great lawyer!
I was in diversion for a DUI and a month away from my termination date. I had another alcohol related charge come up and was on the verge of losing my diversion. Dick was able to work with both prosecutors and get the alcohol charge dropped and help me keep my diversion. I am forever grateful for him! His professionalism and attentiveness to the situation helped me get through an extremely tough time!
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Posted by Stephen Thomas | September 25, 2017
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Richard Oswalt
Richard Oswalt was polite, prompt, and concise with what he could and would do for me. I understood what each step of my case entailed and what would be required of me throughout the case. An experienced and capable attorney with a proven track record was not hype. I am appreciative of him and grateful for his assistance.
Posted by Lisa | June 13, 2016
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Double Trouble
A few months ago I contacted Mr. Oswalt regarding my younger sons revoked drivers license. He was revoked under the Habitual driving statute. Having worked with Mr. Oswalt myself on a similar matter many years before, I knew he was the one to go to with these types of cases. While working on this matter, my other son plead to two separate driving while suspended charges that would have also revoked his drivers license under the habitual driving statute until 2019. After several court appearances, Mr. Oswalt was able to remove my younger sons three year habitual suspension. In addition, Mr.Oswalt went back to court and re-pled my older sons previous convictions, preventing his three year suspension as well. Both of my sons now have valid drivers licenses. I'm sure this would not have happened without the help of Mr. Oswalt. Thank you Mr. Oswalt for helping helping both of my boys.
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Posted by Betty | March 17, 2016
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A Life Spared
The only thing about trying to write a review of someone is that there is always so much behind the review that no one ever knows . So I will try to explain and be as short as I can. In 2013 my daughter got into some trouble with traffic tickets. I paid one lawyer $200.00 to stand in court and say 2 words, she's guilty, that was it. The next ticket I was told was an automatic 3 months in jail and up to $3,000.00 dollar fine. So this time I hired the best, Dick Oswalt . Yes it did cost more but there are no words to describe what he and the district attorney did. In June my daughter will go to K-State she will marry the man of her dreams . This is what Dick Oswalt gave my daughter a new life . Thank you and may God bless you. There are not enough stars to show my appreciation.
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Posted by John | April 1, 2015
Definitely the Best Attorney I've ever had !
I would like to express my appreciation about a case Dick Oswalt was hired to work on. Mr. Oswalt was courteous and paid special attention to me and my concerns about my situation. He was able to give me an opportunity that I don't believe any other attorney could have done. He was up front, honest and kept in touch with me throughout the process of resolving my case. If not for Mr.Oswalt's hard work and attention to detail, I would not have my commercial driver's license right now. He is definitely the best attorney I've ever had!
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Posted by Bryan | April 6, 2013
SENT FROM GOD
I have been battling with my driver’s license for years, and recently had my driver’s license revoked for 3 years under the Habitual Driving statute. In addition, I had multiple new court cases, and was facing Driving while suspended charges number #4 and #5. I had been told by many attorneys that there was nothing I could do. Because I needed my driver’s license to work I was looking online to find states that offer a hardship license and was preparing to leave the state when I saw Dick Oswalt’s webpage. Still not having much hope I decided to call him, I figured he would tell me the same thing that every other lawyer had told me but decided to call as my final attempt before just leaving it all behind. After our initial conversation my hope began to grow. This hope grew more with each conversation until my privileges to drive actually got reinstated. During the time prior to contact with Dick Oswalt I felt like the world was coming down around me, facing jail time, losing my family and having to lose my business, I didn’t know where to turn and felt like the only option was to run away from it all. I believe with all of my heart that God put Dick in my life not only as an attorney but a friend, and my life is much better for having met the man, and have gained much from not only being able to drive but the life lessons I’ve learned from our many discussions. I believe that he cares for his clients they are not just a paycheck to him. He returned everyone of my phone calls, and gives clients the personal attention lacking in so many law offices. Thank you Dick, for providing hope in a hopeless situation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2013
Lucky to have found Mr. Oswalt.
I wish I would have known years ago! Competent, persistent, patient, polite, reliable, honest. Turned away by other attorneys I had all but given up when I came across Mr. Oswalt's website. From beginning to end he was polite and thorough while explaining the processes, progress or delays and possible outcomes. Through many, many phone calls, all handled from out of state, Mr. Oswalt answered my questions or looked for the answers good or bad. When I expressed concerns that something didn't seem right, he was both patient and persistent checking and rechecking until getting a definite answer, and thankfully a positive ones. My situation was a difficult one, but Mr. Oswalt stuck with it to the end. I'm sure there are other attorneys that COULD do what he did, but not very many that WOULD. I'm getting my license back three years earlier than expected and can move on with my life. I couldn't be happier with Mr. Oswalts performance and professionalism. Due to the rating system above, I must add that for my situation (case/filing) any question or conflict that Mr. Oswalt did not immediately have an answer for, he took the time to find the answer. Thank you Dick Oswalt and God Bless.
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Posted by John | January 10, 2013
great job
I was looking for a DUI lawyer and found a very good respectable lawyer. He did me a awesome job.
Posted by COREY | November 28, 2012
Best lawyer for the job
I found mr. Oswalt while surfing the web for a good lawyer to help restore my driving privileges and I might say I lucked up and found him as soon as I called he got right on the job my license had been suspended for some time and after hiring mr Oswalt my license were reinstated and I am happy as can be thanks mr Oswalt your the best
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Posted by marie | October 1, 2012
super attorney!
mr.oswalt was prompt and handled my case with a favorable outcome .i kept my drivers license [driving while suspended] great attorney would definately use him agian !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President -Owner
  • RIchard E. Oswalt P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • RIchard E, Oswalt Attorney at Law
  • 1987 - 2007

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Kansas
  • Business
  • 1979

Associations

  • Reno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Reno County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Reno County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Reno County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Reno County Bar Association
  • The Top 10 Reasons for License Suspension in the State of Kansas
  • 2019
  • Bar Association Luncheon
  • Driver LIcense Reinstatement Issues in Kansas - Speaker
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Dick. He is an incredibly conscientious and dedicated to seeking the best resolution for his clients. I often refer clients to him, especially when their case involves complicated issues surround DUI and other driving related matters. You can't go wrong choosing Dick to represent you!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Oswalt is one of the best attorneys in Kansas when it comes to driver's license issues. I have referred many people to Mr. Oswalt and he has helped them with their driver's license issues. He is also an exceptional advocate for his clients charged with DUI, traffic matters and other criminal cases. I am happy to endorse Richard Oswalt!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dick is a fantastic advocate for his clients. I have referred him cases for friends and family, and he always goes above and beyond to provide the highest level of representation. Dick keeps his clients well informed, he takes and returns calls promptly, and his staff is also exemplary. I can't recommend him enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known DIck Oswalt for over 20 years and have found him to be an excellent attorney, especially in the area of driver's license issues."
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Hutchinson Licensing Lawyer Richard Evans Oswalt
Richard Evans Oswalt
Licensing Attorney
Hutchinson, KS
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available