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Q: Hey I just got my first charge for have meth on me and pipe I told them it wasn’t mine and it was the girl I had with me

And she was a known meth user I got outta the game 6?years ago and with in just a few months using again I get catch and went to jail

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Q: How does a felony conviction in another state effect me in kansas

If I have a felony assault with great bodily injury conviction in california from 14 years ago can I own a gun after 8 years in kansas no weapon was used in my original charges it's was simple assault with great bodily injury I was 18 and it's my first and only criminal conviction of any... View More

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Q: Has the KS SB440 has been approved? Prevention of driver's license being suspended due to unpaid traffic tickets

My license was suspended last year due to an unpaid parking ticket and a few days later I got pulled over and received a driving on suspended

I need to know more about what I can do

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Q: I reported to police that I was sexually assaulted. The DA decided to dismiss. How can I have the case reopened?

A friend of my now x-boyfriend forceably and physically sexually assaulted me at a karaoke bar while the boyfriend stood not more three feet away laughing. The DA dismissed the case. The karaoke bar has cameras but when asked by an investigator the bar told him they didn’t have it knowing a... View More

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If you feel that your case was unjustly dismissed, you can start by contacting the prosecutor's office to express your concerns and request a review of the decision. You can ask for a meeting to discuss the evidence and the reasons for the dismissal. It's also helpful to bring any new... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Kansas on
Q: It's been 153 days and still no preliminary hearing for a felony traffic stop in Kansas. What can be done about it?
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answered on Mar 22, 2024

If you're facing delays in your preliminary hearing for a felony traffic stop in Kansas, it's important to understand your rights and options. Legal processes can experience delays due to various reasons, including court backlog, legal complexities, or issues related to evidence... View More

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Q: What is a class a felony theft for?
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Q: Do you always get jail time of you took pill s from a pharmacy? It was in total of 47 dollars
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

The consequences for taking pills from a pharmacy depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the incident, any prior criminal history, and the laws of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. While theft of any amount is a serious offense, the value of the stolen items... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Kansas on
Q: What can I do about someone who has made multiple false accusations and stalking me for 2 +years.

I have an individual "watching" me for over 2 years now, this person has also posted outrageous legal accusations on social media. This individual has also used a drone to watch me. while in public so I'm not sure what can be done. Has also said where I live never giving my exact... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

You have several potential legal options for dealing with someone who is stalking you and making false accusations against you over an extended period:

1. File police reports about each incident documenting the harassment, stalking behavior, and false statements. Ask they investigate and...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I'was wrongfully convicted of a 2nd DUI without having a first offense and told by my lawyer that it was because I filed

a complaint against a prior lawyer for telling me to not go to my court date and then went go jail for FTA. Blatant retaliation. My rights were stripped away, convicted of 2nd DUI and non related offenses were consolidated into this case to bury me in a debt that is unattainable being on... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It sounds like you've been through a difficult and unjust situation. To address this, you may need to seek legal assistance to help navigate the complexities of your case. Given the severity of the charges and the potential violations of your rights, it's crucial to find an attorney who... View More

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Q: I was took in for questioning yesterday. Do they record this? There was cameras in the room but not sure if they was rec

Upon getting questioned the sheriff told me they was paying for my vehicle to get towed. Now I have to pay it. Is this legal? Can she lie like this?

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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In many police departments, interrogations and questioning are recorded, either through audio or video equipment. If there were cameras in the room, it's likely the questioning was recorded. You have the right to request a copy of this recording, especially if it pertains to your case or any... View More

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Q: What actions should I take against someone unbeknownst to me is trying to extort money from me?
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answered on Jan 2, 2024

If you believe you are a victim of extortion, it's important to take certain steps to address the situation. First, refrain from providing any money or personal information to the individual making the threats. Document all communication, including texts, emails, or any other form of contact,... View More

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Q: I served time on a case where there were many circumstances that were not taken care of by my court appointed attorney.

I have evidence and witnesses to things my lawyer, the D.A. and the judge had done which I believe resulted in receiving a unfair trial. I was wondering if there was anything I can do about it. I have all the circumstances that took place noted. Or is it to late for me to do anything. I've... View More

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answered on Dec 21, 2023

In your situation, it's important to understand that options may still be available to address concerns about your trial and representation. If you believe your court-appointed attorney did not adequately represent you, this could be grounds for an appeal or post-conviction relief, based on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I sue resees for beings addictive my husband wanted one so bad he stole a box and got 13 months in prison?

My husband is so unbelievably addicted to reeses candy that he felt the need to steal a box of them to fill his cravings and got 13 months in prison for it.

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answered on Dec 10, 2023

In Kansas, as in other states, the possibility of suing a company like Reese's for the addictive nature of their product is complex and challenging. The success of such a lawsuit would depend on various factors, including proving that the product is inherently addictive and that this addiction... View More

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Q: Why was diversion revoked if charges dropped?

My boyfriend was charged with assualt and given diversion. ANother assualt charge was brought against him but the charges were dropped. Why was his diversion revoked?

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

Diversion programs are often contingent on the participant not engaging in any further criminal activity or specific behaviors. Even if the new assault charges against your boyfriend were ultimately dropped, the mere accusation could be enough to violate the terms of his diversion agreement.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Kansas on
Q: I'm trying to find a form for a violation of ex post facto clause in kansas or what motion would I need to fill out

Need to file a motion something similar to violation ex post facto clause.

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

If you're looking to challenge an action on the basis that it violates the ex post facto clause, you would typically file a "motion to dismiss" or a "petition for a writ of habeas corpus," depending on the stage of the case and whether it's pre-conviction or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: I am facing charges of domestic battery. At my first appearance can I plead that day and have court over with
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answered on Oct 19, 2023

In Kansas, the first court appearance you'll likely have for a domestic battery charge is the arraignment. At the arraignment, you're generally informed of the charges against you and asked to enter a plea. While it's technically possible to plead guilty and conclude the case, doing... View More

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Q: It’s my first offense of theft. I have to show up to court will I get jail time for a first offense?
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answered on Oct 9, 2023

In Kansas, for a first-time theft offense, especially if the value of the stolen item is relatively low, jail time is not always the primary or preferred punishment. Often, first-time offenders may be offered diversion programs, probation, restitution, community service, or fines, rather than jail... View More

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Q: if my wife is accused of theft in ks am i responsible for fines since we are married

my wifes ex employer has pressed charges for theft over 100k stating she stole from him during her employment there....if found guily and ordered to pay restitution am i legally responsible

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answered on Oct 3, 2023

No, you are not personally responsible to pay her restitution for a criminal offense she committed. Be aware, however, that your marital property with her might be subject to her restitution obligation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: I was arrested on a warrant. My son's mother said I violated a restraining order--I didn't! How can I get out of this?

I did not drive down her street though that's what she reported to the police. The RA does not specify that. They have video of a truck like I used to have but my truck has been out of commission since I wrecked it in 2014. Now I'm on home incarceration because I live in another state.... View More

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answered on Oct 3, 2023

you need to contact and hire a Kansas Lawyer who regularly practices criminal law in the court that has issued these decisions ASAP. You have a limited amount of time to challenge a decision of a trial court. This forum will not be able to walk you through each step to both set aside the decision... View More

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