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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I was pulled over for speeding and ended up with possession of controlled substance. Can the evidence be suppressed.

The officer never addressed the initial reason for the traffic stop. I believe he was on a "fishing expedition "and went beyond the scope of the initial reason for the stop. He questioned me in his car until I felt I had no choice, but to consent because of the things that were said. He... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

You should immediately hire a criminal defense attorney licensed in the State of Missouri to investigate your search and seizure issues as well as build your defense to the criminal charges. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Traffic Tickets and Constitutional Law for Kansas on
Q: When charged in Kansas and elements of the statue are missing from what happened

My attorney has not been able to get my discovery and this case is 8 months old he tells me that the courts won't talk to him maby because he is from out of town. He says the only way he believes I can get the discovery is if I fill out a application for Diversion. I told him I believe the... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Mar 22, 2022

It sounds like your attorney is doing his job. Either plead guilty or start preparing for Trial, and a possible appeal. It does not appear that further Discovery will help any more than what you already know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I got pulled over for traffic violation searched my car found drugs I was arrested cause I locked keys in my car the

And they said they were searching it anyways is that legal

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 12, 2022

There's not really enough information to give you any real advice. However generally a traffic stop by itself does not allow an officer to search your vehicle unless he sees, hears, smells something that rises to probable cause. If you had something in plain view, that's enough. Otherwise... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: When can a felon own a gun in Kansas again? It’s been 6 years, no other infractions. Was att agg robbery.

Level 3 person felony I believe was where it fell on the table.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 14, 2021

You would either to have your convictions expunged or pardoned. Even then, it becomes more of an issue on the federal level.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Welfare check in KS. Someone requested for my residence. I was not in danger, just had a argument with boyfriend.

The argument was resolved. Few minutes later, loud pounding at my door. Idk who it was, I knew it wasn't my BF. They said police here for walfare check. I then said I didn't request one. Open door slightly and told them ok I am good. They ask can they come in I said no I don't want... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 11, 2021

I'd recommend either getting a public defender or hiring a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I plead guilty to attempted armed robbery and another non person felony in 2015. When can I own a firearm in KS again?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 9, 2021

The issue is more about the federal restrictions on firearms, so even if Kansas were to allow you to have firearms again, the federal government won't.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Will I go to jail with 4 assault charges?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 28, 2021

If you were found guilty of four separate assault charges, then yes you would most likely go to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Kansas on
Q: Coerced and Bullied. Wrongfully accused and incarcerated. Taken advantage of. Public officially abused and Harrassed.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 28, 2021

Could you provide more information so we can better answer your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Under millar, knight and vego 10th cir. Is asking for email and media id UNCONSTITIONAL? For SO's
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 28, 2021

Could you rephrase your question? I can't understand it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: What is considered aiding abetting or accessory?

This 16yr old boy gets a ride from his older sister,upon getting out he takes a bag full of guns. she does nothing to retrieve them from him. He ends up killing someone with one of these guns. would that fall under this category?

Joseph Abrams
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Joseph Abrams
answered on Jan 12, 2021

Based on the limited facts presented in the question, this is highly unlikely to meet the definition of aiding and abetting or accessory. There must be some knowledge and/or voluntary participation in the crime. If the sister's only "involvement" is seeing the boy take the guns, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Kansas on
Q: Can an entire book be entered as evidence in court?

I know that civil procedure limits the number of words in complaints, but if I basically wrote an entire book, 70,000 words, as a witness statement, can this be introduced as evidence in a court of law?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 26, 2020

A Kansas criminal appeals attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In civil court, either original jurisdiction or on appeal, a judge with a busy docket is not going to have patience for something like that. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: What is the penalty for having a 6 point racing harness installed in a daily driven street car?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 16, 2020

A Kansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Additionally, this is not a safety issue that most traffic ticket or car accident attorneys deal with on a regular basis. It's performance gear and other than the usual federal transportation regs, state vehicle... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property, Land Use & Zoning and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: are parking lots private property in missouri? Asking in regards to dumpster diving/ abandoned property.

My friend was walk through a parking lot and a cop approached her telling her to stay out of all parking lots because they are private property. We dumpster dive and want to remain in standing with the law.

Gregory Byrnes
Gregory Byrnes
answered on Apr 14, 2020

Yes. However, there is a gray area because they can be available to the public for their appropriate use (ie. using Walmart's parking lot to purchase goods at Walmart). Additionally, dumpster diving is also also a gray area and can be private or public depending on the jurisdiction and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I was assaulted by my ex-wife's boyfriend infront of my daughter, breaking my nose. compensation of medical bills?

I was at drop off for my daughter, my ex-wife's boyfriend came (first time he has been there) and punched me in my nose, fracturing it and requiring surgery. We filed charges on each other because he stated I started the fight (Which is untrue), he took a plea deal, and I had my case... Read more »

David Adams
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David Adams
answered on Jan 22, 2020

You can recover up to $4,000.00 in small claims court to cover your expenses incurred from his actions. you can go online to the county courthouse where this happened and there are forms you can complete to get a case filed and him notified of a hearing. Getting additional recoveries (pain and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: My girlfriend was assaulted by a 20 year old man. She has bruises. Police still haven't done anything. What can I do?

20 year old black man forced my girlfriend to kiss him while groping and biting her neck and breasts. This happened at the WSU campus. The police only told him to avoid contact. What can be done?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 6, 2019

You cannot represent her because you are not a lawyer.

She can go to administration or a woman's help group on campus

But the hair on the back of my neck stood up immediately when I saw it was important to you that you made sure that the readers knew the alleged perpetrator is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: If a detective obtained a statement using audio recording without permission is this admissible if it's incriminating

To the defendant

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Sep 30, 2019

Police are never required to gave consent from both parties

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: My brother is currently being held in the county jail facing charges of aggravated domestic battery.

The victim had an audio recording of the incident of gave it to the police 2 months of it supposedly happen. Is that audio recording enough evidence for the courts to convict him with aggravated domestic battery charges. The girl refuses to go to court and brags about how the recording is fake.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Sep 1, 2019

All this should be discussed with your brother's attorney.

It appears from the limited information that she would need to testify

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: In Kansas is it a crime to interfere with a 911 emergency call
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 13, 2019

I have no idea--but I am willing to guess: yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: If you are out on bail does that mean you can't get an attorney appointed if you can't afford one?

Not KANSAS. ARKANSAS.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 2, 2019

No. Call your local public defender and try to convince them that you cannot afford to hire a criminal defense lawyer.

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