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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
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I am the victim in an assault case by my ex boyfriend. Can I co sign his bond?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 31, 2019

Oh my. Why would you want to do that? If he skips town you end up paying bigtime. And he will have a tail that he cannot shake too.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Q: Chraged with a class e resinting arrest prosecutor is offing sis probation there were no moving violations tickets issue

Chrage with class e resinting arrest Jackson county Missouri there were no moving violations tickets issued only felony charge prosecutor is offing sis probation will accepting this plea suspend my cdl on an administrative level even if there was no mention by the courts to suspend my cdl

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 27, 2019

Please be fair. Proofread, correct spelling and write in single sentences.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Kansas on
Q: Will I have to testify against my boyfriend, he's in jail for 4 battery charges

He's been to prison prior of me for domestic

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 22, 2019

If you were the complainant then the answer is yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Kansas on
Q: will a superseding incitement expunge an initial indictment?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 9, 2019

In most states a superseding indictment of the same person usually includes all previous crimes stated in the original indictment plus all the new crimes set forth in the superseding indictment. However, the prosecutor is not bound by or confined to anything while drawing up any kind of indictment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: How do I find out when an inmate ( put there by me and 4 other girls he raped ) will be eligible for parole? Can we go?

I live in Alabama, but he’s in Ellsworth CF, which I think is in Kansas. He was convicted in Independence, Ks.

I don’t see a date for a parole hearing. I’m guessing because it’s too far off. He received life for kidnapping me, 15 to life for 3 of the rapes, 5-20 for burglary and... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 24, 2019

Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe and unable to opine on your current dilemma.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I was arrested for DUI and my car was impounded when I called to check my car was released to someone else

What do I do now

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Find out who the police allowed to pick up your car and get it from them.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: if a warrant is issued and what was on the warrant was not seized it was another vehicle can they still charge me
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 12, 2019

If a law enforcement officer is exercising a valid warrant and happens to find some other stuff related to any crime they are investigating they can arrest you and whoever else involved--for a different crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Accident do to being tased how can go about sueing or charging the person who tased me for cost of damages
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 1, 2019

Start by contacting a member of the Ks.Assn for Justice in the county where it happened. If it was law enforcement, contact the KsCivil Liberties Union, ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys" in your area--they usually give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: Accident do to being tased how can go about sueing or charging the person who tased me for cost of damages
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Apr 30, 2019

You contact a personal injury lawyer

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: can the courts put out a warrant and charge someone just by the one who was arrested stating that it was my son

myson truely had no part in this but the kid who got caught lied on my son instead of giving up the kid that got away

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Mar 31, 2019

I think you must re-read your question with more details. I am not able to understand what you were asking.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: My 14 year old son and his friend were ticketed for trespassing, do I need a lawyer?

My son and his friend were given a ticket for trespassing, they were exploring an abandoned building, and were detained and given a ticket. We are very concerned and want to know how to proceed.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Mar 4, 2019

Why would you need a lawyer?

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