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Q: In Kansas is it a crime to interfere with a 911 emergency call

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 13, 2019

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

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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 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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Q: I am the victim in an assault case by my ex boyfriend. Can I co sign his bond?

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.

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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 answered on Jul 27, 2019

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

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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 answered on Jul 22, 2019

If you were the complainant then the answer is yes.

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Q: will a superseding incitement expunge an initial indictment?

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.

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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 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.

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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 answered on Jun 17, 2019

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

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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 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.

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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 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.

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Q: Accident do to being tased how can go about sueing or charging the person who tased me for cost of damages

Gary Kollin answered on Apr 30, 2019

You contact a personal injury lawyer

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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 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.

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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 answered on Mar 4, 2019

Why would you need a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Kansas on

Q: Bayview loan servicer not applying payments

Bayview loan servicing acquired our property in 2016. It was originally inc,used in a bankruptcy it we stayed in the home paying the monthly payment. Later, I fell on financial struggles which cause me to get behind in my payments. A short while later I was approved for mortgage modification &... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Jan 30, 2019

Hire a mortgage defense lawyer and let him handle it for you. You may have several options.

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Q: While on community corrections can i get credit for time being supervised if my probation was revoked and I go to prison

Bernard Crane answered on Nov 29, 2018

If I understand your question, I think you are asking if the time you spend on probation counts against the time you might have to serve if the probation is revoked.

The answer might be different in different jurisdictions, but in any jurisdiction I am familiar with, the answer is no....
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Q: A person threatened to hunt me down and break my legs tonight via messenger (several times), and I have evidence.

I sold him a running engine, (very cheaply) which he modified, and then the engine failed. He is now threatening to hunt me down and break my legs, in writing.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 2, 2018

This is a matter for the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Kansas on

Q: Will pre-trial diversion affect my chance at renewing DACA?

I was arrested on November 2017, for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. I was told to do a pre-trial diversion program, which I completed successfully last month. My charges were dismissed completely. I am renewing my DACA this month. I have consulted with my lawyer but she... Read more »

Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 3, 2018

Any time a court places a restriction on you, the government considers that a conviction for immigration purposes. In your case, the requirement to participate in this diversion program was a restriction, so for immigration purposes you have been convicted. It will have an impact on your DACA... Read more »

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Q: What is the threshold amount for a theft to become a federal crime? Is it possible to know if federal charges are pendin

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 20, 2018

Since I answered the former question using the word "threshold" I know you are the same person.

Was there federal jurisdiction? Does the defendant have a criminal history? Did it occur over state lines? There are so many factors.

I suggest you consult directly with a criminal...
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Q: Is theft a federal crime?

Is it a federal crime to steal something from a store and return it for a non receipt transaction and receive a gift card? What if two different states are involved?

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

Generally, before the federal authorities become involved in the prosecution in individual cases. There usually is a threshold amount unless the theft is committed on federal property.

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