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 »
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 »
My aunt who is an illegal immigrant got pulled over for going 45 in a 35. The officer gave her a warning for speeding but gave her a slip that says she has to appear in court for driving without a driver’s license. This is her first time getting in trouble for anything. Because she is a single... Read more »
Before doing anything else, your aunt needs to consult with an immigration lawyer who is experienced in both criminal law and deportation law. This is a situation that could very possibly lead to serious problems for her.
Currently am awaiting a citation/ticket from my school officer about MIP of tobacco products. I was caught with an electronic cigarette that requires a pod that you fill with your own nicotine liquid. I did not have a pod with me only the base. They found it in a ziploc bag that smelled "sweet". So... Read more »
We just really need to know whats going to happen. cause if he isnt getting out, there is alot to start taking care of. so we cant sit here and wonder when they are even going to sentence him. Is there a certain amount of time they can legally keep him after arraignment?
In Kansas, arraignment in a felony case occurs after a defendant is bound over at preliminary hearing. The speedy trial statute requires he be tried within 150 days if he is in custody. However, this time may be expanded if the defendant files motions or takes other actions which cause a delay....Read more »
Local sheriff detectives are threatening to have my mom and 2 sisters arrested because an already stolen cement saw came up missing from my one sisters ex boyfriends house, whom she left after he beat her and pulled a gun on her and my other sister and her bf. Yet they are not charging him with... Read more »
Yes. It is not necessary for that person to currently possess the item in order to have stolen it. That person could have stolen the item and subsequently resold or otherwise disposed of it. Thus, it is possible to be charged with theft even if the defendant does not “have” the item.
Person driving to move to Kentucky from California was stopped while speeding 8 mph over limit on highway 70 and given ticket, which was paid, then another ticket to appear in court for suspended Calif license. At time, she didn't know license was suspended, until stopped by KHP. She now lives in... Read more »
I was convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor in February of 2011 in the State of Kansas. I was arrested for getting into a car that wasn't my own. I was awarded diversion since it was my first criminal offense. That said, I'm currently filling out a contractor application for FDIC, and they ask if... Read more »
Text messages can certainly be used as evidence that someone distributed a drug or had the intent to do so, and therefore can be the basis for filing criminal charges. However, I would say that it is rare to see someone charged with distributing drugs based on text messages alone. If drugs are...Read more »
In Kansas, sentencing for felony offenses is dictated by your criminal history and the classification of the offense. For a Kansas sentencing grid, you can visit the criminal defense section of my website and find it at the bottom under resources....Read more »
I bought a car from a guy in Kansas and i have the Bill of Sale, 2 other witnesses, registration papers, and insurance papers. I need to obtain the title but he didn't have it and to him it'll take him $200 to obtain them since he says he needs to drive to Topeka to sign papers. I call BS on that.... Read more »
The only way to obtain a title if he doesn't provide one is to file a quiet title suit. A quiet title suit is a legal proceeding where you ask the court to declare you the owner of the vehicle. Kansas legal services has a guide on how to file these suits. Here is a link to that information:...Read more »
I was recently caught shoplifting at Walmart. They took down my information and told me please do not ever steal from them again and that they will not be banning me from the store and that I was free to go. I got something in the mail to pay a $150 fine and I paid it right away. Now I got another... Read more »
If you are being told to go to court, then yes you are being charged. This is not a civil case from what I can tell. Contact a criminal lawyer immediately in your area. If you go to court, do not say anything except you want a lawyer. Posting on this board is not sufficient to give you the help...Read more »
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