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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: 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

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
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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Q: Can the police add a criminal charge to a police report after the case has been dismissed by the judge ?

Prosecutor says disorderly conduct and domestic battery are the same charge.

What type of lawyer will I need .?

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Aug 8, 2023

You need a criminal lawyer who regularly practices in the charging county . . . NOW. Whether you can be charged out of conduct from which another case was dismissed depends on whether the case was tried before the court, and if not whether the dismissal was "with prejudice". This forum... View More

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Q: I have questions about domestic assault please help

My wife threw something at me and then started hitting me in the face after around 5 hits to the face I wrapped my arms around her to stop her from hitting me and yelled stop. Then I let go and l went to a neighbors. I got arrested but the cops said unsure if proaoocuter would take it because she... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Aug 8, 2023

You need an attorney ASAP. You have no choice but to fight this. You should also get a therapist to work out your PTSD issues. Hire a criminal defense attorney with domestic relations experience. Do not talk about this case with anyone else. This forum is no substitute for your own lawyer.

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

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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 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 Family Law, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Im 19 and since i was kid i was abused I lost my job at 17 and am still house bounfd with mental illness.can i still sue
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 19, 2017

Yes, though the mental illness will cloud the claim.

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Q: Can someone be charged for theft of a stolen item, even if that person does not have, nor has ever been seen with item?

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... View More

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answered on Oct 6, 2017

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.

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