Being accused of child sexual abuse means not only will you be contacted by Kansas City, Kansas law enforcement, you will also have a child protective services (DCF) case opened, and be restrained from seeing the child involved. Here is what you can do to increase your chances of avoiding criminal charges, just like our client:
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Besides in instances of criminal charges, the law allows Kansas courts to protect people from abuse by way of a civil protective order (a.k.a. restraining order). Once this petition is filed, it is possible that the petitioner (or minor children) will be granted a temporary order of protection. You will be served, and then, statutorily you defend against this within 21 days. Here are some defenses:
Our office has successfully had petitions for protection denied (with all temporary orders vacated). We offer you these tips:
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Believe it or not, telephone harassment is a serious misdemeanor criminal offense across the state of Kansas. It can also prompt requests for protective orders against you (which is a separate civil case). There are a number of ways you can commit this crime, depending on what Kanas city you are in. Here is what telephone harassment is, in Kansas:
Kansas takes this charge seriously and classifies it as a "Class A" (the worst) misdemeanor offense. You could be forced to spend 1 year in jail, per charge, if convicted of this crime.
Yes. This charge can stick even without official phone records.
Yes. This charge can stick even if the person was not afraid of you or did not find you threatening.
Yes. This charge can stick even if the person did not answer, read or respond to your contact.
Yes. You can be charged with criminal threat, telephone harassment and face a restraining order request based on the same incident.
While this charge typically stems from a domestic dispute (ex. husband and wife unwanted contact), it can involve friends, employer and employee, business and customer, your ex's new boyfriend or girlfriend (or new spouse), etc.. If you are contacted by Kansas law enforcement remember these things:
You likely have landed on this blog because the Kansas police, a Johnson County investigator, child and family services, etc. have contacted you (or those around you). It is important that you recognize now that you need an aggressive, experienced, Kansas criminal defense attorney. Today! Here are some of the potential types of sex crimes:
As you can imagine, sex crimes (particularly those involving children) are the most aggressively prosecuted charges in Johnson County, Kansas. Not only that, the potential prison time, sex offender registration, etc. are extreme. Don't take the risk and try to handle this case on your own. Call Attorney T. Morton NOW 913-602-7288. Consultations are free and payment plans are available.
If you are suspected of a crime in Johnson County, Kansas or across the state, you will likely first be interviewed. Before you are asked to submit to an actual lie detector test, the detective will be critiquing all parts of your communication - verbal, paralinguistic and nonverbal. This is Overland Park's law enforcement's way of informal "lie detection" as trained by the Reid Technique. Here are the details:
Is this form of behavioral "lie detection" scientific. Nope!
Is it fully accurate? Not at all!
Will it be used against you? Absolutely!
Here's what we suggest: DON'T GIVE STATEMENTS, TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, WITHOUT AN EXPERIENCED KANSAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY!
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Last week we told you that the Johnson County, Kansas police/sheriff are specially trained in interrogations and interview techniques. The "Reid Technique" trains officers to use your behavior to determine if you are truthful (according to them) and to potentially get you to make confessions. Here is how the technique works:
If you think you need a lawyer, you do! Get an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side today. Attorney T. Morton serves Overland Park, Kansas and counties across the the state. Call NOW 913-602-7288. Payment plans are available.
We have told you before, and we will say it again today. You should NEVER speak to an investigator, police officer, child protective services caseworker, etc. without an attorney. Why? Because you are not proving your innocence during this interaction. Rather, the investigator/detective is trying to get you to give them what they need to file charges against you or solidify their case. Here's the truth:
In addition to bond, you may be placed on "pre-trial supervision" by the Johnson County, Kansas courts. There are specific conditions to this order of the court. You will sign this agreement and violations can result in revocation of bond and you being placed back into custody. Here are the top 10 ways to avoid violating supervision:
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If you are in Johnson County, Kansas you should be concerned that you have a warrant ,if any of the following apply to you:
The best thing you can do is get an attorney right away if you believe you have a warrant for your arrest. That is for a number of reasons:
As you may be aware, in Overland Park, Kansas, and across the nation, sex crimes are aggressively investigated and prosecuted. Crimes against children cause the Johnson County, Kansas prosecutors particularly alert; therefore, are oftentimes not resolved by plea agreement. Further, it is very possible that you could be facing both state and federal charges, as follows:
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