Crimes of theft are some of the most frequently charged crimes, in Overland Park, Kansas court. Under the Kansas statute, of "theft", fall a number of charges. Here are some of the most frequently charged theft crimes and how to tell each apart:
Each of these types of theft charges have separate and unique parts that the Johnson County, Kansas prosecutor must prove. Through the courts, or because you allow it, an investigation will be rigorously completed. If you are facing a theft crime don't delay. Call an experienced attorney NOW 913-602-7288. Attorney T. Morton does offer payment plans.
Holidays are a good time, and a time when many are charged with crimes. Typically those include:
Conviction of , or plea agreement to, just about any Kansas sex crime will mandate you to register as a sex offender. You will register with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) for anywhere between 15 years to life. However, the time you are required to register may increase in the following circumstances:
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Our client contacted us, after being approached by both Kansas Department for Children & Families, and the Johnson County, Kansas police. Each was accusing our client of sex crimes against a minor. He was incredibly fearful and certain that the information was false. For that reason he planned to meet with both departments' detectives to tell his story. But first he called us. We gave him the following instructions:
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Part of determining the ultimate outcome in your Johnson County, Kansas case is consideration of your criminogenic needs. Criminogenic needs are "characteristics, traits, problems, or issues that directly related to your likelihood commit another crime." (study.com) During the felony sentencing phase, you will participate in a LSI-R where the analyst will be looking for the "Big Six" as follows:
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In our last blog we discussed Level of Service Inventory - Revised (LSI-R) and what role it plays in your felony sentencing. Today we will share with you what questions to expect during this pre-sentence investigation. Remember, these questions are designed to get you talking, in detail, about your life. In addition, the Johnson County, Kansas criminal courts rely upon the results of your test when determining your level of service needs. Here are some of the prompts you will be presented with:
While you may be thinking that you are likely to score poorly because of your past, know that a quality Kansas criminal defense attorney can properly prepare you for success. Never should you be misleading or untruthful; however, there are ways to address the matter at hand without causing unnecessary harm to yourself. This is another portion of your case you shouldn't handle alone. Call Attorney T. Morton NOW 913-602-7288. Payment plans are available.
As we discussed earlier this month, if you have been convicted of, plead "no contest" or "guilty" , to a felony crime you will be required to participate in a sentencing investigation. Whether you are charged with a crime in Johnson County, Kansas or anywhere across the state, the sentencing judge can consider your Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) and Level of Service Inventory (LSI-R) reports. Your attorney's ability to argue departure sentencing will also rely upon the scores in each. In addition, once your sentence is ordered, any related agencies (prison, probation, parole, rehab, etc.) will use this information to create a service plan.
Remember there are special requirements, rules and exclusions for those charged with Kansas sex crimes.
Are you at low risk for reoffending? Are you better suited for probation (even telephone-supervision), rehabilitation, etc. more than prison? Do you take issue with any finding(s) in your report? The Kansas prosecutor is not required to argue a lesser/non-confinement sentence for you. Only your a skilled Kansas criminal defense attorney will. Don't handle with part of your case alone. Call Attorney T. Morton NOW 913-602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Johnson County, Kansas judges will review your plea agreement/conviction and the Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) Report when deciding your potential consequences. The Kansas prosecutor and any victims related to your case will also be given the opportunity to give statements to the court. Your attorney will file a motion to argue that the court should depart from the sentencing guidelines ordinarily present in your case. This can be to lessen your sentencing by durational departure or dispositional departure. Where your agreement, or conviction, is a violent sex crime the courts are confined by statute (KS Stat § 21-6818 (2015)) to adjusting your sentence as follows:
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The Kansas criminal courts, in Johnson County and across the state, will file a "Complaint/Information". This is completed by the prosecutor in your case after review of the allegations (and any evidence immediately available). It will have the following information:
Remember that in Johnson County, and across the state of Kansas, the charge of sexual battery does not require sex of any kind. An "offensive touch" is enough. Here are the best defenses to this criminal charge:
In Kansas the charge of sexual battery is a class A misdemeanor, with potential jail time of one year and $2500 in fines. The charge of aggravated sexual battery is a level 5 felony, punishable by up to 136 months (over 11 years) of prison and $300,000 in fines. In both instances you will likely be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years to life.
Whether you were charged in Overland Park, or across the state of Kansas, never underestimate the need for a quality criminal defense attorney. You have the above defenses, to the charge of sexual battery, and perhaps many more. Call Attorney T. Morton NOW for a free consultation 913-602-7288. Payment plans are available.
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