Here is a quick overview of the most common, Kansas, criminal charges. To find out what to expect, if stopped or arrested, click HERE.
Traffic and Speeding:
A standard traffic stop can turn into something serious in an instant. If not handled properly you could have your driving privileges suspended, have a warrant for your arrest, have steep fines, and more. Your attorney can negotiate your charges and give you information about how to best handle your case. Resist the urge to procrastinate or handle these charges on your own.
Drugs and Contraband:
Drug and contraband charges are a serious threat to your future and your freedom. Possession of small amounts of a drug or drug paraphernalia carry steep fines (starting at one year imprisonment and/or $2,500 in fines, and up). Discovery drugs or contraband can be from any number of interactions with law enforcement (ex. traffic stop, during an arrest, etc.). The first thing your attorney will consider is whether the evidence was obtained within the letter of the law. If not, your attorney will request that it be suppressed.
DUI, DWI, Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Intoxicated:
In Kansas, driving under the influence has mandatory, minimum, sentence guidelines, even if it is your first time. This will likely include six months of jail and a fine of $1,750, or more. No attorney can negotiate away the mandatory minimum if you accept a plea agreement or are convicted of this crime. In addition, in Kansas, if you do not request a hearing within 14 days you will likely lose your driving rights.
Domestic Battery and crimes of Domestic Violence:
In Kansas, if there are allegations of a domestic disturbance someone will likely be arrested. That someone may be you. Even if the other party involved does not want charges brought against you the District Attorney can prosecute you.
If you have been arrested for, or are under investigation for, any Kansas crime call us today @ 913.602.7288.
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