The last blog discussed what to expect during a Kansas police investigation. This blog will focus on the commonly used interrogation style called the "Reid Technique". Again, by the time law enforcement has decided that they need to speak with you, they believe that you have committed a crime and need only confess. They will limit your how much you speak and apply pressure to get you to admit to a crime. Here are the 9 steps:
It is hard, but not impossible, to overcome signed or oral confessions. For that reason, anytime you have been arrested, or asked to give a statement, you should be represented. If you are in such a circumstance feel free to call Attorney T. Morton (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Did you know that Kansas police go through multi-day trainings to learn how to interrogate you? One of the most common forms of interrogation is called the Reid Technique. This form of questions is coming from the position that you committed a crime and now must confess. Here are the typical steps they will take while getting your statements:
Attorney T. Morton suggests that you never participate in an investigation without representation. If you have been contacted by Kansas law enforcement, or have been arrested, call NOW (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Arrest is never the first step in a sex crime in Kansas. Rather, sex crimes investigations can take weeks, months or even years before you are arrested. Here is what you should know about Kansas sex crimes investigations:
Tips: If you have landed on this blog you likely know, or have suspicion, that you are under investigation. First of all, don't ignore that. Get a sex crimes defense attorney NOW. Second of all, refuse to give statements or possessions. Finally, don't talk about this with anyone but an attorney.
One more thing. If the allegations are surrounding your child(ren), you have or work with children, a separate, but simultaneous, abuse investigation will occur involving Kansas Child Protective Services (DCF). Anything you say or do in those cases will be cross-shared with Kansas police.
Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted in Kansas, and have lengthy prison and public offender registration time attached (ex. Jessica's Law and off-grid felony). Click HERE to see the sex crimes sentencing grid and to find out more about your specific circumstances. You do have defense and it is possible to avoid being charged with a sex crime. Call Attorney T. Morton today for your free consultation (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Being investigated, have a warrant or already arrested in Kansas? Then you are probably aware that you need a criminal defense attorney. The necessity of counsel is so great that if you are indigent you may qualify for a free, or low cost, attorney. If you prefer to have private counsel, as many do, then this is likely something you haven't been saving up for. Who saves just in case they get in criminal trouble, right? For that reason, Attorney T. Morton strives to meet you where you are at. Here is a general breakdown of how much it costs to hire this office:
Remember: The complexity of your case and number of crimes involved will cause your fees to increase and vary. This fee will include all matters directly related to your case up to trial; however, some Motions and matters will require additional fees. If your case is, or becomes, more complex than initially disclosed the fee may also increase. All fees are fixed and non-refundable because efforts and resources devoted to your case, and/or conflicts of interest inherent in said matter, may preclude your attorney from accepting other engagements. Should you decide to take your case to trial we will discuss the trial plan and the additional costs required.
The best thing you can do is call a lawyer today. All forms of payments are accepted, to include credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), PayPal, Zelle and Venmo. Call NOW 913-602-7288 for your free consultation and to protect your freedom.
Anytime you are suspected of driving under the influence Kansas law enforcement can lawfully request that you submit to testing. If you either refuse or physically cannot complete roadside test, the officer may request that you to submit to a blood test. However, this is a request not something they can automatically force you to do. If you agree to your blood being drawn you likely will waive all potential objections to the findings. If you refuse to allow your blood to be drawn the officer must request a search warrant to complete the task over your objections. Similarly, if you require medical treatment related to an accident, injury or illness the Kansas police cannot force the hospital to draw, or release, your blood without a valid warrant. In fact, if your blood was gained by law enforcement unlawfully, the related results may be inadmissible in the case against you. While you have the right to refuse, and if your blood sample was not collected or provided to the police immediately, just know that the Court's have the authority to issue warrants to the hospital (weeks and months later) if cause is established.
Remember: It is your right to refuse DUI roadside testing and/or blood testing; however, driving is a privilege not a right. You may have separate consequence, related to your driver's license, for refusing. Click HERE for more information.
Whether you submitted to roadside or blood DUI testing (even if you failed), or refused, you still may have defenses. Call Attorney T. Morton TODAY to find out more about hiring a DUI defense attorney (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Did you know that the Kansas police have rules too? In fact, you may not feel like it but, the rights are yours to have and protect. Where law enforcement exceeds their authority, to search or seize, they may have violated your United States and Kansas constitutional rights. If so, in a criminal case, you may have some or all of the evidence against you suppressed or excluded. That can make or break the case against you. Here are some ways they may have violated you:
How do you protect yourself? Respectfully decline or object to searches and seizures, if asked for permission. Your attorney will then address this in court if Kansas law enforcement unlawfully proceeded. If you are not asked then your only option is to raise your objections by motion to the Court.
Johnson County, Kansas police, and other law enforcement (sheriff, highway patrol, FBI, etc.), do make mistakes. Even if you think the case against you is rock solid, you should have a lawyer review the discovery (i.e. the State's evidence against you) to see if your 4th Amendment or other rights have been violated. Attorney T. Morton is available to talk NOW (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Whether you are under the supervision of the Johnson County, Kansas district court or any probation or parole office statewide, it can be easy to violate the terms. This will prompt your probation officer to request that your probation be revoked. This is a request and not something that is automatically granted. That is why the matter is set for a hearing before the Kansas court. If you have underlying jail time it is possible that you may be forced to serve some or all of it. Here are five things you can do, based on the most common violations, to avoid revocation:
These are serious matters and your freedom is on the line. If you are facing probation or Diversion revocation in Kansas City, Kansas or across the state, don't hesitate to contact Attorney T. Morton TODAY (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
You may have a warrant for your arrest for any number of things, including:
Will the police come looking for you? Probably. Especially if it is an arrest warrant, felony/violent/sex crime. Otherwise, if you are on bond, the bounty hunter will likely come to get you first.
HERE is the link to Johnson County, Kansas' warrant search. If the county you believe your warrant is from doesn't have an online access an attorney can find out for you. Don't wait to handle these matters on your own. It won't just go away. Plus, once you resolve the warrant you still will have the original matter to handle. Call Attorney T. Morton today (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
In Johnson County, Kansas and all across the state there exists the crime of telephone harassment. You can read more about this crime HERE. The defenses to this crime vary by your circumstances but below are several that are frequently used:
Remember: This is charged as a misdemeanor but does carry jail time penalties, and can later impact your custody, job, housing, travel, etc.. in Kansas and outside of the state.
You need a defense attorney. Call Attorney T. Morton TODAY (913) 602-7288. Payment plans are available.
Criminal case warrants do not expire. Kansas often extradites on felony warrants and sometime on misdemeanor cases. If you, or someone you know, have an old case, or a matter you want sealed, now is the time. Many clients consider using their tax return refunds to give them peace of mind throughout the remainder of the year. If you hire Attorney T. Morton to help you before April 1, 2024, for warrant or sealing your record, she will extend you a $500 discount.
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