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Jessica Glendening

Jessica Glendening’s Answers

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  • What are the chances of charges being dropped on a man being charged with kidnapping, if the victim doesn't testify?

    Boyfriend and I got into a fight I hit him he hit me, I went to the police and filed a report then a pfa to teach him a lesson since he hit me,but now he's in jail being charged with kidnapping, agg Battery. I made up somethings to get the pfa, he...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Many prosecutors have specific policies about when they will dismiss domestic violence cases. It is going to depend on your jurisdiction and the facts in your case. You should talk to an attorney before you do anything. If you really did make false statements in your report or your PFA, you could get into trouble for filing false reports. Speak to a criminal defense attorney in your area who is familiar with the prosecutor on the case for advice on the best way to proceed to avoid having charges filed against you and to see about dealing with your boyfriend's charges before you talk to the police or prosecutor.

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  • What is the best way to get out of my transport of open container ticket? Diversion or ask the prosecuter for a lesser charge?

    I got a transport of open container ticket while being a passenger in a car that got pulled over. This is my first offense and I've got a very important job where things like this on my record could really hurt my career. I really need to get th...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney who handles criminal/traffic cases in your jurisdiction. Every court/prosecutor is different and you want to have someone familiar with the court you are to appear in. In general, a diversion requires you to admit to the facts charged in the police reports, agree to complete some conditions such as alcohol classes or community service, and stay out of trouble for a specified period of time. In return, the prosecutor will generally agree to dismiss the charges after you have completed all the terms specified in the diversion agreement. The risk is that if you do not successfully complete the diversion, you have admitted to all the facts necessary to convict you and you most likely be convicted as charged. Pleading to a lower charge is another possible option, but what the charge is and the consequences of a conviction on that charge may vary. It is important to talk to an attorney about both options and it is helpful to have an attorney handle the negotiations with the prosecutor for either a diversion or a plea to a lesser charge.

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  • Will a pending felony show on my background check

    havent been convicted yet

    Jessica’s Answer

    It may. Criminal background checks are generally run by private companies. Each company handles things differently, but many will show pending charges and many gather information from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI). If you want to know what information the KBI has on you and what information they release to the public, you can find out more at: http://www.kansas.gov/kbi/criminalhistory/

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  • Will getting a ticket for parking in a handicap violate my probation?

    im on probation in garden city, KS for a misdemeanor theft charge and i got a ticket for parking in a handicap spot and i paid it. will it violate my probation or anything?

    Jessica’s Answer

    It depends on the terms of your probation. When you were placed on probation, the court should have told you all the rules you need to comply with as part of your probation. Frequently, the probation order will state do not violate any laws. It will sometimes state, "with the exception of minor traffic infractions". You will want to look at the probation order in your case to see what language was used. Most likely, this will not be a basis for revoking your probation. If you had an attorney on your probation case, you should contact that attorney for more specific advice.

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