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  • Can I rebuttal a police statment?

    Police came to my home unannounced on suspicion of battery. I pushed my sister in law and she is trying to press charges. I admitted to pushing her but she is claiming all sorts of injuries. Should I have just kept my mouth shut and not answered p...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Probably it would have been better to decline to answer questions and lawyer up. But that is water under the bridge. You can't change it now but you can control what you do in the future. Do not answer anymore questions. If you are charged get an attorney immediately. Depending on what injuries she is claiming you could be looking at a misdemeanor, a level 8 felony, a level 7 felony, a level 5 felony or a level 4 felony. You do not want to be trying to handle something like this on your own.

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  • I just recently got an MIP. What will the consequences be?

    I just recently got an MIP and I heard from friends that there is a large fine I can pay to get off scott free. Is this true? I also have a past charge for possession of rolling papers from when I was 12 and i am 17 now. Will that make a difference?

    Patrick’s Answer

    No, you cannot pay to "get off scott free." You may be able to avoid a conviction on your record and, regardless of the outcome, it may cost a lot of money, but it will not just go away. Since you are under 18 the case should be headed towards district court. It is very unlikely that they will not notice the earlier case. You need the assistance of an experienced attorney to hopefully avoid the worst of the consequences.

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  • How can i defend myself against a protection from stalking?

    I went through a messy break up, and I was at the courthouse the next morning to file one. I thought we had talked it out and had agreed to no contact and left together, and she doubled back and filed first. I have never been physical with her, no...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You can represent yourself but should seriously consider hiring an attorney. There are many side effects if you lose the hearing. You should stand a much better chance with an attorney by your side.

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  • What determines whether or not someone goes on "color code" in Overland Park, KS?

    I am getting ready to begin diversion in Overland Park, KS on Tuesday. Upon completing the initial alcohol assessment, the evaluator stated he was recommending I receive the "minimum". Just curious to know what determines someone being on "color c...

    Patrick’s Answer

    The charge and the evaluation will be the most important factors. If it was a charge involving drugs or alcohol you should expect to be on color code.

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  • How do you put in a 180 day rite once your sentenced to prison

    Was sentenced to d.o.c for 10 months was wanting to know why I'm incarcerated what is a 180day rit

    Patrick’s Answer

    Talk to your unit team leader. He will be able to assist you.

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  • How do I expunge my Kansas criminal record?

    Offense Battery more than 20 yrs ago. FBI shows Aggravated Assault. Action Diversion then Dismissed.

    Patrick’s Answer

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    You can file for expungement pro se, by yourself without an attorney, or you can hire an attorney.
    Given the charge you may well want to contact a local attorney to help you through the process.

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  • If the was an offer thrown on the table by prosecutors will it still be there now.?

    My fiancee got bailed out and then he decided to go on the run for 7 months and was picked up in a warrant in June. Before he got out he was offered a deal by the county attorneys office. We are wondering if you think that deal would still be ther...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I suspect that the district attorney will still make an offer but doubt that the same offer is open. He should check with his attorney to find out the current state of plea negotiations.

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  • If I bonded out of jail in Kansas City,Kansas am I still eligible for a court appointed attorney in Division 13?

    The clerk that I received the continuance from said I should have a lawyer present. When I asked her for the affidavit form for a court appointed lawyer she said you can fill it out but its most likely gonna be denied because I bonded out through ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    It is very often the case in Wyandotte County that if a person bonds the court does not want to appoint counsel. They cannot have a specific rule stating that but it usually works out that way.

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  • If you get charged with possession of marijuana can your probation officer have you tested for other drugs

    I am on probation for marijuana and ive been clean latley but i was using amphetamines one night and had to take a UA the next day, do they just test my urine for marijuana or for every drug?

    Patrick’s Answer

    They will do either a seven panel or nine panel screen. They will likely also test for alcohol. The new test for alcohol can detect usage of alcohol for several days after usage.

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  • I am being charged with drug charges. Me and another person are in the same case together. He has criminal record, I don't.

    today both of our cases got dismissed by the state he is in jail I'm out on bond I called and he is on federal hold I checked back couple hours later and my case seems to have not been dismissed and his has. What does this mean if I had already se...

    Patrick’s Answer

    There really is no way to know what is going on with your situation from your post. If the case was dismissed then you don't have a court date. If you have a court date it was not dismissed. You must talk with your attorney immediately.

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