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Patrick Michael Lewis

Olathe Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I an currently under DUI diversion in Kansas, how do I answered "have you even been charged with a criminal offense"?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Dean George Tsourakis
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4 lawyer answers

    You have been charged with DUI. The case is still pending. You have not been convicted. If you sucessfully complete the diversion program the case will be dismissed you you will never be convicted of this crime. However, even after the case has been dismissed you will still have been charged. The only way to make it so you can answer that you have never been charged is to file and win a petition for expungement. That cannot be filed until 10 years after your diversion is completed....

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  2. On 12/25/13 I am eligible to terminate my DUI probation early. How do I file a motion without my lawyer in Wichita, KS?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Kathryn Mary Holton
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3 lawyer answers

    You always have the right to represent yourself in court. It is usually a bad idea. You can look for a different lawyer if you first one was too expensive. If you want to do it on your own instead of hiring an attorney, I would suggest you go to the law library and start your research in form books.

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  3. FTA for DUI in 1988 in Kansas

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Samuel Cohen
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Gerald R Stahl
    4 lawyer answers

    Well, it certainly could. I have seen a 17 year old warrant show up when a person came back into this county from a carribean cruise. Department of Homeland Security said you are coming with me. There can be a defense to the charge based on speedy trial and State v. Washington but it is not a guarantee of success. It is also possible that over the years the warrant got misplaced or not entered into the necessary computer system. Obviously if you are arrested you should not speak about the...

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  4. My dui diversion revoked in Ks. will I loose my license ?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Adebayo Ifasesan Kehinde Ogunmeno
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    If your license was suspended because of the refusal in this case, the diversion revocation will not result in another suspension. They can only suspend your license once for a single incident of driving under the influence.

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  5. Can a Judge dismissed a case and warrant for failure to prosecute or if the Government has failed to respond to the court order

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Christopher M. Patterson
    3 lawyer answers

    Even if the judge dismisses the case your record will not be "clean." The arrest, charge and convictino will still be on your record and will remain there until you expunge the case. it can be done alone but usually people hire an attorney. You should have an attorney on the case still set for sentencing.

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  6. Will I be deported?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3. Robert C. Gigstad
    4. Richa Puri
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to immediately speak with an immigration attorney as well as a criminal defense attorney who handles dui. There are very few who do both. The immigration attorney will be a little harder to find but there are several very good ones in Kansas City. You must speak with a dui attorney to discuss your options. There may be defenses of which you are unaware. Diversion might be an option but do not go without the advice of counsel. If you are still within 14 days of the arrest you may...

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  7. Can my boyfriend be charged with a criminal threat ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Veleka Eskinde
    2 lawyer answers

    He can certainly be charged. That does not mean he will be convicted. For the prosecutor to lodge a chare he must present the judge with an affidavit of probable cause that a crime has been committed. For a conviction he will have to be able to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime occurred. If he has been charged have your boyfriend contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. In any case he should stay away from the kid and not tlak about the incident.

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  8. I am 19 and being charged with possession of marijuana. This is my first offense. Wondering what course of action I should take?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Richard Stephen Jaffe
    3. David B Pittman
    3 lawyer answers

    Diversion is probably an option, depending on your record and the policies of your prosecutor. You should seriously consider talking with a local criminal defense attorney though. While diversion is certainly better than a conviction you may have factual or legal defenses of which you are unaware. A lawyer with experience handling drug cases in your jursidiction will be able to determine what your best options are. The matter is serious as possession is a Class A misdemeanor, with...

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  9. Can I go to jail for Lewd and Lascivious Behavior? (I'm a college student)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    3. Bryce Aric Fetter
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a misdemeanor, and no it does not usually result in jail time. However it is a sex offense and those can have substantial effects on your life. You must have the assistance of a defense attorney who handles sex cases. Contact one immediately and do not discuss the facts with anyone other than your attorney.

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  10. Is an attorney in Kansas able to defend a first offense, extreme DUI charge that occurred in Phoenix?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Ryan W Cummings
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking an attorney must be licensed to practice in the state where he is appearing. I can only assume this is true in Arizona. In Kansas an Arizona attorney would be allowed to appear once the pro hac vice process had been completed. In Kansas it requires a local attorney to enter his appearance and vouch for the out of state attorney. I do not know if the process is the same in Arizona. You would need to check with an Arizona licensed attorney.

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