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William David Langston

Olathe DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is there a chance my drug case will get dismissed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    It is always within the realm of possibility that your case could "fall through the cracks". However, this is not likely. Also the prosecutor could review the police investigation and decline to file charges. This also would be unusual. You must communicate closely with your lawyer regarding the progress of your case. As long as you have counsel it is unethical for another lawyer to offer any opinion about your specific case without your current Attorney's permission. Good luck with your case.

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  2. Is there a 30 day "no mess up" period after probation sentence is served?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Joshua D. Seiden
    3. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3 lawyer answers

    Once your probation is successfully completed you are no longer under the jurisdiction of the court. However, most courts reserve an additional 30 to 90 days to bring violations that occurred DURING the probation period before the court. Wm. David Langston >

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  3. My girlfriend was arrested on her third felony a few days ago what does this mean?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    If convicted, your girlfriend may spend many years in prison on the new felonies. The parole prison time could be added to the lengthy prison sentence amounting to even more prison time. You must retain the best criminal defense lawyer you can afford. Wm. David Langston >

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  4. MIP WHILE ON DIVERSION FOR THEFT

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    You must aggressively defend the MIP charge. If convicted, this could trigger a revocation of your theft diversion. Potentially this will result in two public convictions. This will make finding jobs or obtaining educational scholarships difficult. You MUST seek the counsel of a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. Pay for quality representation. Now is not the time for bargain hunting. Look for value not price.

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  5. I have a level 4 felony possesion of meth 0.02 grams. I have no priors, never been introuble.The DA says jail time is this right

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    Kansas drug laws are very harsh and can result in prison sentences even for first offenders with small drug quantities. Meth is particularly treated harshly. You must retain an aggressive criminal defense attorney to fully investigate and defend your case. Your constitutional rights will never be more important to you. Wm. David Langston >

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  6. With Diversion do you go to jail?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Blake Alan Robinson
    3. Joshua D. Seiden
    3 lawyer answers

    Intake refers to your first meeting with your diversion monitor. It does not mean intake to jail. These are the questions a criminal defense attorney would help you with. In my opinion, courts do a great disservice to people by allowing them to represent themselves in criminal cases. It causes a great deal of confusion and anxiety. Good luck. Wm. David Langston >

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  7. I'm 18 and received an MIP last night. What should I do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    3 lawyer answers

    It is always desirable to obtain the counsel of an attorney before appearing in a criminal court. If you are found to be without funds by the court to retain a private attorney a lawyer may be appointed to represent you. You should investigate this option before making any final decision. Any stain on your criminal history could cause you problems in the future.

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  8. Can a conviction of an adult for agg battery level 7 with a firearm be expunged?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    1 lawyer answer

    Kansas Statutes allow for a Petition for Expungement to be considered by the sentencing Court. The Petition may be presented to the Court three years after the successful completion of the probation term. The Judge will determine if the expungement of the conviction is in the best interests of all parties.

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  9. Do I need a lawyer for my ticket for possession of marijuana? Can I ask for a court appointed lawyer to help me? I'm broke.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. William David Langston
    3. Michael Lewis Marley
    3 lawyer answers

    Is is my advice to never go into a criminal court without the protection of experienced criminal counsel. You should choose a knowledgeable aggressive criminal lawyer familiar with the Judge and Prosecutor. If you can show the Court you are without the necessary funds to hire an attorney, they may appoint an attorney for you. That decision will be partially based on the likelihood of you being sentenced to serve jail time. To blindly plea guilty is always illadvised.

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  10. Order authorizing removal of juvenile

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. William David Langston
    1 lawyer answer

    It is difficult to provide a knowledgeable legal answer without seeing the document you reference. In Kansas juvenile records are public until they are expunged by Court order. The wording you describe could refer to the removal of the juvenile from the family home. Your question would require a consultation to further develop the necessary facts to provide a definitive answer. Wm. David Langston 913-205-5717

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