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Robert C. Gigstad

Robert Gigstad’s Answers

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  • I was charged with drugs possession from drugs found in hotel but it was not in my name an I wasn't in the hotel

    I had a suitcase in hotel

    Robert’s Answer

    Consult with a local criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction you are charged with this crime. Don't post any further details on the specifics of this matter.

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  • I got arrested for Domestic Battery for the second time.The first it got dismissed. Then a year later the second its this one.

    I have federal probation. My boyfriend gave a written statement

    Robert’s Answer

    This will be treated as your first as long as you don't have any priors on your record. Contact a local attorney. Johnson County District Court is one of the worst places in the state to be charged with a Domestic Battery case.

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  • I'm 20 years old and was charged with MIP, Can i qualify for diversion?

    This was a case of me being in the wrong place at the wrong time and not thinking. I Was pulled over for a minor traffic violation and police found an open container of alcohol in my car. I was given a mandatory court date and i am scared out of ...

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with both other attorneys that have answered this question. MIP is a Class C misdemeanor meaning it is very low on the totem pole so to speak. As Attorney Robinson said your biggest concern should be the license suspension. Since you haven't been in trouble before it is likely you can do a diversion on an offense like this, but it is best to seek local counsel.

    Good luck.

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  • I was charged with Domestic Violence but applied for the Deferred Judgement program.. This is my first offense.. Jail time?

    My boyfriend & I got into an argument, & I called the cops only trying to get some unwanted people out of our apartment & those unwanted people lied to the cops & said I pushed my boyfriend up the apartments stairs.. It was 3 same stories against ...

    Robert’s Answer

    I recommend you contact a local attorney as soon as you can. By Deferred Judgement Program, I assume you are referring to some type of a Diversion program, which would avoid jail time. However, you should consult an attorney to review the facts of the case against you. There is a possibility you would have a case you would want to take to trial. Best of luck.

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  • Can I get my warrant lifted as long as I pay on it in Kansas?

    I have a warrant in kck but I signed up for the Navy and in order for me to continue with my process I have to pay off my warrant

    Robert’s Answer

    Contact an attorney who works in Kansas City, Kansas courts as soon as possible. If you just owe money, it will likely be a simple process, but they will be able to find out from the court what you are facing.

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  • If your criminal case was "woped" is there forms to stop the DA from bringing the case back?..I'd rather be charged and over it

    Its a drug charge

    Robert’s Answer

    Contact a local attorney in your jurisdiction as soon as possible. The DA does have discretion as to when to prosecute cases, but the process can be helped along if you have an attorney representing you.

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  • I was accused of shoplifting $120 worth of merchandise from a Kohl's in Overland Park, KS. Is it likely that I will go to jail?

    This is my first offense, no prior criminal record. I did not admit to the theft but was arrested and taken to jail based on the store's video footage and the officer and clerk's interpretation of it. I have contacted a criminal lawyer's office ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Contact a lawyer immediately, and only discuss this matter with them. As both the other attorneys have stated you do have some options since it is your first time facing criminal charges. This is a serious offense, but it is likely that with an attorney's help you will be able to avoid jail time completely.

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  • What are the fines for not having an assigned license plate?

    I just got the truck a couple days prior and was told the license plate on it was the current plate but since it had just been the weekend i hadnt had a chance to go and get my own tags. i was pulled over for license plate not working and found ou...

    Robert’s Answer

    Contact a local traffic attorney, they should be able to give you information on how your local court handles such matters. It's likely you'll be able to get the case dismissed, or minimized.

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  • If someone shoplifts once for $53.00 for food and 17 days later shoplifts again in the amount of $210.00 what do you think the

    charge will be?

    Robert’s Answer

    Likely two different charges of misdemeanor shoplifting / theft because the value is under $1,000.

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  • I was arrested for shoplifting in 2009, moved, and never completed my diversion requirements.

    I went to my initial hearing and got a diversion, but I was living with my parents at the time and had no job (extremely depressed). I was required to take a theft class, complete UA's, pay fines, and meet with an officer. Then I had the oppo...

    Robert’s Answer

    It is good that you are looking to take care of this matter. The court will appreciate that fact as well. There are a couple of ways that this could play out. You will likely need a lawyer. There is a very small possibility you would allowed another opportunity to finish the diversion, but the more likely scenario is that they will not allow that, and you will need to look into how to minimize the damage. There is a strong possibility of avoiding jail time altogether. Contact a criminal defense attorney in KS today.

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