Robert C. Gigstad’s Answers

Robert C. Gigstad

Overland Park DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I am 18 years old and was walking around drunk with my friend hes 16. This is my first mic and was wandering what will happen??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3 lawyer answers

    Since it is your first MIP it is likely you are eligible for a Diversion, and that might be the best route for you to go. I would recommend talking with an attorney as soon as you can.

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  2. Can not hire attorney?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    I would strongly recommend you hire an attorney, or at least speak to a local attorney as soon as possible.

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  3. How would a lawyer help by going to court on behalf of myself for a speeding ticket and what would the judge rule if case lost?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    2 lawyer answers

    If you hire an attorney to handle your ticket it is likely that they can get the ticket taken care of without you appearing at all. Your likely options would be either a diversion or an amendment to a nonmoving violation so it won't affect your insurance. If you did choose to take the case to trial would would have to appear. Best of luck.

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  4. Is there any way that I can get the felony theft charge dropped to a misdemeanor or at all?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Gray Richard Proctor
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Lewis, you can try to fight the case to get a Not Guilty verdict, or attempt to negotiate with the Prosecutor to come to an agreeable arrangement. I would highly recommend consulting with a local attorney in your area though.

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  5. My fiance got pulled over & arrested but the office never issued any tickets for what he claimed to have pulled him over for...

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    Agree completely with Attorney Lewis, he needs to speak with a local attorney experienced in Criminal Law A.S.A.P.

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  6. How can I drop charges against my husband for a domestic battery

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Joseph Kenneth Lacome
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    3 lawyer answers

    Attorney Wigell hit this right on the head. You cannot choose to drop the charges at this point. Now it is completely up to the prosecutor. You can express your opinion that you do not want the case to move forwards, sometimes that will be enough. However, often times you will need to work with your husband's defense attorney, or hire an attorney on your own. Best of luck.

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  7. Second probation violation for a worthless check. i got caught driving on suspended. What can I do?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    Consult a local attorney as soon as possible. You have the right to a hearing on this probation violation. Don't discuss anything further without first consulting an attorney.

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

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Blake Alan Robinson
    2. Adebayo Ifasesan Kehinde Ogunmeno
    3. Robert C. Gigstad
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  9. Can my probation be revoked on suspicion of.drinking with.no.tests administerd or failures of

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J. Denise Carter
    2. Lee Matthew Timan
    3. Robert C. Gigstad
    4. Christopher Lee Kalberg
    5. Patrick Michael Lewis
    5 lawyer answers

    The mere accusation isn't enough to revoke your probation. You are entitled to a hearing on the matter if the prosecutor's office does choose to file a motion to revoke your probation. I recommend contacting a local attorney immediately.

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  10. Is jail time mandatory, driving on suspended?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, Mandatory 5 day Jail sentence on a 2nd time Driving While Suspended in Kansas.

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