Robert C. Gigstad’s Answers

Robert C. Gigstad

Overland Park DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I got charged with DV two different times within a 2 week span. I. whats most likely to happen?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Adebayo Ifasesan Kehinde Ogunmeno
    3. Robert C. Gigstad
    3 lawyer answers

    I would contact an attorney to discuss your case immediately, you are facing very serious consequences.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. I cant pay for diversion what can i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Adebayo Ifasesan Kehinde Ogunmeno
    3. Charles Robert Green
    3 lawyer answers

    Not knowing any of the facts of your case, I can advise that most courts will allow you time to come up with the money if you request a continuance.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  3. Is a DUI considered a first-degree misdemeanor?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Russell J Hebets
    4. Charles Robert Green
    4 lawyer answers

    There aren't degrees of misdemeanors in KS. Misdemeanors are classified A, B, and C in KS. A first time is a B Misdemeanor.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  4. I just got a DUI at a DUI check point. I have had a diversion before. What am I looking at?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. John J. Carney
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact a local attorney immediately. You will be facing the penalties of a 2nd time DUI, this is a class A misdemeanor, and is very serious. I recommend taking immediate action.

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  5. If I am working the door for a party and drink no alcohol, Can I still be charged with a "Minor In Possession"?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Richard Stephen Jaffe
    3. Joseph Peyton Lea III
    3 lawyer answers

    Agree with both other attorneys, you could be charged, but very unlikely they would be able to convict you of anything.

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  6. This is my 2nd offense for shoplifting, but it was in different city. Not sure if i need counsel or not? could I face jail time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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

    I would tend to agree with Attorney Lewis, it is likely they will know about your prior, and if you were to get in trouble for this again you would be facing a felony. I would recommend you find a local attorney to assist you with your case.

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  7. Do I need a lawyer for first offense battery on an Leo officer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Michael Lewis
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    You are facing a very serious charge, so you absolutely need to consult with an attorney. If you are in Wichita I recommend you find a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

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  8. Can I sue a county for wrongful imprisonment?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Joshua D. Seiden
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3 lawyer answers

    It's going to be a tough road if you do choose to sue. Kansas has had many cases including one in front of the Kansas Supreme Court this last summer where a person with the same name of someone else was arrested on a warrant, and held for 2 weeks, and still lost his case. I would recommend speaking with an attorney as soon as you can.

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  9. Is there any point of trying to fight a speeding ticket? Especially one in a school zone?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. M. Todd Miller
    2 lawyer answers

    Depending upon what your goal is you may have a couple of options. If you just want to keep the ticket from affecting your record and your insurance, you MAY be able to get a diversion or amendment on the ticket to get it changed from a moving violation to a non-moving violation. I say MAY because most courts in KS won't do this if you are in a school zone. Your second option if you aren't able to get an amendment or a diversion would be to take the case to trial, which in most cases...

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  10. I'm wondering if I should fight a speeding ticket I recently got going 32 in a 20.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Jorge Luis Rodriguez
    3. Lawrence A. Newman
    3 lawyer answers

    I suggest speaking with an attorney in Wichita, most will offer you a free consultation as to what your options are. Some courts will not allow you to amend tickets in a school zone. Depending upon your driving record it could be worth it for you to attempt to keep the ticket off of your record, but sometimes the total fees might not be worth it.

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