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Robert C. Gigstad

Robert Gigstad’s Answers

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  • Do i need a real attorny

    my girlfriend and I was served a search warrant , and on the search warrant it said they have evidence Underoath for probable cause of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. we receive charges for both. what does that mean and do i need to get...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would definitely recommend consulting an attorney. Both of these charges are very serious, and carry penalties of up to one year in jail. They are the highest level of misdemeanor charges in Kansas. Contact an attorney in your area today!

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  • How much time would u have to do

    The charges are car jacking nd brandish a firearm they offered him ten nd he other person seven. Not understanding same crime. Both a felon. Feds picked it up. Ns what about good time. How much would they serve. Not only that aint there a law abo...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to set up a consultation with a local attorney in the area you are being charged. Most attorneys will offer a free initial consultation. In order to give you any idea of what you are facing the attorney would need to see exactly what you are being charged with. Best of luck.

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  • Is it possible to decrease the restricted driving period of 2 yrs with Ignition interlock device on a first DUI offense.

    This is after completing 1 yr of license suspension on a first DUI charge and completing Diversion monitoring for a yr. I had refused to provide breathlizer sample leading to this arrangement.

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    If you were represented by an attorney I would recommend contacting them because it depends based on the specifics of your case. Since you are saying that you have a 2 year restriction with ignition interlock I'm assuming you refused the breath test at the station. If this is the case then you would have faced a 1 year suspension followed by a 2 year period of ignition interlock. There would be no way around the 2 year period of ignition interlock in the state of Kansas.

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  • What do I need to do to get on diversion and not go to jail.

    I am 19 and had my court date today. over a month ago my car was searched and I had some fireworks in the back, aswell as my friends scale and weed and pipe and vape and grinder. she left it at a party and she asked if I could grab it so she could...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would recommend trying to either retain counsel, or asking the court for a court appointed attorney on this matter. You are facing serious charges, and it's important to remember that the prosecutor and judge aren't there to give you legal advice!

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  • DUI Help!!!!

    I was arrested for DUI last weekend and am now figuring out everything I need to do. In the state of Kansas, you have 10 business days from the date of arrest to request a license hearing. My driver's license was issued in the state of Iowa, so ...

    Robert’s Answer

    In KS you have 14 days from the date of the DUI to request this hearing. Even though you have an Iowa License you need to request this hearing to attempt to prevent this suspension. It takes a $50 check from you made payable to the KS Dept. of Revenue along with your request. The directions for how to complete this request are on the "pink sheet" of paper you would have received from the officer, also called the DC-27. If you do not request this hearing, then KS will suspend your driving privileges, and Iowa will also suspend your driving privileges when they find out about it. I recommend speaking with an attorney A.S.A.P.

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  • To what extent, will an open container (on public sidewalk) conviction effect my chances of employment after college graduation?

    The only charge/detail in my entire background / criminal history, is a DUI that I was charged with three to four years ago and served a one year diversion period, instead of being convicted.

    Robert’s Answer

    I would tend to agree with Attorney Lewis on this matter, likely it won't have a huge effect, but that does depend on who you are trying to get a job with. I would recommend working with an attorney to keep it from going on your record if at all possible.

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  • Is jail time mandatory, driving on suspended?

    Original ticket speeding Aug. or Sept. 2012 Brown County KS. Suspended failure to pay Dec. 6 2012 Feb. 2013 traffic stop defective tail light found to be Driving on Susp. arrested posted bond. Court fines paid 1st offense. Aug. 2012 stopped by an ...

    Robert’s Answer

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

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  • Can I be charged with domestic battery without being arrested

    She had friend call cops on me as I was leaving never touch her I had bruises she had nothing cops pull Me and my ride over asked questions then let us go

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, this happens quite often. The decision to file charges is up to the County Attorney, and often times it doesn't happen until after the fact.

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  • I was arrested while on Diversion as an adult for marijuana and paraphernalia. What will this do to my diverison?

    I was driving down Anderson street going 30mph (the speed limit) and a K9 vehicle pulled onto Anderson behind me, little to my knowledge I had a tail light out and the officer turned on his lights, we pulled into a nearby bank and I was asked for ...

    Robert’s Answer

    There is a small chance with an attorney you could stay on diversion even though you violated. It isn't likely, but the prosecutor might be willing to extend the terms of your diversion. I would recommend speaking with an Attorney that handles cases in Manhattan, KS about your case today.

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  • I have a criminal, county court hearing tomorrow for refusal. Is there any chance I will be taken into custody?

    It will probably be a felony charge. I have a pretty good paid attorney, he just won't return my calls!

    Robert’s Answer

    If you already have an attorney, I would highly recommend speaking with him about this, as he knows the facts of your case. Call him or email him until he talks with you. Best of luck.

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