Robert C. Gigstad’s Answers

Robert C. Gigstad

Overland Park DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I'm wondering if I should fight a speeding ticket I recently got going 32 in a 20.

    Answered over 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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  2. My ex file a retraing order again and then i broke it by texting cause she were texting me first pls i need help with this

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    1 lawyer answer

    You need to speak with an attorney if you can. Violating a restraining order or protection order is a serious offense. Even if she was texting you first you can still be in trouble as well. You need to speak with an attorney or get a court appointed attorney to look at all the facts and let you know what your options are.

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

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  4. Probation Violation on 3rd DUI Conviction, what happens now?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John Wallace Thurston
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    2 lawyer answers

    It's good that you have an attorney working for you on the case. It is possible that they revoke your probation and make you serve the terms of your underlying sentence. I would recommend doing any and everything your attorney tells you. And don't do anything else to violate the terms of your probation.

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  5. My license was permanently revoked in the State of Kansas in 2004 for a 4th DUI. I moved to The State of Texas in 2010.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Brandan Joseph Davies Esq.
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Davies stated, as of July 1st, it could be possible to get that offense removed. There is a 10 year waiting period, but expungement could be an option in the future, where before July 1, 2011, it was not possible at all to expunge a dui from your record. Contact a Kansas attorney to help you address your possible options.

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  6. Why are my charges different now?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Both attorneys are correct on their responses. It sounds as if the prosecutor decided to charge you with misdemeanors instead of felonies, which is at least a little bit of a silver lining in this situation you are facing. I recommend contacting a criminal defense attorney in the area of the court in which you are charged.

  7. I got a speeding ticket going 23 over the limit and a have a cdl what am I looking at

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Lawrence D. Flick
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Susan Frances Fremit
    3 lawyer answers

    I recommend contacting an attorney in the area of the court you are dealing with, depending upon the court you may have options of reducing or dismissing the ticket outright, even though you have a CDL. Contact an attorney, asap.

  8. Forgot to pay fines.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Daniel Steven Hobart
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    3. Kendall Lance Horween
    3 lawyer answers

    Situations like yours come up quite often. First order of business, hire an attorney who handles cases in Manhattan. The court is likely open to working with you as they would like their money, and they don't really have any way to penalize you except for keeping the hold on your license. It's likely an attorney would be able to get something worked out for you involving payment of fines, and potentially some additional monitoring time with the court.

  9. Is there anyway I can get charges dropped off my bf case ?.

    Answered 10 months ago.

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

    The decision on whether or not to dismiss the case rests solely with the Prosecutor. You can approach them with your wishes, and it's possible that they may choose to dismiss. If your bf does have an attorney I would agree with Attorney Lewis that you should consult them as soon as possible.

  10. Do I need an attorney to help fight my MIP?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Gigstad
    2. Jennifer J Wirsching
    2 lawyer answers

    I would advise consulting a local attorney. I would also advise not putting any information relating to the case on a public site such as this.