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Catherine Ann Zigtema

Lenexa Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How to go to court for DUI Kansas without an attorney

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Patrick Michael Lewis
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Daniel Steven Hobart
    5. Greg Thomas Hill
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should request a court appointed attorney if you cannot afford one. You should not proceed pro se particularly as there appear to be complicated health issues.

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  2. Is my 10yr old facing hardtime for aggravated assult +3

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Christopher Lee Kalberg
    4 lawyer answers

    You should contact a lawyer who specializes in juvenile and criminal law immediately. The state determines whether to pursue charges and can continue to pursue the case regardless of whether the alleged victims want to press charges. The juvenile system has several options for disposition of the case which can include removal from the home, hence you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  3. Can a third DUI be dismissed because of so many continuances?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    A dismissal for continuances is only possible when the State takes such continuances and then exceeds the amount of time allotted by the speedy trials statute. Continuances taken by the defense are not counted towards speedy trial calculations. If he has hired an attorney he should discuss his concerns with his attorney.

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  4. Last night i got arrested but i got arrested under my sisters name and they gave me court next month whats gonna happen.?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Dave Bahr
    3. Adam Gregory Masserang
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact an attorney immediately and not post any further information regarding this matter. You may have further exposure for being charged with a misdemeanor or even felony offense. Because of the false name -- your case is not necessarily an "easy" traffic fix anymore.

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  5. Do they look for weed in random urine tests for an alcohol DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Karen Kenner
    3. Andrew A. Achey
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. A UA will test for all illegal substances, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines, etc, and can also test for k2 and other synthetics, which are also illegal. They will not just look for alcohol.

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  6. How long does Kansas have to prosecute me after being arrested for a misdeminor charge?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Burton M. Harding
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    4 lawyer answers

    7 years is the statute of limitations

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  7. Fingerprinting required for an expired license in Kansas?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Robert C. Gigstad
    2 lawyer answers

    the officer is correct that misdemeanors require fingerprinting. However, to resolve the underlying case you may have some options. if you have further questions, you should contact an attorney.

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  8. I have custody of my 17 yr old granddaughter who turns 18 in September. Can she sign a power of attorney now or when 18?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Steven M Zelinger
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    It is unclear why you would even need a power of attorney when you have legal custody of a minor. Once she is 18 she can sign a POA if she wishes.

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  9. How long is the statue of limitations for agg batt great body harm

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Daniel Steven Hobart
    2 lawyer answers

    You misunderstand what the statute of limitations is. It is the time period in which charges must be filed. Upon conviction, your record is permanent and public unless a petition for expungement is granted. A petition for expungment may not be filed until 5 years after post release is completed for a level 4 offense.

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  10. Can I sue? My husband's ex girlfriend stole his ssn card without his knowledge and years later gave it to her new boyfriend

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Zigtema
    2. Michael Rapp
    3. Carlos Blumberg
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact the police department and make a report of the identity theft in both the jurisidiction your husband resides and the texas local department as well. Johnson County KS in particular prosecutes these matters severely. The report of the theft will be encessary to resolve any credit or tax issues caused by the theft, and law enforcement should have victim services that will help direct you.

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