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  • If someones 17 with a felony 6 charge but is on the run tell 18 or 21 will the charges be dropped?

    Got a felony 6 charge for poi ting a unloaded bb gun at a cop im in the foster system..if i were to run away would everything sooner or later be dropped?

    Patrick’s Answer

    It is up to the prosecutor, but no, the charges will not be dropped just because you avoid arrest. It is far better to take care of it while you are still a juvenile than wait until you are of age. Talk with a lawyer immediately.

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  • I got a trespassing charge in Johnson County Kansas. It was a big misunderstanding. But i am from out of town. Need lawyer asap

    I got a trespassing charge on 79th in Johnson County. I was there because of medical reasons. I suffered a heart attack earlier this year and needed some place to catch my breath. I was about to possibly faint. This is after all my belongings and ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Avvo's website allows you to search criminal defense attorneys who practice in the location where you will have to go to court. You can learn about the attorneys and make some phone calls to determine whom you would like to hire.

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  • In the state of Kansas if a felony case is dismissed without prejudice what does it mean?

    Aggravated battery aggravated assault.

    Patrick’s Answer

    It means that the state can refile the charges later if they wish. The statute of limitations is generally five years. Do not talk about the allegations with anyone but your attorney.

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  • Plead guilty for my traffic violation from my accident and still got a sentencing hearing. is that normal?

    I was in an accident and I no proof of insurance. I went to court for the violation, the judge asked me what I wanted to do, and I told him I just want to pay it. Then he told me to sign a waiver and asked how I wanted to plea. He said "Not guilty...

    Patrick’s Answer

    If you plead guilty to no insurance you could be sentenced up to six months in jail. You need to speak immediately with an attorney who regularly defends people in the court where your case is.

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  • Juvenile hit and run

    I need to understand if a hit and run on my juvenile record will show in empaloyer background check seeking clean driving record,If so what could I do to get it sealed or expunged?

    Patrick’s Answer

    A thorough background check will probably find it. The case may be eligible for expungement. Check with an attorney in the jurisdiction where the case happened.

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  • Can I pay double for a speeding ticket to have it removed from my record?

    I was driving 96 in a 75 mph zone. This happened in Douglas County in Kansas. I have been told by friends that this possible.

    Patrick’s Answer

    Assuming your driving record is otherwise clean, and assuming the officer did not indicate on the ticket that you were difficult, they often have a code of marks to communicate with the prosecutor, then the District Attorney would usually be willing to amend. You are very close to the limit however where they refuse to amend.

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  • In the state of Kansas is criminal trespassing a felony or a misdemeanor?

    Is criminal trespassing in the state of Kansas a misdemeanor or felony.

    Patrick’s Answer

    Class B misdemeanor, maximum penalty six months in jail, $1,000.00 fine, or both. Judge can put you on probation for up to two years. You may be eligible for diversion, have a legal defense or a factual one. Talk about it with your attorney.

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  • Can you get pulled over for being a female in a vehicle with a male?

    I got pulled over at 2:30 this morning because my husband and I were in the vehicle, it is registered under his and his mom's names and they both have suspended licenses. The officer followed us for over 2 miles before speeding up next to us then ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    It does not sound as if you were ticketed for anything. If you were you may have a valid motion to suppress. The question would be whether the officer had sufficient cause to pull you over.

    If you question is about whether, in the absence of a criminal charge or traffic violation being filed against you, you have any legal recourse, like suing for example, that is not a criminal defense question. You would need to ask an attorney who does plaintiff's work and specifically civil rights law. That is outside my experience but I think you may have trouble proving sufficient damages to get very far.

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  • CAN I get a hardship license if my license is revoked in Kansas

    I live in Kansas my DL has been revoked can I get what they call a hardship license to get to and from work

    Patrick’s Answer

    Mr. Simmons is correct, there is no such thing as a hardship license in Kansas. However if the problem was caused by a DUI you might be eligible for a restricted license. If the problem was paid by unpaid tickets there can be some relief. If you have been declared an habitual violator there is no procedure in Kansas law to get you driving again until the time period is up.

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  • What can I do? What's going to most likely happen to me? What will happen to my boyfriend? Any info is greatly appreciated.

    My friends and I were caught smoking in my car in a park after hours. Had a little weed (about 3 grams), 2 pipes. I admitted everything was mine. They sent the others home, and I went to jail. We're all underage, I'm 17. They questioned me, and I ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You should already have a court date. Assuming the case is filed in Johnson County Juvenile Court an attorney will have already been appointed to represent you. You can go with that attorney or hire one. You may be eligible for diversion. You may have a valid motion to suppress or dismiss. There may be factual defenses. You will need to discuss all these things with your attorney.

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