Kansas criminal defense attorney focusing on federal and state criminal charges.
The reasons I chose to be a Kansas criminal defense lawyer are difficult to put into words.
It’s the feeling I get when I see somebody’s car pulled over and they watch helplessly as their property is searched. I wonder: was there a legitimate reason for the stop? Did they consent to the search?
When I hear on the news that a suspect is taken into custody, my first thoughts are: How did they get to be a suspect in the first place? Will they be intimidated into surrendering their rights? Do they really understand the Miranda warning? What coercive interrogation tactics will be used? Promises? Threats? Lies?
If a case does make it to trial: Will the judge and jury really presume the Defendant is innocent? What extra credibility will they give an accuser's testimony over the Defendants? Will the jury truly not use the Defendant’s silence as an inference of guilt?
If someone is sentenced to prison: What kind of person will they be when they complete their sentence? Once they have paid their debt to society, the stigma of being a ‘felon’ will forever haunt them, taking away their right to vote, bear arms and eligibility for countless jobs. Is this really in the public’s best interest?
These are my thoughts and some of the feelings that inspired me to become a Kansas criminal defense lawyer and continue to drive me every day to defend our rights.
Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney
Specializes in Federal and State Criminal Defense.
Contact us at:
The Rivera Law Office
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2009||10/19/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Educator Award||Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2020|
|Attorney||Rivera Law, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Johnson County Public Defender's Office||2012 - 2014|
|Assistant Public Defender||Saline County Public Defender||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Washburn University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Kansas||BS - Bachelor of Science||2004|
|Intensive Trial Advocacy Program||Trial Skills||2019|
|"Instigation, Reaction, and Escalation"||Not Guilty|
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February 12, 2020
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