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  • Can I revoke probation and serve jail time?

    Charges in Kansas, took a plea deal for 3 misdemeanors. Petty theft, false writing. 12 months of probation, I've already spent at least two months in jail. I have no other charges, I just keep violating probation, non payment and missing meetings....

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes, you can likely work out a situation to close your case, or flatten your time so you don't have to be on probation anymore. I'd speak with a local attorney if you don't already have one.

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  • Citation for no tags .... Probation violation?

    So I have been on probation for about 8 months and have around 4 left I could be mistaken on the time frame but that's not the point I got pulled over tonight for not having any tags on my car and I got a citation for it and was told I could have ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You'll need to contact your probation monitor to notify them of this, better they hear it from you then find out on their own. I agree it is unlikely that you'll be found in violation, but by the letter of your probation you could be. Also, make sure you get the tag situation on your car remedied as soon as possible, that will likely help your situation more than anything.

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  • Can I get a license without owing a car

    I got a dui 4 or 5 yrs ago. was suppose to get an interlock device I have no car or anything to drive. no money to buy one either, so can I drive another persons car?

    Robert’s Answer

    Attorney Addair answered this perfectly, unfortunately under current KS law there is no work around for you. You must show proof of the ignition interlock before you're able to move forward. This makes for a very difficult situation if your finances are running low.

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  • Is diversion an option for a misdemeanor class A child endangerment charge if I have no prior criminal record?

    I was not arrested at the time nor were my children taken away or even checked on by child protective services. I left them home alone sleeping one night, they are 7 1/2 years old. I agreed to let them live with their father for a year after the h...

    Robert’s Answer

    It's a possibility. I recommend contacting an attorney in the City in which you are charged. They should be able to find out if you are eligible rather quickly.

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  • Getting off diversion early in Kansas

    I got a dui when I turned 18 and am currently going through the 12 month diversion program avalible. i have heard in classes that I had to attend for my dui that it is possible to terminate the diversion when all of the fines and classes are done ...

    Robert’s Answer

    The truth is there is always a chance. Every jurisdiction handles this a little differently, but I would encourage you to speak to an attorney in the area where you are on diversion. They will likely be able to tell you whether or not it would be worth spending any time or money pursuing this.

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  • Does the diversion program drug test for unrelated drug purposes?

    i have to meet with a diversion officer on July 6th about diversion. I was wondering if they drug test you that day or not.

    Robert’s Answer

    As both other attorneys responded, it is possible for your monitor to request a drug test at anytime during your diversion period. Best not to risk it!

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  • Im 19 and I forgot to pay or shoplifted

    Me and my fiance were shopping in Topeka kä and I got a donut and milk. Ate the donut and drank the milk then threw away the milk and the rest of the donut. Now this stuff doesn't even add up to 3 dollars. What am I looking at cause now I have to ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Even though it seems like a small amount, under KS law you are facing the same charges as if you took a $900 TV. You are young, and don't want something like this following you around the rest of your life. Contact a criminal defense attorney that works in Topeka asap.

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  • I was wondering if a bench warrant can be recalled in california after a plea and without me going to court in california

    I live in another state outside of california and have a misdeamnor bench warrant for failure to remand for public intoxication after a plea but i live in another state and i cant come to california to take care of it i have no liscense no place t...

    Robert’s Answer

    Contact an attorney in California that works in the court in which you have the warrant. Often times in the case of a misdemeanor it is possible to work out the case without you actually appearing since you do live out of state.

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  • Why are my charges different now?

    When I got arrested and bonded it was for 3 felony charges and 2 misdemeanor . At my first court appearance I have no felony charges only misdemeanors. I paid 1000.00 on a 10,000 bond to get out of jail if I was only charged with misdemeanors why...

    Robert’s Answer

    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.

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

    was on I 70 and was pullover for speeding 93 in a 70 and I have a cdl i was pulled over by highway patrol

    Robert’s Answer

    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.

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