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Alex Jones' Political Views on Trial in his Custody case-in part

Alex Jones Political Views During Custody Trial On-air radio personality and political commentator Alex Jones has been going through a custody battle with his ex-wife, Kelly Jones. The case involves ...
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How to Handle a Traffic Offense

Traffic offenses are something that nearly every driver will have to deal with in their life. Maybe you weren’t paying attention to your speed and got going a little too fast, or your meter ran ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption Laws in Kansas

Adoption is a uniquely important and structured legal process with beginnings just as uncommon. It is not like deciding to buy a new home, or filing a personal injury claim. Even though it is rooted ...
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Whether Or Not To Take The Stand

Whether or not the defendant should take the stand in their trial is a tough decision. It is inevitably the decision of the defendant. It is not the court’s decision or the lawyer’s ...
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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

In Kansas, the laws which govern driving under the influence (DUI) prohibit the use of drugs other than just alcohol. Many people may not know that a driver may be guilty of DUI for operating a ...
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Criminalize DUI Test Refusal - US Supreme Court vs Kansas Supreme Court

A few years ago, the Kansas legislature made it a criminal act to refuse to take a chemical test during a DUI investigation. As a criminal defense attorney, I immediately thought it was an ...
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Top Reasons People Get Divorced

Experiencing a divorce is one of the hardest events which a family can go through and divorce proceedings can feel exceptionally isolating. Although the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) ...
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Man Sent to Prison Due to Faulty DNA Evidence

Driving down a street, a woman recognized the hat of a young man who had attacked her just five days prior. This random person wearing the recognized hat was 16 year old Josiah Sutton. She then ...
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Old Law May Be Used to Help Past Convicts Get New Start

Picture this: An ex-offender is released from jail. While in jail, they receive rehabilitation and are ready to live as a law-abiding, working citizen. They start by looking for a job, only to be ...
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County Officials Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Supreme Court Ruling

When the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26 th, 2015 that same-sex couples were to be granted legal marriage rights across the country, controversy immediately sprang up in every corner of ...
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Detection Of Odor Of Marijuana Sometimes Not Even Possible

Over the years as a criminal defense attorney, I have often times heard a police officer testify to something like, “in my experience and training, I could smell the odor of marijuana.” ...
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Push For PBT

There are usually two separate breath tests used in a Kansas DUI investigation. One is the PBT and the other is the Intoxilyzer. The PBT test is the small portable breath test taken out in the street ...
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Kansas Subpoenas For Minors

When minors are involved in Kansas litigation, it changes numerous legal issues, such statute of limitation issues and how a case is captioned. The statute of limitations could potentially be extended ...
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Bio-metrics and iPhone Not Protected by 5th Amendment

When I purchased my iphone 6 a few weeks ago, I was initially excited about the fingerprint recognition. Rather than having to enter my passcode, I could simply apply my finger print to the button a ...
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Can You Say What You Want With Free Speech?

As both a parent of teenagers and as a criminal defense attorney, I sometimes make analogies in my discussions with my children. For example, if my daughter were to slap my son on the arm, I would ...
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Minimizing Divorce Stress On Children

Raising children is difficult in and of itself. When divorce occurs, it makes parenting that much more difficult. In fact, significant research has gone into the effects of divorces on children. Some ...
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SCOTUS Requires Warrant For Cell Phone Search

When a criminal suspect is arrested, officers often search and seize evidence and then justify it by stating it was incident to arrest. This actually oftentimes pasts muster in court. In other words, ...
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False Confessions in Sex Cases

Before I studied law or really thought through the following issue, I had a misinformed opinion regarding criminal confessions. If somebody confessed to the crime, then they surely did it! However, ...
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Kansas Appeals and Appeal Bonds

As a criminal defense lawyer, appealing convictions form a municipal court is something which I have done on numerous occasions. Usually, I am appealing cases to the Johnson County District Court from ...
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Selfie Leads to Arrest

While the 5 th Amendment protects you from incriminating yourself, some people just can't seem to help themselves. Recently, a woman posted an incriminating selfie of herself on Facebook, wearing ...
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Profanity Protected Speech

As a Kansas criminal defense attorney, I have had numerous cases where my client was being prosecuted for getting too rowdy or yelling profanity. They get charged with the ambiguous disorderly ...
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Fight Fair

As a Kansas criminal defense attorney, I have reviewed lengthy interrogations, that coerced people into saying things that weren't accurate. In fact, I have represented people who I believed were ...
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Bills NFL Cheerleaders Sue Team

The NFL cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills recently filed a lawsuit against the team. They claim they have not been compensated fairly and have been mistreated. The suit claims that they are paid ...
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Teenager Moves Out and Sues Parents

An 18- year old high school senior is suing her parents. Rachel Canning is claiming that her parents kicked her out of their house once she turned 18, will not pay her remaining private high school ...
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SCOTUS Weakens 4th Amendment Protection

The 4 th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the people from unreasonable searches and seizures the government. While there have been many legal battles and arguments over what is ...
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