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Blog Posts in August, 2012

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  • Anonymous Tips Are Not Always Reliable Enough To Justify A Stop
    Anonymous Tips Are Not Always Reliable Enough To Justify A Stop

    As a Kansas criminal defense lawyer , I often try to beat charges by arguing that the initial stop was illegal, in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The court then makes a legal determination as to ...

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  • No Probable Cause To Arrest When SFST Done at Police Station
    No Probable Cause To Arrest When SFST Done at Police Station

    Kansas DUI law is interesting and complex. On one hand, the Constitution protects individual's liberties. On the other, the Court in DUI cases seem to allow police officers more flexibility when ...

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  • Welfare Check Wasn't Valid Reason For Stop in This Case
    Welfare Check Wasn't Valid Reason For Stop in This Case

    Under the Fourth Amendment, we, the people, are not to be subject to unreasonable searches and seizures. However, the Courts have provided several exceptions, allowing police officers to search your ...

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  • When do half-truths become untruths?
    When do half-truths become untruths?

    Occasionally, rarely, courts will illuminate, rather than obscure, the truth. In this opinion, the court of appeals articulated the best definition I have ever seen of when a half-truth becomes ...

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