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  • Is it Legal to Open Carry in Kansas?

    If you own or wish to own a firearm in Kansas, you should know the laws when it comes to gun possession, carry, and use. This will help you not only keep your weapon safe and reduce the risk of a serious accident, but also help you stay out of trouble with the law. It can be hard to find the truth when it comes to these laws as well, with so many different people offering different explanations or ...
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  • Can Prescription Drugs Lead to DUI Charges?

    Most people know that DUI charges are usually levied when a driver is intoxicated by either alcohol or illegal drugs. However, the law does not say you must be intoxicated by one of these substances, just that you must be impaired in any way. This means you could possibly be arrested and charged with DUI if you are found under the influence of a legal drug as well, including one for which you have ...
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  • How Accurate are Field Sobriety Tests?

    If law enforcement suspect that you are driving under the influence, they cannot simply arrest you on gut feeling, and they cannot force you to take a blood or breath test without your permission. These rights are protected by the Fourth Amendment which pertains to “unreasonable search and seizure.” Essentially what this means is that law enforcement must follow a very strict process in order to ...
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  • Defenses to Federal Drug Charges

    United States Code Title 21 creates the provisions which form our federal drug laws. These charges can be extremely intimidating due to their national nature and the elevated, life-changing penalties a conviction can levy. However, you shouldn’t lose hope; a number of defenses exist that could be the key to you being cleared of charges. You should seek the assistance of a skilled Kansas City drug ...
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  • NADC Selects Attorney Rokusek to Nation's Top One Percent in 2017

    The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) is a premier organization in the United States that rates and reviews legal professionals, awarding those it finds to have the utmost standards and professional histories. By sticking to objective methods that intentionally avoid possible favoritism, the NADC hopes to improve the legal systems in our country overall by promoting and ...
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  • Types of Defense Strategies Used in Murder Cases

    Murder, also known as homicide, is defined as the unlawful killing of another individual. In order to be found guilty of murder, the prosecution must prove that the defendant acted with a required mental state. In first-degree murder, for example, a prosecutor must prove that the defendant premeditated the act and intentionally killed the victim. Many defenses to homicide are formulated around the ...
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  • Wrongfully Accused of Domestic Violence? What Next?

    False accusations of domestic violence can significantly affect every aspect of a person’s life. Even proof of innocence can fail to fix an individual’s life and reputation once he or she has been accused of such crimes. At Rokusek Stein Law, LLC , we have assisted clients facing false allegations of domestic violence for decades. Our Kansas City criminal defense attorneys understand what it takes ...
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  • What to Do after You've Been Arrested

    Getting arrested can be a frightening and stressful experience, no matter how many times it happens. Any wrong actions and negative behaviors can have a substantial impact on the outcome of your case. While your attorney (if you have one) is investigating your arrest, collecting evidence, and developing a strong defense strategy just for you, it is imperative to understand the proper steps to ...
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  • Understanding Probable Cause for DUIs and DWIs

    In order for a police officer to legally pull you over for suspicion of a DUI or DWI, he or she must have probable cause. In legal terms, probable cause means that an officer needs to have enough reliable information and evidence to support a reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime or is about to commit a crime. In this blog, our Kansas City DUI lawyer explains what you should know ...
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  • Navigating Through a Courtroom Appearance

    If you’ve been arrested and are facing criminal charges, one important step in the legal process is making a courtroom appearance. How you prepare and handle your courtroom appearance can impact your case more than you think – what you say, how you act, and how you choose to present yourself are all taken into account. In this blog, our Kansas City criminal defense attorney explains how to best ...
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  • Understanding Your Miranda Rights

    If you are being placed under arrest, the arresting officer should read you your Miranda rights. If for whatever reason, your Miranda rights are not read, it’s not to say that your charges are void and you can escape punishment – it just means that anything you said during your arrest cannot be used against you in court. Having a full understanding of your Miranda rights and what they protect can ...
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  • Can Police Search My House Without a Warrant?

    In order to lawfully enter and search your home, law enforcement must first obtain a warrant signed by a judge, which outlines the specific areas in which police can conduct the search and the type of evidence they're looking to uncover. Although the Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizures, there are exceptions that allow police to enter and conduct a search in the ...
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  • Attorney Jacquelyn Rokusek Named in the Nation's Top One Percent

    Rokusek Stein Law, LLC is proud to announce that Founding Attorney Jacquelyn E. Rokusek has once again been recognized for excellence by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. For her uncommon prowess and success in the criminal defense arena, Attorney Rokusek has been named in the 2016 "The Nation's Top One Percent" list. It is the mission of the National Association of Distinguished ...
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  • Facing Federal Charges

    So what can you do when you discover that your worst nightmare just came true? The feds are on your doorstep arresting you on a federal indictment. You are facing a lengthy prison sentence and you feel paralyzed. What do you do? Be proactive. The first step is to find an experienced federal defense attorney to help you from the start. Even if you have not had time to reach out, do not speak to the ...
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  • 3 Ways a BAC Breathalyzer Test Can Be Wrong

    Although they are commonly used to test for impairment, breathalyzers are far less reliable than many people think. There are many, many different ways for the results of a breathalyzer test to be incorrect; in this blog, our Kansas City DUI lawyer takes a look at three common issues that may lead to inaccurate results. Arrested in Kansas City or the surrounding areas? Call (913) 583-0465 today ...
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