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Blog Posts in 2017

  • 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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