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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • The Difference Between Misdemeanor & Felony Charges

      All crimes are classified into one of three categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Most people have heard these terms before, especially on television when watching the news or their favorite crime drama. While these different terms are fairly well-known, the difference between them isn’t so much. However, this difference could play a huge role in your case, including determining ...
    • Do I Need a Lawyer at a DMV Hearing?

      If you have been charged with DUI or another traffic offense , chances are that you might have to face not only a court trial, but an administrative or DMV hearing as well. Even if you don’t have a lawyer for your court trial, you will be assigned a public defender to fight your charges and provide you with counsel. Unfortunately, during a DMV hearing, you are on your own, unless you hire a lawyer ...
    • How to Navigate a DUI Checkpoint

      The main goal of DUI checkpoints, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation (DOT) is to ensure that a driver who is drinking believes that they have a much higher chance of being caught. The checkpoint system essentially tries to intimidate people out of drinking and driving to begin with. Unfortunately, once you are going through a DUI checkpoint, you may find yourself arrested and ...

    Drug Crimes

    The latest posts for Drug Crimes are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Do I Need a Lawyer at a DMV Hearing?

      If you have been charged with DUI or another traffic offense , chances are that you might have to face not only a court trial, but an administrative or DMV hearing as well. Even if you don’t have a lawyer for your court trial, you will be assigned a public defender to fight your charges and provide you with counsel. Unfortunately, during a DMV hearing, you are on your own, unless you hire a lawyer ...

    Expungement

    The latest posts for Expungement are listed below.
    • Am I Eligible for Expungement?

      When you are convicted of a crime, your conviction will be entered into your criminal history, where it will stay the rest of your life. For some people, criminal convictions can have serious consequences, including compromised ability to seek employment, reduced prospects for things like housing or loans, and many more. As you can imagine, this is extremely debilitating for those who have many ...

    Federal Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Federal Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Firm News

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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 ...
    • 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 ...

    Gun Laws

    The latest posts for Gun Laws are listed below.
    • 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 ...

    Sex Crimes

    The latest posts for Sex Crimes are listed below.
    • What Crimes Require You to Register as a Sex Offender?

      If you are convicted of a sex offense in the state of Kansas, depending on the nature of your crime you might be required to register as a sex offender. This means your information (including your address) will be placed into a database that the public can access, and your charges will appear in any background inquiries, including those performed by potential employers. However, not every offense ...
    • What is the "Age of Consent" in Kansas?

      The “age of consent” is the age at which the law considers someone old enough to be able to give informed consent to sexual activity. This means someone below this age is incapable of giving their consent, and therefore sexual intercourse or other sexual activity with someone below this age is automatically considered to be non-consensual. As a result, any sexual acts involving someone below the ...
    • Is Sex Offender Registration Permanent?

      Sex crimes are extremely serious in nature for a number of reasons. In addition to the immense social stigma attached to these cases as well as the damage to the accused’s reputation (which doesn’t always go away entirely even if they are found completely innocent and the case is dropped), you could face serious penalties if you are convicted, including being required to register as a sex offender ...
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