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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

    When you are arrested and charged with a crime, you are granted several rights by the U.S. Constitution. Perhaps the most important of these rights is the right to representation by an attorney, including having one appointed for you if you can’t afford to pay the fees. As a result, you’ll have your choice from thousands of different lawyers who can represent you. So how do you pick the right one ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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