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  • Criminal Defense

    The latest posts for Criminal Defense are listed below.
    • Benefits of Hiring a Former Prosecutor

      When determining a legal representative after getting arrested for or charged with a criminal offense, you may be wondering what credentials you should look for. While you should obtain counsel from a lawyer who has an exceptional track record of success in defending criminal cases, keep in mind the benefits of also having someone with prosecution experience. A prosecutor is an attorney who ...
    • Defenses for DUI

      There are a number of DUI defenses that an experienced criminal defense attorney can raise to help you get the best possible outcome in your DUI case. However, not all will apply. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience practicing in both Kansas and Missouri, our Kansas City criminal defense attorneys at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC can evaluate your case and determine all of your legal ...
    • Your Rights during a Traffic Stop

      There are many reasons why a law enforcement officer may pull you over. Drivers get pulled over when an officer believes that he or she has committed some traffic violation, such as speeding or changing lanes without using the turn signal. Whatever the reason may be, drivers have certain rights when they are pulled over. All drivers need to be familiar with their statutory and constitutional ...

    Drug Crimes

    The latest posts for Drug Crimes are listed below.
    • Prescription Drug Crimes: What You Need to Know

      Prescription drugs are not legal for everyone. If you are not prescribed a medication by a doctor, you can go to jail, pay fines, and be convicted of various crimes associated prescription medication. Both Kansas and Missouri have laws related to the unlawful use of prescription drugs. Furthermore, the states have implemented laws regarding the regulation of prescribed medication and exactly who ...
    • Defenses for Possession of Marijuana

      Although marijuana laws have lessened around the United States, Kansas still treats marijuana possession, cultivation, as well as sales or distribution as a serious criminal offense. A conviction can result in lengthy jail or prison sentences, expensive fines, and severe damage to your personal and professional reputation. Fortunately, there are several ways to defend against a marijuana-related ...
    • An Overview of Kansas Marijuana Laws

      Although states throughout the country, such as Colorado and California, have decided to legalize recreational marijuana , Kansas still considers cannabis to be a controlled substance that residents are not allowed to use recreationally. Furthermore, Kansas doesn’t even consider medicinal marijuana legal, despite the fact that half the states do allow cannabis for medical purposes. Possession of ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Defenses for DUI

      There are a number of DUI defenses that an experienced criminal defense attorney can raise to help you get the best possible outcome in your DUI case. However, not all will apply. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience practicing in both Kansas and Missouri, our Kansas City criminal defense attorneys at Rokusek Stein Law, LLC can evaluate your case and determine all of your legal ...
    • Your Rights during a Traffic Stop

      There are many reasons why a law enforcement officer may pull you over. Drivers get pulled over when an officer believes that he or she has committed some traffic violation, such as speeding or changing lanes without using the turn signal. Whatever the reason may be, drivers have certain rights when they are pulled over. All drivers need to be familiar with their statutory and constitutional ...
    • Understanding Ignition Interlock in Kansas

      In an effort to reduce repeat offenders of repeat DUI offenders, while allowing them to retain their driving privileges, an ignition interlock restriction can be imposed that requires the use of an ignition interlock device (IID) on any vehicle operated by the offender for the duration of the restriction. The following are certain types of individuals who require an IID in Kansas: Anyone who has a ...

    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

    The latest posts for Firm News are listed below.
    • 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.
    • Gun Crimes & Your Rights

      Kansas, Missouri, and the United States Constitutions guarantee the right to bear arms. Adults in Kansas and Missouri do not need a permit to purchase a firearm or carry a concealed gun . Those who are not allowed to have guns include: Those convicted of felonies specified under the criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon statue if they have been convicted within the last five to ten ...
    • 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 to Do When Facing False Sexual Assault Allegations

      False sexual assault allegations can tarnish reputations, ruin relationships, end businesses and jobs, sever ties with an educational institution and even result in jail time. It is easy to make false accusations and many people do it, whether it’s a child who wants attention or an adult who is seeking revenge. With so much on the line, it is important you know what steps to take in order to ...
    • 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 ...
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