Hartford, Kansas Criminal Lawyers
As a criminal defense attorney, Nick has represented clients on serious felony charges as well as misdemeanors including murder, rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, criminal possession of firearms, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, as well as drug offenses. On any given day, you may find Nick defending his clients throughout criminal justice process from trying cases to a jury, negotiating pleas, and preparing briefs for the Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court....
Mr. Joseph received his juris doctorate in 2000 from the University of Kansas School of Law. He was invited to membership in the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates with exceptional academic achievement. Mr. Joseph graduated summa cum laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in...
EDUCATION J.D. - Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston, TX M.B.A. - Colorado Techinical College, Colorado Springs, CO B.A. - Colorado State Univeristy, Pueblo, CO
BAR ADMISSION Kansas Bar
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From DUI and Drug Charges to Vehicular Homicide, Involuntary Manslaughter and Premeditated Murder, in Municipal, State or Federal Court, I provide defense of all criminal matters in Johnson County, Kansas, and the entire Kansas City Metro Area
When you are charged with a...
It’s the feeling I get when I see somebody’s car pulled over and they watch helplessly as their property is searched. I wonder: was there a legitimate reason for the stop? Did they consent to the search?
When I hear on the news that a suspect is taken into custody, my first thoughts are: How did they get to be a suspect in the first place? Will they be intimidated into surrendering their rights? Do they really understand the Miranda warning? What coercive interrogation tactics...
Hartford Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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