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Prosecutors Drop Charges

Posted on September 2, 2016, Sex Crimes Violent Crimes

The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office recently dropped a pair of charges against the owner of an infamous Derby exotic dance club, Michelle’s Beach House. While the move is significant for the defendant, the charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning prosecutors are eligible to refile the case within the five-year statute of limitations for the charges. Case […]

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DUI Enforcement Campaign Kicks Off

Posted on August 31, 2016, Drug Crimes DUI Underage Drinking

About 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas will take part in enhanced efforts over the next several weeks to crack down on drunk drivers across the state. The effort is being funded in part by the Kansas Department of Transportation under the nationwide “You drink. You drive. You lose” campaign aimed to raise awareness about the […]

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2016 Changes To Kansas Theft And Burglary Charges

Posted on August 16, 2016, Criminal Defense

Recent updates to Kansas’ theft and burglary statutes went into effect on July 1, 2016 which change when and how suspects will be charged with property crimes. The changes are important because many theft and burglary charges are made based on the circumstances of the offense, value of the property allegedly taken, and whether or […]

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Murder Suspect Represents Himself

Posted on August 6, 2016, Criminal Defense Violent Crimes

Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish recently allowed Caleb Kanatzar to dismiss his attorney and represent himself in court despite repeated warnings the legal maneuver could have serious adverse consequences. Kanatzar is charged with intentional second-degree murder for the killing of a Topeka man found dead in his car in the middle of the road […]

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Teen Murder Suspect to Be Tried as Adult

Posted on June 27, 2016, Violent Crimes

Authorities recently transferred a 17-year-old murder suspect from juvenile detention to an adult prison to stand trial for the slaying of a Shawnee County man in April. The defendant was only 16 years old at the time he allegedly assisted in the shooting, turning 17 less than three weeks later. The Shawnee County District Judge overseeing […]

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Prosecutors Rest Case Against College Student Accused of Rape on Campus

Posted on June 14, 2016, Sex Crimes

Prosecutors in Douglas County recently rested their case in the trial against a 20-year-old defendant accused of raping a 19-year-old freshman female classmate at Haskell Indian Nations University. The rape allegedly took place in November 2014 in the defendant’s dorm room with the aid of another former college student whose trial is expected to go […]

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Kansas Ruling On Unconstitutional DUI Law

Posted on June 9, 2016, Drug Crimes DUI

A Kansas Court of Appeals recently handed down a significant ruling allowing evidence deemed unconstitutional by the Kansas Supreme Court to be admitted at trial for a man arrested for suspicion of DUI back in September 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court is currently taking up the matter itself, setting the stage for a potentially groundbreaking precedent. […]

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Salina Woman Charged With Second-degree Murder in Stabbing Attack

Posted on May 28, 2016, Violent Crimes

A 46-year-old Salina woman was recently apprehended in the stabbing death of a 45-year-old woman where a bystander was also attacked. The suspect was charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery after police found her vehicle at Kansas Star Casino. She is currently in custody at Saline County jail. Police report the altercation took place […]

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Parsons Man Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against City

Posted on May 25, 2016, Personal Injury

A Parsons man who alleges he suffered a traumatic brain injury in what he claims was an unlawful arrest recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the city and the officer, claiming they are responsible for his injuries. The suit asks for a total of $150,000 ($75,000 against for each count in the suit), punitive […]

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Galena City Prosecutor Resigns After Second DUI Arrest

Posted on May 15, 2016, Drug Crimes DUI

The city prosecutor for Galena, Kevin Cure, recently resigned from his office after being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) for the second time in as many years. Cure had been the city’s prosecutor since 2004 and his last arrest for DUI was in March 2014. Cure’s case began after being approached by officers in […]

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