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Marijuana Legalization

Posted on September 25, 2016, Drug Crimes

At a recent forum hosting candidates for Shawnee County District Attorney, all three Republican candidates rejected the idea of marijuana legalization in the county and state. Mike Kagay, Karen Wittman and Keen Umbehr all believe the risks outweigh any benefits legalization might have on the general public. While Kansas recently decreased penalties and neighboring states like […]

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Repeat DUI Offenders Could Be Placed in 24-7 Sobriety Program

Posted on September 12, 2016, DUI

Repeat DUI offenders in Kansas could be placed in a 24-7 sobriety program aimed at both punishing offenders and treating chronic violations. The program is being explored by the Kansas Attorney General and aims to keep state highways safe while clearing space in Kansas jails. While Kansas public policy currently focuses on enforcing drunk driving […]

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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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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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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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If I Am Stopped By The Police For Drunk Driving, What Tests May They Force Me To Take?

Posted on March 8, 2016, DUI

Driving under the influence is a very serious charge. In Kansas, drivers pulled over with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher may be arrested for DUI and taken to jail. When pulled over for suspicion of DUI, drivers are often asked to submit to field sobriety and chemical tests to determine if […]

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What is an Unwitting Possession? Is it a Viable Defense?

Posted on February 7, 2016, Drug Crimes

What is an Unwitting Possession? Is it a Viable Defense?Have you packed your own bags? If you’ve ever been to the airport or through customs when traveling you may hear the question “Have you packed your own bags?” or “ Have you left your bag unattended at any time?” While this seems like an odd […]

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3 Common Juvenile Crimes

Posted on October 23, 2015, Juvenile Crimes Underage Drinking

Has your child ever done something so harmful to his future or well-being you just want to scream, “What were you thinking?!” Honestly, they may have not been thinking about the outcome at all. Did you know that the prefrontal cortex, a section of your brain that can imagine consequences, help make judgments, and control […]

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Ways You Can Be Arrested For A DUI Without Consuming Alcohol

Posted on October 8, 2015, DUI

Getting arrested for a DUI without having had a drop of alcohol happens! In a DUI case a woman acting as the designated driver was pulled over and arrested for a DUI. Later the charges were dropped due to her blood alcohol level being zero. However, this isn’t an uncommon occurrence. With cops cracking down on […]

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Manufacturing Drugs

Posted on September 28, 2015, Drug Crimes

The process of manufacturing any drug or controlled substance is illegal unless you are licensed by state or federal authorities. Manufacturing drugs generally refers to street drugs like: Marijuana, LSD, Methamphetamine, mushrooms or other plants, or any other street drug. Manufacturing as a crime is considered any part of the process including but not limited to: […]

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