Practice Areas

Sexual Assault / Sexual Battery

People are often under the misperception that the offense of “battery” requires violence. In legal terms, however, a “battery” generally refers to an “unwanted touching.” Although a battery can include extreme violence,...
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Child Custody

When the parents of a minor child decide to end their marriage, one of the most important issues that must be addressed during the ensuing divorce proceedings is custody of the minor...
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Paternity Tests

Paternity

If you are the father of a child, knowing you are the child’s father is not the same as legally establishing paternity of the child. Likewise, simply putting the father’s name on...
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Cultivation / Manufacture / Intent to Distribute

In today’s anti-drug culture a conviction for any drug related criminal offense can have far reaching and long-lasting negative consequences. If the conviction is for the cultivation, manufacture, or distribution of a...
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Jessica’s Law

Jessica’s Law refers to the “Jessica Lunsford Act” that was originally passed in the State of Florida following the abduction, sexual assault, and eventual brutal murder of a young girl. Following the...
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Parenting Plan

When minor children are involved in a divorce in Kansas or Missouri, the parents are required to submit a Parenting Plan to the court as part of the divorce process. The purpose...
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Drug Possession / Possession of Paraphernalia

In recent years, there has been a widespread movement across the United States to legalize the medicinal—and even recreational – use of marijuana. As of 2016, 24 states have passed some form...
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Prescription Abuse

The experts tell us that prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in the United States with over six million people using prescription drugs for non-medical reasons each month. Not surprisingly, the...
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Sex Offender Registration

Along with any judicially imposed sentence you receive if convicted of a sex offense in either Kansas or Missouri, you must consider the likelihood that you will be required to register as...
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Prostitution

Often referred to as the world’s “oldest crime,” prostitution remains illegal in both Kansas and Missouri as does soliciting or promoting prostitution. Although prostitution related offenses generally start out as misdemeanors, you...
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