State Court Cases
There are three different types of court you can end up in if you are charged with violating the law in Kansas; Municipal Court, State Court or Federal Court. Municipal Court is for low level violations involving city ordinance violations. State Court encompasses a wider range of crimes in violation of the state laws, these range from low level infractions all the way to high level felonies. Lastly, Federal Court is generally for serious violations of Federal law.
The workhorse of the criminal justice system in Kansas are the District or County courts across Kansas. These courts hear cases involving alleged violations of State law. State courts are often referred to as District Courts and in more rural areas are referred to as County Courts. If you are charged with a State law violation you will always be in District Court and the range of punishment varies widely depending on the crime. State Courts have the ability to hear a traffic case all the way up to murder case and everything in between. Below you will find information on some commonly charged offenses in State Court and some commonly asked questions associated with those crimes.
- Is A Part-Time Policeman Considered A “Law Enforcement Officer” Under Kansas Statute For Battery Against A Law Enforcement Officer?
- Can I Still Be Convicted Of Aggravated Battery Even Though I Didn’t Know The Exact Harm Would Result To The Victim?
- What Level Of Intent Is Required In Order To Be Convicted Of Battery On A Law Enforcement Officer?
- Is Battery A Lesser Included Offense Of Domestic Battery?
- How Much Harm Must Be Caused In Order To Be Convicted Of Battery?
- What Level Of Conduct Is Required To Convict A Drunk Driver Of Aggravated Battery In Kansas?
- How Much Harm Is Considered To Be Great Bodily Harm For Aggravated Battery?
- Who Determines The Extent Of Injury Or Harm For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- Who Determines What Is Considered Disfigurement For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- What Is The Definition Of “Disfigurement” For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- What Is The Definition Of “Great Bodily Harm” When It Comes To An Aggravated Battery?
- Who Determines Whether An Injury Could Cause Great Bodily Harm For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- What Is Considered A “Deadly Weapon” For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- Who Determines Whether An Object Is Considered A Deadly Weapon For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- When Is A Law Enforcement Officer Considered “Properly Identified” For An Aggravated Battery Of A Law Enforcement Officer Charge?
- What State Of Mind Is Required To Prove “Recklessness” For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- Is The Defense Of Self-Defense Available For A Reckless Aggravated Battery Charge?
- Does A Stabbing Qualify As Aggravated Battery?
- What Level Of Intent Is Required For An Aggravated Battery Charge?
- Can The One Leg Stand Test Be Beat?
- Can The PBT Be Beat?
- Can the breathalyzer be beat?
- Can The HGN (The Eye Test) Be Beat?
- Can The Walk And Turn Test Be Beat?
- How Do I Choose The Right DUI Lawyer?
- Do Out Of State DUI Convictions Count As Priors For A Kansas DUI Charge?
- What Is “Discovery” When It Comes To A DUI Case?
- Is A DUI Diversion Considered A Prior If You Get A New DUI?
- How Does An Attorney Fight A DUI With Case Law?
- Can I Get A Hardship License Or A Restricted License After A DUI?
- Is A Breathalyzer In My Car Required After A DUI?
- Can You Overturn The Administrative Suspension On Your Driver’s License?
- Can I Plea Bargain A DUI To A Lesser Charge?
- How Do Previous DUI Convictions Affect A New DUI Charge?
- Top 5 Things To Do When Pulled Over For A DUI
- What Happens At The Administrative Hearing?
- What Is A DUI Diversion?
- What Is The Community Weekend Intervention Program (CWIP)?
- What Is The DC-27 And What Do I Do With It?
- What Is The DC-70 Implied Consent Advisory?
- When Must The Drug And Alcohol Evaluation And Counseling Be Done?
- Will A DUI Go On My Record?
- Will My License Be Suspended Because Of A DUI?
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