Kansas domestic violence has been the subject of plenty of legal news in the past week. First, the Kansas Legislature significantly amended the domestic battery statute (K.S.A. 21-5414). Senate Bill 112, which was published in the Kansas Register May 18, 2017, institutes amendments to the statute that become effective July 1, 2017. The amended statute…

Parents of children facing investigation or charges under the Kansas juvenile justice code frequently ask us, “Are officers allowed to talk to my child without me present?” The answer is yes. K.S.A. 38-2333 provides a practical limitation on questioning juveniles by making confessions and admissions inadmissible in evidence if the child is under the age…

Recent cases out of the Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits highlight the risk employers run when monitoring or punishing employees for their social media activity. In both cases, the courts found that employers who had terminated employees based on their social media activity were subject to sanctions under federal law. In…

Our clients frequently ask what consequences a prior out-of-state conviction will have for a DUI case in Kansas. Whether you were visiting Kansas from another state or recently moved to Kansas, your prior DUI record will follow you and could have consequences on your Kansas case. Kansas enhances penalties for second and subsequent DUI convictions….

Last month, The Marshall Project reported that Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, a consulting group that says it has worked with a majority of U.S. police departments, announced it would stop teaching the Reid interrogation technique. Even those who don’t know the technique by name may recognize parts of it from television crime dramas. The hallmarks of…

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