The Topeka Capital-Journal reported attorney Chris Joseph wants charges against his client dismissed. In a brief submitted to Shawnee District Court Judge Cheryl Rios, Joseph explains that the unlawful sexual relations statute is written to forbid consensual conduct. Because former students say the advances by his client were unwanted, Joseph says the felony charges do…

Effective July 1, under a change in state law, Kansas drivers can no longer be charged with a crime for refusing a sobriety test. The Wichita Eagle published an article on July 2, 2019, about this change, and DUI Defense Attorney, B. Keith Edwards responded to the editor with the following: On the front page…

On May 1, 2019, The Washington Post published an opinion piece authored by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, in which he declared a specific commitment to effecting sentencing reform: Ralph Northam: I won’t sign another mandatory minimum sentence bill into law. Here’s why.   Governor Northam detailed the numerous reasons he believed he must commit to…

A local man convicted of rape will be granted a new trial by Kansas Court of Appeals because of mistakes made by the prosecutor. Defense Attorney Chris Joseph said this can compromise the ability to get justice for the victims. You deprive the defendant to a fair trial. The courts are going to reverse it…

In light of a recent trend of falsely reporting and staging hate crimes, Chris Joseph sat down with Topeka’s KSNT reporter, Reina Garcia, and weighed in on the legal ramifications of falsely reporting or staging hate crimes (View Article 59. – Crimes Affecting Government Functions). Joseph cautioned readers that filing a false report can have…

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