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…

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…

Seven attorneys from Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2018, including two selected to the prestigious “Rising Stars” list. Fewer than 5 percent of all attorneys in Missouri and Kansas are selected as Super Lawyers in their respective states.   Listed as Super Lawyers: Christopher M. Joseph…

A jury deliberated for less than three hours Thursday before finding two Schlitterbahn maintenance workers not guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2016 death of Caleb Schwab on the Verruckt water slide in Kansas City, Kan. David Hughes and John Zalsman, charged in May with lying to investigators, left the Wyandotte County Courthouse cleared…

Five attorneys from the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by the highly regarded Best Lawyers in America® – 2019 Edition, with two of them receiving “Lawyer of the Year” honors in their respective markets. Wichita Ross A. Hollander was named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in…

Chris Joseph and his colleagues on the defense bar noticed a dramatic uptick in grand jury indictments in Shawnee County—often on the eve of a preliminary hearing where a probable cause determination would have been made in open court, rather than in a closed grand jury proceeding. The practice of securing indictments using a grand…

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