On December 8, 2015, Terra McDaniel was required to report for jury duty in Sedgwick County District Court. Due to emergency circumstances, proper care for her young child was unavailable, and she was unable to report for jury duty on time. When she arrived late, she was told to report at a hearing on December…

Defended by criminal defense attorney Christopher Joseph, former Washburn University graduate assistant football coach originally charged with sexually assaulting a woman pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court. Jesse Robert Bubke, 23, of Topeka, will serve 60 days in Shawnee County Jail and be placed on probation for 10 months after…

On June 9, 2015, Governor Brownback signed into law House Bill 2055. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015.This law is named after a school teacher in McPherson, Kansas, who was badly injured after being hit by a drunk driver. The driver was charged with aggravated battery while under the influence—a felony…

On January 30, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in Wichita vs. Molitor. Mr. Molitor was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (“DUI”). He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus (“HGN”) test but passed the walk-and-turn test and one-leg stand test. The officer requested a preliminary breath test (“PBT”), which Mr….

District Judge Glenn Braun on Wednesday refused to lower the bond for a Hays man charged with sex crimes involving a child. But he said he’d be willing to drop the bond to $25,000 for Chance C. Keiswetter, 25, if community corrections is willing to put him under their supervision program. No one from community…

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