The National Transportation Safety Administration is recommending the reduction of the presumptive alcohol breath sample from .08 to .05. The reduction to .05 will create a new wave of DUI arrests because even the average social drinker will be presumed to be driving under the influence if he/she has as little as one alcoholic drink…

Divorce is hard on children, but you can make it easier on them by following these rules: 1. DON’T put your children in the middle by using them as messengers between you and your spouse. 2. DON’T criticize or place blame on your former spouse in front of your children. 3. DON’T let your children…

TOPEKA – Former Shawnee County Assistant District Attorney Marie C. Campbell has joined the Topeka office of Joseph Hollander & Craft. Her practice area focuses on family law, including divorce, child support and custody, paternity, and adoption. She also handles child in need of care cases, guardianships and juvenile offender matters. Serving as an Assistant…

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….

Kansas lawmakers have proposed a bill that would reduce the amount of time before you are eligible to expunge a DUI from your criminal record. Currently, Kansas law requires a person to wait 10 years to expunge a DUI arrest or conviction. However, House Bill 2662 would cut that time in half, requiring only a…

Police across the country troll the internet looking for computers with illegal child pornography visible through Limewire or other peer-to-peer software. When a file is found, they obtain IP address information, get a search warrant, and seize all computers located at the residence where the computer containing illegal files is located. The fact that there…

Local police and FBI agents routinely conduct “sting” operations online. They create fake profiles to present themselves as teenage girls and troll chat rooms in search of men who will eventually discuss the possibility of meeting in person for sex. The operations resemble those featured on Dateline’s “To Catch a Predator” series. However, as police…

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