5/18/16 – Day 2 of trial in the case of State v. Provencio continued in Sumner County District Court yesterday, with the prosecution presenting its case. Defense attorney Jess Hoeme expects to begin presenting the defendant’s side of the story during court proceedings today. Watch this blog for updates on Mr. Hoeme’s arguments. To see…

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…

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…

Original Source CJ Online Blair was arrested April 10 on a charge alleging he knew about the planned attack using a weapon of mass destruction at Fort Riley. Blair defended by Christopher Joseph of Joseph Hollander & Craft faces a federal charge of misprision of a felony. Authorities allege he knew about the planned attack…

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…

Topeka — A Topeka man has been charged with trying to smuggle $150,000 in cash from Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to Kansas. The government alleges in a criminal information filed Tuesday that 50-year-old Donald Garst tried to evade currency reporting laws in May 2011 by concealing cash in a DHL shipping box for transport…

Kristine Lawless Named “Topeka Best Lawyers Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named M. Kristine Lawless as the “Topeka Best Lawyers Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. After more than a quarter of a century…

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