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SEX CRIMES

Few crimes are treated with as much contempt these days as sex crimes. Even the slightest rumor of someone’s involvement in a sex-related offense can cause untold devastation in a person’s life: the loss of a job, a spouse, a family, even a place to live. Sadly, “victims” of sex offenses are routinely caught making false allegations for personal or financial gain. But by then, the damage may already be done to the real victim: the falsely accused “sex offender.”

In the current climate of hysteria, where politicians have passed laws banishing sex offenders from some towns — and even some states — it often seems like no one will stand up to the prosecutors, who often don’t take the time to determine a “victim’s” background or motives for making an allegation of sexual assault. Partisan groups like Parents for Megan’s Law only serve to inflame the debate, making it even harder for the accused to get a fair shake, let alone a fair trial.

Granted, there are many cases where actual sex offenses have occurred. Many attorneys refuse to take such cases, and if they do, they treat their clients with disdain or outright contempt. These attorneys may counsel their clients to take the first plea bargain offered to them, even though it might not be in their best interest. Not at TSLO.

Few crimes are treated with as much contempt these days as sex crimes.

Our clients experience compassionate counsel.

DRUG OFFENSES

People from every walk of life are impacted by drugs.

 

Daily news headlines seem to regularly include arrests of professional athletes, government officials, celebrities and people from our local community, all related to drugs.

Drug charges and convictions can have devastating effects on one’s family, social and professional lives. In some professions, a drug conviction disqualifies them from professional licensing.

 

A drug conviction can interfere with everything from getting a job, a college loan, federal housing or food assistance, grants, scholarships, access to government training programs, or subsidized housing for seniors – even if the conviction was decades prior. In some cases, a conviction is not required; a drug charge is enough to prevent access to various benefits and programs.

Drug charges and convictions can have devastating effects on one’s family, social and professional lives.

We understand the stakes. 

SELF DEFENSE

With any assault charge, there is a possibility that the accused was acting in self-defense or in defense of others. There may also be other defenses to the charges. Our trained criminal defense staff will review the circumstances of your case with you, so we can identify all of your possible defenses.

Assault charges often depend on testimony from witnesses. However, witnesses in these cases are often confused as to what actually happened during an altercation. They may give conflicting statements, or contradict one another. Our experienced criminal defense team can use these inconsistencies to fight back against the prosecutors and keep them from proving that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

When you are facing assault charges you want an advocate who isn't afraid to dig for evidence. Our investigations team will examine sources for video evidence, medical reports, and other objective evidence that may shed light on your case and strengthen your defense before the jury.

With any assault charge, there is a possibility that the accused was acting in self-defense or in defense of others.

We dig for evidence.

TRAFFIC OFFENSES

The state of Kansas criminalizes acts in which a driver disobeys the rules of the road. Violations range in severity - some are considered relatively minor while others are treated as serious infractions with sizable penalties. If you have been charged with a traffic violation in Kansas, it is in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney to fight the ticket and protect your driving record.

An accumulation of convicted traffic violations within a 12-month period could result in the suspension of your driver's license. Many depend on their ability to drive so they can commute to and from work and/or conduct other activities that require transportation from point A to point B. When a convicted traffic violation is compounded with a previous criminal record, the chances of license suspension increase dramatically in Kansas. In addition, you face hefty fines, court fees, and surcharges. The fine will vary based on your county court.

 

Any convictions on your driving record will be visible to potential employers and insurance providers.

The state of Kansas criminalizes acts in which a driver disobeys the rules of the road.

We help our clients navigate through these offenses.

In truth, the detention center is prison for kids ages 10 to 16.

We take juvenile criminal defense cases as seriously as adult cases.

JUVENILE CRIMES

When a young person, under age 17, commits a juvenile crime, they don’t go into the adult criminal justice system. Their case is handled under a family law code, by a separate court overseen by the Kansas Department of Juvenile Justice, and best handled by a juvenile criminal defense attorney.

If convicted, the teenager or young person typically doesn’t go into an adult prison or jail but instead is sent to a juvenile detention center where the goal of their stay is supposedly rehabilitation. In truth, the detention center is prison for kids, ages 10 to 16.

At TSLO, we take juvenile criminal defense cases as seriously as adult cases. The actions taken at this time in your son or daughter’s life could very well affect them for years to come. We want to ensure it helps them move forward in a positive way.

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The Swain Law Office defends people accused of crimes throughout the state of Kansas.

 

Our office is located at:

2311 Wakarusa Dr.

Suite F

Lawrence, KS 66047

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Tel: 785-842-2787  

Fax: 785-842-2790

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