Accused individuals may find themselves facing felony or misdemeanor charges and may wonder what the significance of one over the other is and what the difference is. Any type of criminal charge is serious, but it is helpful for accused individuals to know what they are facing when confronted with criminal charges of any type.
An Overland Park neighborhood was the scene of an alleged assault last month. While gun use certainly isn't unheard of, both in this area and around the country, it was surprising as to who has been accused of a crime in connection with the incident. A Johnson county judge's son was the one picked up and arrested after one victim has been named in critical condition after the incident. This charge comes after 2014 and 2017 accusations related to drug and drunk driving crimes.
If you've ever heard the term "statute of limitations," it can initially sound like a mouthful. However, it's just a term that describes the time limits in which a person can bring a felony or misdemeanor legal action. These limitations are often determined by state law and dictate how much time can pass before a person can file criminal charges against someone else for felony and misdemeanor crimes. Since these time limits vary in different states, if one is accused of felony charges such as rape, it's good for people in Kansas to know what those time limits are.
The phrase 'convicted felon' can feel like a heavy weight upon a person's shoulders. Beyond being convicted of a felony crime, and the consequences associated with that, it can have ripple effects far beyond the sanctions imposed on a person in the criminal justice system. Convicted felons are often stuck with this phrase forever and it can impact a person far longer than initially thought. Avoid a felony conviction and the impact associated with being a convicted felon.
The phrase "convicted felon" can feel like a heavy weight upon a person's shoulders. Beyond being convicted of a felony crime, and the consequences associated with that, it can have ripple effects far beyond the sanctions imposed on a person in the criminal justice system. Convicted felons in Kansas are often stuck with this moniker forever, and it can impact a person far longer than initially thought. Therefore, it is important to avoid a felony conviction and the impact associated with being a convicted felon.
At some time or another, we have joked about handing a person Monopoly money or joked about how the money you're handed someone was just printed. While many may just joke about these things, the reality is that some people have received counterfeit bills as a form of payment. Generally, the recipients of a counterfeit bill are under the impression that it is real. Only after trying to make a bank deposit, or upon closer inspection of the bill, does the person realize they have been handed a counterfeit bill.
If a Kansan faces arrest on assault charges, there is confusion for those unfamiliar with the legal system. Unless one is a lawyer, they are well-versed on assault and its potential impact.
For you or a loved one, it could be some of the worst news you've ever received. Getting involved with the law, as the accused, is never a fun situation. Whether you are sitting in jail or out on bail after being accused of a felony crime, there can be much anxiety and uncertainty about how to proceed. The good news is that even if you or a loved one are accused of a felony crime, the accused is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Maybe you saw it coming and maybe you didn't. Being arrested on a felony charge is one of the most serious categories of criminal offenses one can be involved in and it isn't something the accused or their family should take lightly. Remember that just because one is accused of a felony crime does not automatically make them guilty of that crime. Each person will have their day in court, if they wish, to defend themselves and tell their side of the story.