The Law Office of Robert A Thompson
can advise you of your legal rights in relation to a criminal charge. Based in Salina, KS, we serve the north central Kansas area
. We caution you to understand the weight and value of your Miranda warning: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." Advise Law Enforcement that you wish to remain silent until you have an attorney present. Keep in mind that police and prosecutors are working to build a case against you.
No two criminal defendants get exactly the same treatment from the courts. Many legitimate factors play a role in the likelihood of a conviction, some of which include prior convictions, a history of violence, the severity of the charge, and the evidence amassed. For first-time offenders, diversionary programs and suspended sentences may stave off the stigma of conviction, although such remedies are often accompanied by the possibility that the original penalty take full effect upon any subsequent conviction.
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