Kansas Criminal Defense Lawyer

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If you have been charged with a crime there can be serious life long repercussions. That's where Vincent Rivera steps in and uses his expertise and education of the legal system to help you through these hard times.

Vincent Rivera is considered a competent communicator and fierce trial lawyer. He understands the justice system and how the prosecutor thinks. 
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Kansas has very tough drug charges and hands out harsh sentences and punishments to drug offenders. If convicted the sentence that someone will receive is determined by a number of variables, including, but not limited to: prior criminal history; location (within 1000 feet of a school increases the potential sentence); and how much of the drug is involved.
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Federal crimes are serious charges to be faced with. If convicted of a federal crime the individual has to serve at least 80% of the sentence.

Federal crimes are also very difficult to deal with being that a federal prosecutor has more time and seemingly unlimited resources to convict a person charged.

You will need a tough trial lawyer that will aggressively represent you in a overly complicated justice system.
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Client Reviews

When I hired Vincent in a time of stress from court proceedings, I found him to be aggressive and knowledge on how to best handle issues and other matters of the court. He continued to keep me informed of case progress and status. He seemed concerned regarding my best interest and concerns about the case. In times of stress, you want someone who cares about your case and represents you aggressively. Look you already have enough stress in your life, you'll want someone who will actually fight for you in court and represent you adequately.

Jeff K.

Vincent Rivera took on my appeal for a case I was convicted of last year, early 2018. My sentence was just overturned and vacated! Vinny was super professional, adamant and swift about motions submitted to courts and handling my overall case. He kept me informed throughout the process and always returned calls or emails. Thanks again Vinny! I’m grateful for the win. Highly recommend to anyone looking to appeal or fight a case. Vincent will handle the business or matter of concern.

Darrick W.

I want to thank you for your service and give a 100% recommendation! Mr Rivera will not only give his heart and soul in the courtroom but he also does the little things like calling back the client in a timely manner. If you don't hire him for representation I would say you are making a huge mistake. Thank you and God bless you and your family Mr Rivera.
Tony W.

Great attorney really knows how to do his job. He knows how to put legal terms into ways for you to understand which is great. I’d send anyone to him for representation.

Garon B.



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success as a trial lawyer

Won a jury trial against THE County Attorney. Felony DUI jury trial, that included cross-examining KBI expert witness, and cross-examining a surprise rebuttal witness.

Case theory: drinking occurred at Defendant’s residence, after he drove. Client remains felony free.


My client and a friend were standing outside a motel entrance. An officer, acting without any indication of criminal activity, conducted a “pedestrian check.” Soon multiple officers arrived, and unconstitutionally subjected the men to search after search after search, none of which produced any incriminating evidence. Eventually, the officers obtained “consent” to search their room where drugs were found.

After appealing the District Court’s ruling, the Kansas Court of Appeals agreed the eventual search of the motel room was unconstitutional. The Court’s opinion can be read at: http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/CtApp/2013/20131213/108949.pdf


During SFSTs, client clearly told officers that he had medical problems which would prevent him from performing the tests. Officer’s didn’t care, and arrested him based on his performance, no breath test. Based on a letter from the client’s doctor, which said there is no way client could perform the tests the State dismissed the felony. We plead to traffic infractions, unsupervised probation, and no jail time.


Represented a client who had 4 co-defendants, all co-defendants had council with 10+ years of experience. All codefendants plead to criminal charges. Noting the lack of evidence I encouraged my client to take the matter through prelim. After hearing the evidence, the Judge found there was no probable cause and the case was dismissed.