Kansas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Vincent Rivera, Criminal Defense Attorney

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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Illegal Firearms charges in Kansas

While the 2nd Amendment to the Federal Constitution protects the individual right to own firearms, that right is not unlimited, and can be subject to certain gun control laws. Learn More.

Illegal Drug Charges in Kansas

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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Supreme Court

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

 "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 Wright

"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 Kirk

"Mr. Rivera is a solid advocate. I would not think twice about sending a family member or friend to his firm for representation."

- Brandan D.

"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 Beer

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Federal Drug Lawyer

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Juvenile Criminal Defense

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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.

At jury trial, client acquitted of possession with intent to distribute. Facts: after a brief car chase, client was charged with drug distribution, for 9 baggies of drugs found around the corner from the stop/arrest.

Jurors acquitted based largely upon the sloppy evidence preservation by officers, as highlighted through cross-examination.

motions

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

negotiation

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.

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