Kansas Criminal Defense Lawyer
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.
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.
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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"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."
"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."
"Mr. Rivera is a solid advocate. I would not think twice about sending a family member or friend to his firm for representation."
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success as a trial lawyer
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.
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