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Client Reviews

Tony Wright
Tony Wright
02:17 05 Oct 18
Mr Rivera, 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
Elvis Susunaga
Elvis Susunaga
21:02 11 May 18
If anyone needs great attorney look for Vincent j. rivera he very great person ad also a great attorney he is very good for what he does.
Chris Lancaster
Chris Lancaster
17:36 19 Aug 17
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Vincent Rivera Johnson County Criminal Defense

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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