Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney
The reasons I chose to be a criminal defense lawyer are difficult to put into words.
It’s the feeling I get when I see somebody’s car pulled over and a police officer rifling through the car’s trunk. I wonder: did the officer really have a legitimate reason for the stop? What excuse will the officer use to justify the search?
When I hear on the news that police have taken a suspect into custody, my first thoughts are: How did they get to be a suspect in the first place? How will the police intimidate the suspect into surrendering their rights? What coercive interrogation tactics will the police use? Promises? Threats? Lies?
If a case does make it to trial: Will the judge and jury really presume the Defendant is innocent? What extra credibility will they give a police officer’s testimony over that of the accused? Will the jury truly not use the Defendant’s silence as an inference of guilt?
If someone is sentenced to prison: What kind of person will they be when they complete their sentence? Once they have paid their debt to society, the stigma of being a ‘felon’ will forever haunt them, taking away their right to vote and eligibility for countless jobs. Is this really in the public’s best interest?
These are the thoughts and feelings that inspired me to become a Kansas criminal defense lawyer, and continue to drive me everyday to defend our rights.
The Rivera Law Office
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
Rivera Law, LLC represents clients in Johnson County and Wyandotte County, Kansas including cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Leavenworth and Douglas.