Navy Veteran Adam Stolte
I served as an active-duty, enlisted member of the US Navy. If you also served, you likely heard other people say, “not on my watch” and you know what it means. If you haven’t heard the phrase before, “watch” is simply the time that a soldier or sailor is on duty. So, when soldiers or sailors say, “not on my watch,” it generally means he or she is not going to let anything bad happen - no matter what. As a veteran and criminal defense attorney, I have brought that same scrappy mentality to my criminal defense law firm in Johnson County, Kansas.
Whether you are charged with a serious, high-level person felony, DUI, domestic battery, drug offenses, or any other criminal offense, “not on my watch” is an important phrase for you to know. It’s what sets veterans apart and, it’s what sets Stolte Law apart from other criminal defense firms.
What Stolte Law Will Do For You
So, what does it mean? Put simply, it means my staff and I aggressively pursue every defense to get the best outcome possible in your Kansas criminal case. We are trained in specialized areas of criminal and DUI defense and we are experienced litigators. More than that, we are focused on your goals and dedicated to protecting the same Constitutional rights to which we swore an oath.
How do we do this? First, I have attended much of the same training as many of the officers who may have arrested you. For instance, I have gone through interrogation training to learn how officers use subtle, but coercive, interrogation tactics. Further, I have completed the same field sobriety test training used in alcohol and drug DUI investigations. Taking that one step further, I have also finished the NHTSA instructor course for standardized field sobriety tests. Completing these trainings are important for a criminal defense attorney because they help us know what the officers know, how they were trained, and how to spot inconsistencies between their training and their investigations. As an attorney, it doesn’t matter how motivated to win you are, if you don’t know how.
Second, we put this training and knowledge to good use. Stolte Law always has several cases geared up for a motions hearing or trial. Prosecutors know which criminal defense lawyers are willing to put in the time and effort to argue a complicated evidentiary motion and you better believe they know which ones are experienced and willing trial attorneys.
When you are searching for a criminal defense attorney, look for someone who is willing to weather the storm with you. Ask them questions about their specific training, ask them about the cases they have set for trial, and ask to see the most recent motion they filed. If the prospective attorney cannot give you good answers, it is time to move on. You can find someone with a “not on my watch” attitude that will put you in a position to get the best outcome possible in your case.
If you would like a free consultation for your DUI or criminal case, contact me today!