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  • DUI DISMISSED DUE TO THOROUGH INVESTIGATION BY STOLTE LAW, LLC.

    DUI DISMISSED DUE TO THOROUGH INVESTIGATION BY STOLTE LAW, LLC. - In a case where the only charge was DUI, officers failed to interview every witness to the alleged event. A witness indicated that client was sober upon arrival to her house and did not drink until after arriving. Somehow, the witness was not interviewed by police, so the fact did not appear in the police report. The prosecutor agreed to drop the DUI charge, without the need for a trial. Read On

  • DOUBLE MURDER CONVICTION REVERSED ON APPEAL.

    In a case featured on 48Hours and routine appearance in statewide newspapers, extensive review of a complex and voluminous record revealed that the prosecutor lied to the jury.  Finding the actions to be more than mere error and extremely prejudicial to the defendant, the Kansas Supreme Court rev... Read On

  • BIRTHDAY DUI DISMISSED FOR 21 YEAR OLD

    21st Birthday DUI Dismissed! Client was pulled over on her twenty-first birthday for crossing the center line one time to avoid an accident with a semi.  Attorney Adam D. Stolte argued that client should not have been stopped in the first place, not to mention being charged with DUI for two reasons.  For starters, Kansas sta... Read On

  • PRIOR MISSOURI DUI CONVICTIONS CANNOT BE USED TO INCREASE SENTENCES.

    In a seminal Kansas DUI case, Attorney Adam Stolte argued at the Kansas Court of Appeals that some prior Missouri DUI's cannot be used to enhance client's sentence.  For client, and others across Kansas, this resulted in reduced fines, reduced jail time, and reduced supervision. Attorney Adam Sto... Read On

  • DUI DISMISSED DUE TO MEDICAL CONDITION.

    During our initial interview, questioning of client  revealed a chronic medical issue. The condition can present symptoms similar to DUI.  After reviewing the videos, it was apparent that the medical condtion disguised itself as a DUI.  Along with supporting medical research, Stolte Law, LLC pres... Read On

  • FOURTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION RESULTS IN CASE DISMISSAL.

    The police report in this case glazed over the actual arrest of client.  Even so, complete review of the officer's chest-cam video showed a significant constitutional violation.  Despite the apparent violation, the prosecutor refused to dismiss. After filing a motion to suppress illegally obtaine... Read On

  • DRUG CASE DISMISSED FOLLOWING REVELATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS AND OFFICER’S DISHONESTY.

    Careful comparison of videos with police reports showed several inconsistencies violating client's Constitutional rights. After preparing thoughtful motions with thorough supporting legal research, the prosecutor dismissed the case - without the need for a trial. Read On

  • THEFT CASE RESOLVED WITHOUT ATTRACTING ATTENTION.

    THEFT CASE RESOLVED WITHOUT ATTRACTING ATTENTION. - KU Student was charged with theft and minor traffic offenses in a local municipal court. After reviewing the evidence and discussing possible defenses and trial strategy, Client decided the best course of action was to quietly resolve the case with a diversion agreement, avoiding unwanted attention. Read On

  • CRIMINAL HISTORY SCORES CORRECTED ON APPEAL IN MULTIPLE CASES.

    In Kansas, the extent of punishments for felony charges is dependent on your prior criminal history.  Prior felonies generally increase the punishment, but prior person felonies greatly increase the punishment for current charges.  Basing the argument off key federal caselaw, Attorney Adam Stolte... Read On

  • EFFECTIVE LIFE SENTENCE REDUCED, GIVING CLIENT A CHANCE TO LEAVE PRISON.

    EFFECTIVE LIFE SENTENCE REDUCED, GIVING CLIENT A CHANCE TO LEAVE PRISON. - Stolte Law, LLC was appointed to represent a man for a sentencing hearing after he was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and four counts of kidnapping. The State asked the Court to impose an 88-year sentence. Based on many factors learned from in-depth interviews, review of the case, and research on several legal issues, Stolte Law, LLC filed five motions challenging the State's requested sentence. The Court granted one of the motions – cutting the sentence in half and giving the defendant a chance of freedom. Read On

  • PROSECUTOR DROPS CASE UPON REVIEWING MOTION TO DISMISS

    In Kansas, nonresidents who are (1) over 16, (2) in the United States on a visa, and (3) have a valid driver's license may drive on Kansas roads without the need to obtain a Kansas driver's license.  Client correctly argued to the prosecutor that Kansas statutes applied in his case, but the prose... Read On

  • SENTENCE REDUCED AT THE DISTRICT COURT.

    Two classification errors resulted in an original sentence of 357 months in state prison.  Upon entry on the case, Attorney Adam D. Stolte argued federal and state case law required a 184-month corrected sentence.  The district court agreed, taking nearly 14 years off client's sentence. Read On

  • CLIENT’S TIME IN CUSTODY CALCULATIONS CORRECTED ON APPEAL.

    In a complicated case where the district court improperly failed to credit client's jail time, the COA reversed.  On remand to the district court, the error was fixed resulting in appropriately adding 365 days to his time spent in custody. Read On

  • HUNG JURY RESULTED IN PLEA OFFER TOO GOOD TO PASS UP.

    The officer in this case said he saw client smoking from a marijuana pipe as he passed by.  At jury trial, Stolte Law, LLC rigorously cross-examined the 30+ year officer's version of events, cracking the officer's tough, stoic demeanor.  The jury evenly split with half electing a not-guilty verdi... Read On

  • VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER CASE REVERSED ON APPEAL.

    Following a day-long domestic spat between client and her boyfriend, client left the house in her car.  In doing so, she hit her boyfriend, killing him. Client's voluntary manslaughter conviction was reversed because there was no legal basis for the State to argue that the defendant was engaged i... Read On

  • SPEEDY TRIAL VIOLATION RESULTS IN CASE DISMISSAL ON APPEAL.

    While client was in custody, he filed multiple motions under the Uniform Mandatory Disposition on Detainers Act.  The attorney who represented him on the motion in the district court misunderstood the effect of client's motions. Although client correctly argued for his release, the district court... Read On

  • BATTERY ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER CONVICTION REVERSED ON APPEAL.

    The District Court committed reversible error by instructing the jury in a confusing way.  Because the State could not prove that the instructions were harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, the charges were reversed. Read On

  • THEFT CONVICTION REVERSED ON APPEAL.

    After the State repeatedly presented evidence that the defendant committed a prior crime, the District Court committed reversible error by failing to explain to the jury that the fact that a person committed one crime is irrelevant to prove he or she committed another crime. Read On

  • AGGRAVATED BURGLARY CONVICTION REVERSED ON APPEAL.

    On appeal, Attorney Adam Stolte argued that, in order to be convicted of aggravated burglary, a person has to break into a home when a person is present.  In this case, when client entered the home, no other person was present.  Upon leaving, the homeowners arrived, causing client to return into ... Read On

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