At John W. Kerns, LLC we are strong advocates whose paramount concern is the welfare of our clients. John regularly represents clients in municipal, state and federal courts in Kansas. John is adept at exploiting weaknesses from the initial law enforcement investigation stage to the case being charged, including scrutinizing issues involving junk science, witness credibility, bias, investigation errors, and unlawful procedure. From Federal charges like drug conspiracy, tax fraud, credit card fraud, criminal possession of a firearm, to State charges like DUI, disorderly conduct, driving while suspended, expungement, fleeing and eluding, minor in possession, probation violations, protection from abuse or stalking, student representation, violation of protective order, possession of illegal drugs, manufacturing of drugs, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute, prescription drug crimes, criminal use of financial card, forgery, theft, securities fraud, arson, assault, battery, burglary, criminal threat, domestic battery, kidnapping, robbery, manslaughter, attempted murder, and murder, John's experience representing the accused is vast.
John's experience and dedication are also reflected in his Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers lifetime memberships.
HELP US HELP YOU
What you can do help your case :
- Gather documentation of your good character.
- Exercise your right to remain silent.
- Speak to no one, not even family, about your case.
- Retain a qualified attorney as soon as possible.
- Do not represent yourself.
- Do not investigate your own case.
- Do not allow a person to search you or your property without a warrant.
What we can do:
- Provide key early preparation, including research and defense identification.
- Early investigation and identification of all facts.
- Interview police, the prosecutor and help obtain a private investigator to uncover additional facts.
- Reduce or eliminate bail requirements.
- In appropriate cases negotiate alternatives to jail.
- Help obtain an evaluation from a court-approved psychologist to show counseling may be a better alternative to jail.
- Develop appropriate motions to suppress evidence.
- Develop appropriate motions to dismiss the case.
- Provide a vigorous, thorough and aggressive defense.