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Michael Duma

Michael Duma

Duma Law Offices, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Kansas
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Summary

Michael C. Duma began his legal career as a criminal prosecutor in the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Office. At his time there, he developed a skill for litigation and held an impressive conviction record. While a county prosecutor, Michael not only was successful in litigating criminal cases at the trial level, but also gained extensive experience in perfecting appeals in the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court. Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, Michael has developed a reputation as an aggressive lawyer who skillfully advocates for his clients. In addition to handling criminal matters, Michael handles all of the firms family law matters. Michael regularly appears in Johnson County and Wyandotte County District Courts representing clients in high conflict divorce and child custody matters.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Duma Law Offices, LLC
- Current
Assistant District Attorney
Wyandotte County District Attorneys Office
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Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
Honors: Dean's List Graduate
Activities: Washburn Law Journal - Senior Writer
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Arizona State University
B.A. | Political Science
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Ten Best Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Super Lawyer's "Rising Star" designation
Super Lawyers
Best Note
John F. Keuther Memorial Award
John F. Keuther Memorial Award for Best Note
Washburn Law School
Professional Associations
Johnson County Bar Association
Member
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Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Inn of Court
Member
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Kansas Bar Association
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Wyandotte County Drug Court Counsel
Member
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Wyandotte County Bar Association
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Speaking Engagements
Civil Discovery in Divorce, Ritz Charles
Johnson County Family Law Inn of Court
A Yearly Review in Kansas DUI Law, Wyandotte Couny Law Library
Wyandotte County Criminal Defense Bar
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. Can I be prosecuted for a law broken allegedly in Missouri prosecuted in Kansas for it
A: No, unless the commission of the crime extended into Kansas. For instance, if you took the stolen property into Kansas and possessed it there knowing it to have been stolen.
Q. I have a 20 year old class C felony for forgery is it possible to get my file sealed or an expungement
A: Absolutely, provided that you have been off probation for three years and do not have any pending or recent charges. What County?
Q. Can I get charged dropped?
A: I would call a lawyer immediately and make no statements to your resource officer or any other law enforcement or school officials.
Q. How long after arraignment will my fiance be on trial? Its a felony drug case and he is being held in county.
A: In Kansas, arraignment in a felony case occurs after a defendant is bound over at preliminary hearing. The speedy trial statute requires he be tried within 150 days if he is in custody. However, this time may be expanded if the defendant files motions or takes other actions which cause a delay. Things which also effect the time a defendant is brought to trial include the court's calendar, the complexity of the case, the time necessary for the defendant's counsel to prepare, necessary motions, and availability of witnesses. I tell clients they should expect to wait at least 6 months after preliminary hearing before they will see a jury.
Q. Can someone be charged for theft of a stolen item, even if that person does not have, nor has ever been seen with item?
A: Yes. It is not necessary for that person to currently possess the item in order to have stolen it. That person could have stolen the item and subsequently resold or otherwise disposed of it. Thus, it is possible to be charged with theft even if the defendant does not “have” the item.
Q. If I successfully completed diversion for a criminal misdemeanor in Kansas back in 2011, am I still convicted?
A: If you successfully completed diversion and your case was dismissed then the answer is no, you do not have any convictions.
Q. Can someone be charged with distribution of heroin or methamphetamines because of text messages.
A: Text messages can certainly be used as evidence that someone distributed a drug or had the intent to do so, and therefore can be the basis for filing criminal charges. However, I would say that it is rare to see someone charged with distributing drugs based on text messages alone. If drugs are discovered, that is a different story.
Q. What is the sentence for felony selling of your prescription pain killers?
A: In Kansas, sentencing for felony offenses is dictated by your criminal history and the classification of the offense. For a Kansas sentencing grid, you can visit the criminal defense section of my website and find it at the bottom under resources. http://www.dumalawoffices.com/criminal-defense.html. You can also visit the Kansas sentencing website at https://sentencing.ks.gov/forms
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Contact & Map
Duma Law Offices, LLC
303 E. Poplar Street
Olathe, KS 66061
USA
Telephone: (913) 782-7072