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Vincent Rivera

Vincent Rivera

Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney at Rivera Law, LLC
  • Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, DUI & DWI...
  • Kansas
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Summary

The reasons I chose to be a Kansas criminal defense lawyer are difficult to put into words.

It’s the feeling I get when I see somebody’s car pulled over and they watch helplessly as their property is searched. I wonder: was there a legitimate reason for the stop? Did they consent to the search?

When I hear on the news that a suspect is taken into custody, my first thoughts are: How did they get to be a suspect in the first place? Will they be intimidated into surrendering their rights? Do they really understand the Miranda warning? What coercive interrogation tactics will be used? 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 an accuser's testimony over the Defendants? 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, bear arms and eligibility for countless jobs. Is this really in the public’s best interest?

These are my thoughts and some of the feelings that inspired me to become a Kansas criminal defense lawyer and continue to drive me every day to defend your rights.

Vincent Rivera,
Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney

Specializes in Federal and State Criminal Defense.

Contact us at:

The Rivera Law Office
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, Kansas, KS 66061
(913) 210-0844

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Jury Trials
  • Motion practice
  • Sentencing
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Kansas Supreme Court
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Federal Court (Kansas)
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Federal Court (Missouri)
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Rivera Law
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Practice exclusively criminal defense in City, State and Federal court. As of 8/29/19, in private practice: approximately 10 jury trials, making career total of 21 trials.
Assistant Public Defender
State of Kansas Public Defender Office
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Practiced exclusively felony criminal defense through all stages of state criminal procedure, preliminary examinations, plea hearings suppression hearings, jury trials, bench trials, sentencing hearings, restitution hearings. Argued suppression motions, motions in limmine, criminal history objections, departure motions Maintain a large case load, with limited staff and support resources Lead council on 11 jury trials, 2nd chair on 1 jury trial.
Education
University of Kansas
B.A. | Psycology
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Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Kansas # 24166
Member
Current
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Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Member
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Federal Bar of Kansas
Member
Current
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Federal Bar Western Distict of Missouri
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
115 E. Park St, Suite C
Olathe, KS 66061
USA
Telephone: (913) 210-0844