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If you like your continued freedom thank a Criminal Defense Attorney.

Criminal Defense attorneys are on the front line everyday making sure that the constitutional guarantees set forth in the first ten amendments to the constitution known as the Bill of Rights as made applicable to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment are adhered to and not infringed upon.

Michael Millett is a criminal defense attorney who fights on the front lines everyday to ensure that our freedoms are not being eroded and that the protections provided to the citizens of the State of Kansas in the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eight Amendments to the U.S. constitution are being adhered to.

Kansas Supreme Court

It was great getting to argue before the Kansas Supreme Court again. My daughter Molly Millett was there and so was my client Robert Bazin. I also had the pleasure of getting to argue before an entire 5th grade class from a school in Tonganoxie.

I got asked a lot of questions so my argument was a little over 20 minutes instead of just 15, which was nice.

I am hopeful that I was persuasive enough in my arguments to convince the Court to rule in favor of my clients.

The underlying cause of action was for conversion. I think the case law is pretty clear that you cannot convert proceeds (money). Further, my client cannot convert a vehicle that did not belong to Stanley Bank. Finally, I believe every citizen in the State of Kansas should be able to rely on a title to a vehicle that is issued by the State.

If you are interested in what you have read so far and would like to learn more about this case or just hear me argue then please go to the link below.

Once you are at the site please go to the 1st Argument listed for May 1, 2013.  It is Case Number 104316 entitled Stanley Bank v. Johnny R. Parish, et al., Bazin Excavating, Inc. and Robert A. Bazin.

If you have any questions regarding this case or any other matter please call Attorney Michael A. Millett at 913-648-3733.  Thank you.

Kansas DUI/BUI – Boating Under the Influence Can Ruin the Weekend

Spring will be here before you know it and people will be headed to the lake with boats in tow. If you’re like me, one of the necessities for a day on the lake is a well stocked cooler of beer. In Kansas it’s legal to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage while on your boat but just as in driving under the influence (DUI), it is illegal to operate a boat or personal watercraft while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (BUI).

When you operate or attempt to operate a boat on Kansas water, you’re giving consent to an alcohol or drug test by KDWPT Law Enforcement Officers. The penalties for Kansas BUI are strict. Failure to submit to an alcohol or drug test will result in loss of boating privileges for three months. Conviction in Kansas for boating under the infleunce is punishable by fine and/or imprisonment and loss of boating privileges. You may also be required to complete a Boating Education Course.

What’s the legal blood alcohol concentration for boating?

The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for boating under the influence in Kansas is the same as Kansas driving under the influence. A BAC of .08% or higher is considered legally intoxicated. If you’re under the age of 21, a BAC of .02% or higher is legally intoxicated.

Did you know that you can become intoxicated 3 times faster on a boat than on shore due to factors of sun, wind, dehydration and water motion?

Maybe you’re thinking you’ll let your child drive the boat home after a day of fun on the lake. Think again…If you’re intoxicated and letting anyone under the age of 12 or anyone born on or after 1/1/1989 who hasn’t completed a boater safety course drive the boat, you will still be charged in Kansas with boating under the influence.

Don’t let a day of fun on the lake turn into nightmare in court. Plan according and you can enjoy both the beer and the boat!