Cases We Handle Criminal Defense

Manhattan Criminal Defense Attorneys

Put 60+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

Dealing with an arrest or criminal prosecution is frightening, and even being accused of a crime can affect your life on many levels. You run the risk of incarceration, job loss, court supervision, and sex offender registration. When you are facing criminal charges, it is important to find an experienced criminal defense attorney who can guide you through the criminal justice system and protect your rights as a defendant throughout the legal process. Each criminal case is different and requires a well-planned strategy to get the best possible outcome, whether that means going to trial or negotiating a plea agreement. 

How To Find a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Finding a competent criminal defense lawyer is crucial if you or someone you know is facing criminal charges. Here are steps to help you find the right criminal defense attorney:

Consultations: Once you have a list of potential lawyers, schedule initial consultations with them. During these meetings, you can discuss your case, ask questions, and assess whether you feel comfortable working with the attorney.

Ask Questions

Prepare a list of questions to ask during the consultation. Some important questions to consider include:

  • How much experience do they have in handling cases similar to yours?
  • What is their success rate in obtaining favorable outcomes for clients?
  • What are their fees and payment arrangements?
  • How will they communicate with you about the progress of your case?
  • Do they have references from past clients?

Consider Your Comfort Level

Trust and communication are essential when working with an attorney. Choose a lawyer you feel comfortable with and who is willing to listen to your concerns.

Check References

Ask the attorney for references from past clients. Contact these references to get an idea of their experiences working with the lawyer.

Trust Your Instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose an attorney who you believe will best represent your interests.

Finding the right criminal defense lawyer can significantly impact the outcome of your case, so take your time, do your research, and make an informed decision.

Former Prosecutors Providing Thorough and Honest Answers

One of the most important assets to look for in a defense lawyer is prosecution experience. Our attorneys at CJI Law have been on the prosecution side before as former prosecutors, so we have a unique edge to anticipating what the other side will use against you in court. As a result, we can effectively strategize against these tactics to build a formidable defense against your allegations. We have handled over a thousand criminal cases and have obtained numerous not guilty verdicts in jury trials for cases as serious as sex crimes and violent crimes. You can count on us to provide honest and thorough answers throughout the course of your case, and we will not overpromise on what we can deliver. 

Our Manhattan criminal defense attorneys at CJI Law will provide honest guidance and advocate for you during this stressful time. We bring over 60 years of combined experience to our practice, and our attorneys also have experience as former prosecutors. As a result, we can bring a unique point of view to your defense by strategizing against the prosecution’s likely tactics. 

Some of the Criminal Cases We Handle

There are two main types of crime in Kansas: misdemeanors and felonies. A felony conviction is much harsher than getting convicted by a misdemeanor since it can result in a state prison sentence of more than one year. However, a misdemeanor conviction can still lead to a county jail term between one month and one year. Misdemeanors and felonies in Kansas are divided into different classes.

CJI Law defends clients against a range of criminal charges, including:

  • Violent Crimes – homicide (murder, manslaughter), stalking, kidnapping, robbery, assault, battery, domestic violence, criminal threat
  • Drug Crimes – unlawful distribution or possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, trafficking in contraband, no drug tax stamp, minor in possession
  • Sex Crimes – rape, child molestation, indecent exposure, indecent solicitation, sexual battery, criminal sodomy, unlawful sexual relations, lewd and lascivious behavior, sexual exploitation of a child, solicitation of a child
  • Property Offensestheft, burglary, arson, forgery, identity theft, criminal damage to property, criminal use of a financial card, arson

Our Manhattan criminal defense lawyers have handled over a thousand criminal cases and have obtained not guilty verdicts for clients in jury trials involving rape, child molestation, and first-degree murder. We are zealous advocates who will fight to uphold your rights in every case no matter the crime. 

CJI Law will help you to navigate the criminal justice system to obtain the best outcome possible. Call (785) 434-3005 today to schedule a free consultation to get started. Serving the counties of Riley, Geary, Wabaunsee, Pottawattamie, and surrounding areas.

Caffey, Johnson & Ingels

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    Lora D. Ingels
    Attorney & Partner
    Lora D. Ingels is a Kansas native, graduating magna cum laude from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s in political science. Ms. Ingels received her Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 2006, and was admitted to practice in Kansas in 2006. ...
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    Erik E. Hageman
    Associate Attorney
    Erik E. Hageman, a native of Abilene Kansas worked for Caffey, Johnson & Ingels, P.A. for three years while he attended Kansas State University. During undergrad he also worked for the Dickinson County Attorney’s Office in Abilene. Erik received his ...

Let CJI Law Defend You

If you have been accused of a crime in Manhattan, Kansas, do not wait to consult a legal professional. The sooner we get started on your defense, the stronger we can make your case based on the available evidence. CJI Law takes an aggressive approach to litigation to ensure we build an assertive courtroom presence in the protection of your rights. We are seasoned litigators who have obtained many not guilty verdicts for clients throughout our practice, and we will look out for your best interests as we explain all the legal options you have available to you.

Schedule a free consultation with our Manhattan criminal defense attorney at CJI Law by calling (785) 434-3005 today to learn more. Let’s get you out of your legal predicament as soon as possible.

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  • Skilled Litigators With Prosecution Experience
  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience

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