Is Big Tech’s censorship of President Donald Trump a violation of the First Amendment? Legal expert Dan Monnat tells KAKE-TV it is not, because “private individuals and companies can engage in censorship. The First Amendment only prohibits censorship by the government….”
Dan Monnat, one of the Wichita area’s most noted criminal defense attorneys, has been named a top-10 Super Lawyer for 2019 in Kansas and Missouri by the national ratings service. It’s the second top 10 for Monnat, who has practiced 45 years and lists successful defenses for abortion provider Dr. George Tiller and a man wrongfully accused of being the serial killer known as BTK.
WICHITA – Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense 2019 has named Dan Monnat as one of the world’s leading business crime defense attorneys. Earlier this year, Monnat also was named as a leading attorney on the Who’s Who Legal: Government Investigations list. The London-based Who’s Who Legal publishes 34 different guides listing top-rated lawyers and courtroom experts in various sectors of corporate, commercial law, and government investigations.
A former Wichita third-grade teacher caught dealing cocaine out of her kitchen won’t go to prison for now — but she will have to serve a 60-day jail sanction as a condition of her probation. In her mind, she was providing drugs to men so they would like her,… and defense attorney Trevor Riddle told the court she “…truly believed the only way to keep these men in her life was to do what they asked — which was to obtain cocaine….”
A former teacher and coach at Victoria Junior/Senior High School was sentenced in Ellis County District Court to three years of probation for sexual battery of a 14-year-old student. Defense attorney Sal Intagliata said Jordan Ottley did not know he had bipolar disorder and had been given medication for anxiety. This led to him having a manic episode, during which the crime occurred. Intagliata called Ottley’s behavior as uncharacteristic.
In a rare move, a federal judge has thrown out a defendant’s conviction on drug charges after ruling that the prosecutor had interfered with his Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial. Dan Monnat, tells KCUR, “Prosecutors wield tremendous power, but the Bill of Rights …. prevents a prosecutor from denying an accused the witness needed for a fair trial by the prosecutor threatening and intimidating the(m)…,”
A Sedgwick County judge last week sent a 23-year-old man to prison for just under six years for shooting three people he thought were trying to collect drug money from him. Ray’s defense attorney, Sal Intagliata…said Ray fired at the three men because he feared they were after him for money, drugs, revenge or his life… Prosecutors had asked the judge to order Ray serve about 4 1/2 years more time than he was given…
Halstead’s former police chief entered a no contest plea Tuesday afternoon to two misdemeanors involving the theft of ammunition from the city. “After almost 38 years as a law enforcement officer, it is unfortunate that Mr. Lewis’ career concluded in this fashion,” attorney Sal Intagliata said. “But Mr. Lewis didn’t want continued media coverage on… his family…so he thought this was … the most appropriate way to resolve this.”
When Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay thinks about the men and women he’d like to see working for him one day, he doesn’t envision classes filled with cadets who have spotless pasts. That could include recruits who have crimes in their past. Dan Monnat, is encouraged “to see the top brass of the Wichita Police Department recognize that people deserve second chances…
WICHITA, Kan. – Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defense 2016 has named Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, one of the world’s leading practitioners in the sectors of Business Crime Defense and Investigations. The publication is a strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Monnat is one of only…