Dan Monnat Named to Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019

WICHITA – For the third consecutive year, Who’s Who Legal has named Dan Monnat one of the world’s leading practitioners in the Investigations sector. Who’s Who Legal collaborates annually with Global Investigations Review to identify the world’s leading lawyers, forensic accountants and digital forensics experts who assist companies and individuals under investigation by regulatory or law enforcement agencies.

Wichita salons say mystery shopper making owners, customers uncomfortable

Multiple salons in Wichita have filed police reports about a man they say has been behaving inappropriately. Police are looking into the matter, but defense attorney Dan Monnat tells KSN News, “What one person imagines is underneath another person’s clothing is, by legal definition, not a public exposure. Therefore, this accused behavior cannot be prosecuted as a violation of the lewd and lascivious behavior law….”

No statute, no hate crime

Questions still remain about charges filed against a man accused of kicking a toddler and yelling racial slurs in a grocery store. It may seem like a hate crime, but criminal defense lawyer Dan Monnat with Monnat & Spurrier Chartered said it’s not that cut and dried….

Employee of neighboring business reacts to deadly south Wichita shooting

Wichita police say a 16-year-old robbery suspect died after being shot by an armed citizen during a robbery at a convenience store. Under Kansas law, a person is justified in standing their ground and using deadly force if the person reasonably believes such force is needed to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to themselves or someone else. KSN Legal Expert Dan Monnat says, “If a person is justified in using force in that fashion, the person, under Kansas law, is immune from prosecution….”

Pranking, booby trapping Porch Pirates could land you in jail

It is frustrating when a Porch Pirate has the audacity to steal from you but attempting to prank would-be thieves is a bad idea. “Property owners are too angry, too biased, and too invested to fairly mete out how much punishment is due the thief or trespassers,” Dan Monnat tells KSN TV. Worse, the prankster could face a potential endangerment charge…

Convicted murderer asks for new evidence

Convicted murderer Elgin Robinson is asking the Kansas Supreme Court for new evidence of whether the detective in his case was on the Brady/Giglio list at the time of the investigation, thereby potentially compromising the detective’s testimony. KSN Legal Analyst Dan Monnat says, “If law enforcement or the prosecution had evidence about police misconduct or the motivations for which witnesses might lie, or evidence that contradicted other prosecution witnesses and they failed to turn it over to the defense, that was a constitutional violation and Mr. Robinson could get a new trial….”

Dan Monnat Named to Missouri & Kansas Top 10 and Top 100 Super Lawyers List; Sal Intagliata and Matt Gorney Also Recognized

Firm President Dan Monnat earned a ranking on both of Super Lawyers’ elite “Top 10” and “Top 100” lawyers in Kansas and Missouri. It is Monnat’s first appearance on the Top 10 list and his 13th appearance on the Top 100 list. Firm Shareholder Sal Intagliata was honored by Super Lawyers for the fifth consecutive year, while Associate Matt Gorney earned first-time recognition as one of Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars”.

Why charges took so long in Dalrymple case

WICHITA – James Dalrymple was taken into custody the night of a crash that killed Wichita police officer, Stacy Woodson and his son, Braeden, but it wasn’t until this week, six months later, that charges were filed. Legal analyst Dan Monnat tells KSNW TV, “The prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that indeed the accused committed the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both….”

Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognizes Dan Monnat and Trevor Riddle for Criminal Defense Practices

WICHITA, Kan. – Dan Monnat – annually recognized by Best Lawyers in America for more than 30 years – was honored by Best Lawyers again this year in four distinct practice areas: Criminal Defense-General Practice; Criminal Defense-White Collar; Bet-the-Company Litigation; and Appellate Practice. Additionally, Trevor Riddle was recognized for a second consecutive year in the area of Criminal Defense-General Practice.