Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered attorneys Dan Monnat and Sal Intagliata have been honored among the region’s most distinguished criminal defense attorneys by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2014. For the tenth consecutive year, Monnat also was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. Only 5 percent of all attorneys are included in the Super Lawyers list, making selection to the Top 100 the most elite of this exclusive legal group.
“Best Law Firms” – a national ranking produced jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers – has named Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered among the Best Law Firms in the Wichita metropolitan region in two distinct categories
Best Lawyers in America Honors Dan Monnat for While Collar Criminal Defense, Non-White Collar Criminal Defense and Appellate Defense
WICHITA, Kan. – The 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America® has honored Dan Monnat, of Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered, for his legal expertise in three distinct practice areas: White Collar Criminal Defense; Non-White Collar Criminal Defense; and Appellate Defense. Best Lawyers in America® has honored Monnat every year since 1989.
WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Supreme Court overturned the death sentences of the Carr brothers who were convicted of capital murder in a case involving robbery, rape and the fatal shooting of four people whose bodies were left in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field. “Superficially, it could be said that an error of the court has resulted in the reversal of the death sentences because the Carr brothers were tried together in the death penalty phase,” said KSN legal analyst Dan Monnat….
“Power tends to corrupt and judges have enormous power,” said legal expert Dan Monnat, as a state judicial board finds a Sedgwick County judge has been sexually harassing female co-workers for years. “The (Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications) has now found by clear and convincing testimony that this judge did not follow the rules designed to be a check on his power….”
DODGE City, Kan. — Dodge City pastor Jerrold Wayne Ketner pled guilty to a single count of aggravated sexual battery as part of a plea agreement with the state that dropped six other felony charges, including rape and attempted rape. “Dr. Ketner has accepted responsibility,” Ketner’s attorney Sal Intagliata said, pointing out the number of supporters in the courtroom which he said have helped and will continue to help Ketner meet the conditions of his probation.
GARDEN CITY, Kansas – At least six Garden City teens could face charges for allegedly texting nude photos of a Garden City High School student when she was 13 years old. KSN Legal Analyst Dan Monnat says the case hinges on who possesses the photos with the criminal intent to transmit them and, most important, whether the photos were obtained by a warrant, per the recent Supreme Court ruling. “We have to ask a question this week that we wouldn’t have had to ask last week: ‘Did the law enforcement officers here acquire the images from the sexting telephones with a valid search warrant?’ If they didn’t, then the photos cannot be admitted into evidence, and probably, these individuals need to go free of being accused of any crime.”
Dan Monnat Comments on Defendants Filing Own Motions in Capital Murder Cases – Anthony Bluml Asks for Speedy Trial in Handwritten Document
WICHITA, Kan. – Eighteen-year-old Anthony Bluml has filed three handwritten motions in his capital murder case. But Legal Analyst Dan Monnat says it’s not a good idea…. Without legal expertise, Monnat says defendants can unknowingly incriminate themselves and end up paying a big price for it.