Featured Cases

Though we cannot guarantee the outcome in a particular case, the following cases show outcomes obtained by attorneys at Erickson Scherff, LLC:

Win - Felony DUI
 Dismissed after defendant filed a Motion to Dismiss ...
Burglary, Felony Theft, and Criminal Damage to Property
Not guilty verdict at jury trial in April 2013 ...
Won A Drug Forfeiture Case Against The Kansas Department of Revenue
all property returned to the client and the $97,000 drug tax assessment dismissed - June 2012 ...
New KS Juvenile Case
In February 2010, a 17-year old juvenile was charged "with acts that would have constituted one count of felony burglary and two counts of misdem...
Man Found Not Guilty At Rape Trial
A Wyandotte County jury finds client not guilty of rape.  Client was facing more than 50 years in prison....
Case 10- School Expulsion Hearing
Won and client not suspended from school....
Case 9- Manufacturing Methamphetamine
Mandatory 15-year minimum sentence, client awarded probation. -Johnson County...
Case 8- Driving While Intoxicated
Dismissed at Motion to Suppress -Olathe City Court...
Case 7- Juvenile Drive by Shooting
Avoided waiver to adult court in evidentiary hearing and respondent awarded probation. -Wyandotte County...
Case 6- Aggravated Assault With A Firearm
Presumptive prison but reduced to misdemeanor and client granted probation -Johnson County...
Case 5- Possession With Intent to Distribute Cocaine
Not Guilty Verdict at Jury Trial trial. -Federal Court, Kansas City, Kansas...
Case 4- Quadruple Murder
Capital case dismissed the morning of jury trial. -Wyandotte County...
Case 3- Weapon Charge
Dismissed after defense filed Motion to Suppress Confession and Motion to Suppress Search. -Johnson County ...
Case 2- Aggravated Assault on a Law Officer
Not guilty verdict at jury trial. -Johnson County ...
Case 1- First Degree Murder
Mandatory 25-year sentence reduced to aggravated robbery with a 5-year sentence - Wyandotte County ...

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From Erickson Scherff Happy Holidays and a Safe New Year
Published on: Dec 20 2013
We at Erickson Scherff, LLC, wish you a Fun Holiday Season and a Happy and Safe New Year. Erickson Scherff 10990 Quivira, Suite 200; Overland Park, KS 66210 Phone: (913) 948-9490 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday ... More

Holder Lowers Manditory Minimum - A Strong First Step
Published on: Aug 26 2013
For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Evidence: Improper Admission of Prior Conviction Evidence
Published on: Mar 26 2013
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Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence
Published on: Mar 26 2013
Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence   In State v. Trotter, 295 P.3d 1039 (Kan. 2013), the Kansas Supreme Court explained the manner by which a defendant may properly raise claims in a motion to correct a legal sentence under K.S.A. 22-3504.  In Trotter, the defendant argued that the district court erred in denying his motion to correct an illegal sentence – challenging “whether the information was fatally defective and deprived the district court of jurisdiction to convict h... More

Assistance of Counsel for Probation Proceedings
Published on: Feb 04 2013
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Unconstitutional Search
Published on: Feb 04 2013
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Cruel and Unusual Punishment Challenge...
Published on: Dec 05 2012
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Bench Trial Objection
Published on: Oct 31 2012
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Procedural Sentence Challenge
Published on: Oct 31 2012
Procedural Sentence Challenge Defendant Jarrod Duran was convicted in district court for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he plead guilty.  United States v. Duran, 11-1308, 2012 WL 4947031, at *1 (10th Cir. 2012).  The district court found that Duran’s previously convicted crime of aggravated assault in Texas was a crime of violence and sentenced him to 41 months.  Id.  Duran, on appeal, challenges his sentence, arguing that his assault conviction was ... More

Probation & Jail Time Credit
Published on: Oct 31 2012
Probation & Jail Time Credit Heather Hopkins was convicted and sentenced in two different cases.  State v. Hopkins , 285 P.3d 1021, 1022 (Kan. 2012).  For aggravated burglary and obstruction of legal process Hopkins was sentenced to 36 months of probation, with an underlying sentence of 41 months.  Id.   For possession of cocaine Hopkins received 18 months of probation, with an underlying sentence of 11 months.  Id.   As part of her possession convict... More

Proposition 36 Promises An End To California's Punitive 3 Strikes Law
Published on: Oct 19 2012
 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/19-1 For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Allen Instruction - Tampering With A Jury
Published on: Sep 25 2012
Allen Instruction In April of 2009, a jury found defendant Corey Cornelius guilty of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.  United States v. Cornelius, 10-3125, 2012 WL 4075877, at *3 (10th Cir. Sept. 18, 2012).  On appeal, one of Cornelius’s many arguments was that “the district court erred by giving the jury an Allen instruction after the jury advise... More

A Look Into Crime & Why Things Are The Way They Are...
Published on: Sep 24 2012
  A Little Clarity Of How Things Really Work In America... http://publicampaign.org/sites/default/files/PICO_Report_Private_Prisons_Final.pdf For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Crime Pays - Its Time To Understand the Blueprint Behind Why America Nurtures Crime For Profit
Published on: Sep 17 2012
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The Prison Industry Is Now Sadly Affecting Our Elderly...
Published on: Sep 14 2012
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Know What your Getting Into When You Plea
Published on: Aug 29 2012
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Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA)
Published on: Aug 20 2012
  Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA) Early this month, the Kansas Supreme Court held that KORA does not require a defendant to personally use a weapon during the offence for the offender registration requirements to apply.  State v. Nambo   281 P.3d 525 (Kan. 2012).  Defendant Gabriel Nambo argued that the district court and Court of Appeals should not have required him to register under KORA “because the definition of an ‘offender’ under K.S.A. 22-4902... More

Prosecutor Misconduct
Published on: Aug 06 2012
Prosecutor Misconduct The Kansas Supreme Court found last month that a prosecutor committed misconduct in the conviction of defendant John Marshall.  State v. Marshall, No.101,641 (July 2012).  At trial, Marshal was convicted of "burglary of a nonresidence, criminal damage to property, and obstruction of a legal duty."  On appeal, Marshall challenged his conviction based on an eyewitness identification of him.  Specifically, Marshall argued that "the prosecutor committ... More

More on Jessica's Law: Lifetime Parole
Published on: Jul 27 2012
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Kansas Supreme Court Hard Ruling On Jessica’s Law
Published on: Jul 24 2012
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Fair Sentencing Debate
Published on: Jul 24 2012
   Fair Sentencing Debate Last month the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5-4 majority opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, held that the Fair Sentencing Act of 2012 (FSA) is applicable when the criminal was sentenced after the FSA passed but the crime occurred before the passage.  Dorsey v. U.S. , 132 S.Ct. 2321, 2335–36. (2012).  Specifically in regards to crack cocaine, the FSA increased the statutory minimum amount of crack cocaine required fo... More

No Jail Time Credit Given
Published on: Jul 16 2012
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Redistricting Kansas For Elections
Published on: Jul 16 2012
Redistricting Kansas After the Kansas Legislature failed to redraw the district boundaries for the United States Congress, the Kansas Senate, the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Board of Education, the Kansas District Court redrew the districts itself stating, “we acted solely to remedy a legislative default.”  Essex v. Kobach , CIV. A, 12-4046-KHV, 2012 WL 2126876 (D. Kan. June 7, 2012).  The lengthy district court opinion alters the four redistrict... More

Admission of “Other Crimes or Civil Wrongs” Evidence At Trial
Published on: Jul 16 2012
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From Erickson Scherff Happy Holidays and a Safe New Year
Published on: Dec 20 2013
We at Erickson Scherff, LLC, wish you a Fun Holiday Season and a Happy and Safe New Year. Erickson Scherff 10990 Quivira, Suite 200; Overland Park, KS 66210 Phone: (913) 948-9490 Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday ... More

Holder Lowers Manditory Minimum - A Strong First Step
Published on: Aug 26 2013
For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Evidence: Improper Admission of Prior Conviction Evidence
Published on: Mar 26 2013
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Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence
Published on: Mar 26 2013
Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence   In State v. Trotter, 295 P.3d 1039 (Kan. 2013), the Kansas Supreme Court explained the manner by which a defendant may properly raise claims in a motion to correct a legal sentence under K.S.A. 22-3504.  In Trotter, the defendant argued that the district court erred in denying his motion to correct an illegal sentence – challenging “whether the information was fatally defective and deprived the district court of jurisdiction to convict h... More

Assistance of Counsel for Probation Proceedings
Published on: Feb 04 2013
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Unconstitutional Search
Published on: Feb 04 2013
Unconstitutional Search Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Cruel and Unusual Punishment Challenge...
Published on: Dec 05 2012
Cruel and Unusual Punishment Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Bench Trial Objection
Published on: Oct 31 2012
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Procedural Sentence Challenge
Published on: Oct 31 2012
Procedural Sentence Challenge Defendant Jarrod Duran was convicted in district court for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he plead guilty.  United States v. Duran, 11-1308, 2012 WL 4947031, at *1 (10th Cir. 2012).  The district court found that Duran’s previously convicted crime of aggravated assault in Texas was a crime of violence and sentenced him to 41 months.  Id.  Duran, on appeal, challenges his sentence, arguing that his assault conviction was ... More

Probation & Jail Time Credit
Published on: Oct 31 2012
Probation & Jail Time Credit Heather Hopkins was convicted and sentenced in two different cases.  State v. Hopkins , 285 P.3d 1021, 1022 (Kan. 2012).  For aggravated burglary and obstruction of legal process Hopkins was sentenced to 36 months of probation, with an underlying sentence of 41 months.  Id.   For possession of cocaine Hopkins received 18 months of probation, with an underlying sentence of 11 months.  Id.   As part of her possession convict... More

Proposition 36 Promises An End To California's Punitive 3 Strikes Law
Published on: Oct 19 2012
 http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/10/19-1 For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Allen Instruction - Tampering With A Jury
Published on: Sep 25 2012
Allen Instruction In April of 2009, a jury found defendant Corey Cornelius guilty of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.  United States v. Cornelius, 10-3125, 2012 WL 4075877, at *3 (10th Cir. Sept. 18, 2012).  On appeal, one of Cornelius’s many arguments was that “the district court erred by giving the jury an Allen instruction after the jury advise... More

A Look Into Crime & Why Things Are The Way They Are...
Published on: Sep 24 2012
  A Little Clarity Of How Things Really Work In America... http://publicampaign.org/sites/default/files/PICO_Report_Private_Prisons_Final.pdf For More Information Please Contact: Erickson Scherff, LLC Attorneys at law 10990 Quivira  Suite 200 Overland Park, KS 66210 Tel (913) 948-9490 Fax (913) 491-6398 Don't Forget To Visit Our Website: www.ericksonscherff.com ... More

Crime Pays - Its Time To Understand the Blueprint Behind Why America Nurtures Crime For Profit
Published on: Sep 17 2012
Read This & Forever Be Changed... Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

The Prison Industry Is Now Sadly Affecting Our Elderly...
Published on: Sep 14 2012
SADLY THIS IS NOT A JOKE. If you or anyone you know needs a Lawyer please contact:  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Know What your Getting Into When You Plea
Published on: Aug 29 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA)
Published on: Aug 20 2012
  Kansas Offender Registration Act (KORA) Early this month, the Kansas Supreme Court held that KORA does not require a defendant to personally use a weapon during the offence for the offender registration requirements to apply.  State v. Nambo   281 P.3d 525 (Kan. 2012).  Defendant Gabriel Nambo argued that the district court and Court of Appeals should not have required him to register under KORA “because the definition of an ‘offender’ under K.S.A. 22-4902... More

Prosecutor Misconduct
Published on: Aug 06 2012
Prosecutor Misconduct The Kansas Supreme Court found last month that a prosecutor committed misconduct in the conviction of defendant John Marshall.  State v. Marshall, No.101,641 (July 2012).  At trial, Marshal was convicted of "burglary of a nonresidence, criminal damage to property, and obstruction of a legal duty."  On appeal, Marshall challenged his conviction based on an eyewitness identification of him.  Specifically, Marshall argued that "the prosecutor committ... More

More on Jessica's Law: Lifetime Parole
Published on: Jul 27 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Kansas Supreme Court Hard Ruling On Jessica’s Law
Published on: Jul 24 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Fair Sentencing Debate
Published on: Jul 24 2012
   Fair Sentencing Debate Last month the Supreme Court of the United States in a 5-4 majority opinion by Justice Stephen G. Breyer, held that the Fair Sentencing Act of 2012 (FSA) is applicable when the criminal was sentenced after the FSA passed but the crime occurred before the passage.  Dorsey v. U.S. , 132 S.Ct. 2321, 2335–36. (2012).  Specifically in regards to crack cocaine, the FSA increased the statutory minimum amount of crack cocaine required fo... More

No Jail Time Credit Given
Published on: Jul 16 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More

Redistricting Kansas For Elections
Published on: Jul 16 2012
Redistricting Kansas After the Kansas Legislature failed to redraw the district boundaries for the United States Congress, the Kansas Senate, the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Board of Education, the Kansas District Court redrew the districts itself stating, “we acted solely to remedy a legislative default.”  Essex v. Kobach , CIV. A, 12-4046-KHV, 2012 WL 2126876 (D. Kan. June 7, 2012).  The lengthy district court opinion alters the four redistrict... More

Admission of “Other Crimes or Civil Wrongs” Evidence At Trial
Published on: Jul 16 2012
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ... More