Kansas Criminal Records

What defines a Criminal Record in Kansas?

A criminal record is defined as an official document that records a person’s criminal history. The information is assembled and updated from local, county and state jurisdictions, trial courts, courts of appeals as well as county and state correctional facilities. The standard for criminal record collection and storage varies from county to county, but the majority of Kansas criminal records are organized in online record depositories that are available to the public in the form of a Criminal Background Report. This report is accessed through a number of courts, police departments and the official Kansas State Records Online Database. The amount of criminal records information presented on StateRecords.org will vary from individual to individual as well as what resources were used to collect the information, because different sources often have non-standardized state level protocols, storage classifications, requirements, organization and digitization processes. Criminal records in the state of Kansas generally include the following subjects:

Kansas Arrest Records

An arrest record is an official document providing information regarding a person that has been questioned, apprehended, taken into custody, placed in detention, held for investigation and/or charged with, indicted or tried for any felony, misdemeanor or other offense by any law enforcement or military authority.  In the states of Kansas the laws regarding the arrest of a person are requiring the law enforcement to be present at the scene of the crime or to have an arrest warrant, Article 42. Prosecution and Arrest. To make a more detailed view of this matter, a law enforcement officer may arrest a person under any of the following circumstances:  he officer has a warrant commanding that the person be arrested, the officer has probable cause to believe that a warrant for the person's arrest has been issued in this state or in another jurisdiction for a felony committed therein, and he officer has probable cause to believe that the person is committing or has committed a felony or a misdemeanor.

Kansas Arrest Warrants

An arrest warrant is an official document that is signed and issued by a judge or magistrate on behalf of the local and state jurisdictions, which authorizes a police officer to arrest or detain the person or people named in the warrant or to search and seize the individual’s property. The state of Kansas follows some regulations while issuing an arrest warrant, Chapter 22. Criminal Procedure. The arrest of a person may be lawfully made also by any peace officer or private person without a warrant upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of a state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.

Kansas Misdemeanors

A misdemeanor is a non-indictable offense and is generally less severe than felonies; however, like felonies, a misdemeanor charge is categorized by a number-based system designed to describe the severity of the alleged crime.  Misdemeanors in Kansas are crimes that are punishable by up to one year in county jail, Article 66. Sentencing. Although Kansas uses a complicated sentencing grid for imposing sentences, misdemeanor sentencing is much more straightforward. Misdemeanors in Kansas are designated as Class A, B, or C, or they may be unclassified.

Kansas Felonies

A felony offense is a criminal conviction with a maximum sentence of more than 1 year, which is to be served in a county jail or state prison. In some cases, a felony conviction can even be punished by death.  In Kansas, felonies are crimes that are punishable by a state prison term of one year or more, Criminal Offenses. Most states categorize their felonies into groups or classes (such as Class A), assign sentences or ranges to each class, and place each felony crime within a class. Or, the state provides for a penalty on a one-by-one basis, to each crime. Kansas, however, uses a complicated grid system to determine felony sentencing.

Kansas Sex Offender Listing

A sex offender listing is a registry of persons who were convicted of committing a sex crime that is often accessible by the public. In most cases, jurisdictions compile their laws into sections, such as traffic, assault and sexual.  The law of the state of Kansas requires sex offenders to register, Article 49. Offender Registration. The punishment for a sex offender crime is different in the state of Kansas.  It is illegal to commit rape or engage in any other sexual touching without the other person’s consent. Rape of a child by a person over the age of 18 is an off-grid person felony, punishable by life imprisonment and a fine of up to $500,000. Rape by fraud is a level 2 person felony, punishable by 109 to 493 months in prison and a fine of up to $300,000. Otherwise, rape is a  level 1 person felony punishable by 147 to 653 months in prison and a fine of up to $300,000.

Kansas Serious Traffic Violation

A serious traffic violation tends to involve willful disregard for public safety, death, serious bodily injury, damage to property and multiple minor traffic violations. In the state of Kansas traffic ticket fines vary by violation. Court costs and surcharges may vary depending on the county you received your ticket in. The Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) may restrict or suspend the Kansas driver's license when you accumulate 3 moving violations on your driving record within 12 months.

Kansas Conviction Records

A conviction record is an official document providing information that a person was found guilty, pleaded guilty or pleaded nolo contendere against criminal charges in a civilian or military court. The criminal charges can be classified as a felony, misdemeanor or other offense. Conviction also includes when a person has been judged delinquent, has been less than honorably discharged or has been placed on probation, fined, imprisoned or paroled. A criminal conviction is rendered by either a jury of peers or a judge in a court of law. A conviction does not include a final judgment that was deleted by a pardon, set aside, reversed or otherwise rendered inoperative.

Kansas Jail and Inmate Records

Jail and inmate records are official documents of information about a person’s current and sometimes past inmate status. A person who is in jail or considered an inmate is someone who has been deprived of their civil liberties and is on trial for a crime or is serving, which maintains an inmate database that is often searchable online a prison sentence after being convicted of a crime. Most states have a Department of Corrections, Kansas Department of Corrections. These records often include the inmate’s name, incarceration date, expected release date, convicted offense and sometimes photos.

Kansas Parole Information

Parole records are an official document that includes information regarding the release of a  prisoner who agreed to certain conditions prior to completion of their maximum sentence. While the prisoner is on supervised parole, the board shall require as a condition of parole that they pay a monthly supervision fee of not less than $30, unless the board agrees to accept a lower fee after determining inability of the prisoner to pay. The board may also impose any conditions of parole it deems appropriate in order to ensure the best interests of the prisoner and the citizens of Kansas are served.

Kansas Probation Records

Probation records are official documents that show when a person receives probation as an alternative to prison. Probation allows people convicted of a crime in Kansas to serve their sentences out of custody, as long as they comply with probation conditions imposed by the judge and probation officer Article 66. Sentencing. Probation is issued in proportion to the crime, so the length and nature of probation differs (sometimes drastically) from case to case. Probation typically falls into three categories: minimally supervised, supervised and intensive – intensive is a form of very strict probation that has conditions that vary from state to state but that emphasize punishment and control of the offender within the community.

Kansas Juvenile Criminal Records

A juvenile criminal record is an official record of information regarding criminal activity committed by children or adolescents who are not yet of legal adult age. Juveniles are not considered to be convicted of a crime like an adult but instead are found to be “adjudicated delinquent.”These criminal records are often mistakenly thought to be erased or expunged once a person becomes of legal adult age, but in fact the record remains unless the person petitions to have it expunged. If a person was found adjudicated delinquent to a criminal offense, they do not have to respond “yes” if asked whether they have ever been convicted of a crime, unless the question specifically asks if they were ever adjudicated delinquent as well.

Kansas History and Accuracy of Criminal Records

The accuracy of the data of criminal records depends on the recordkeeping and technological capabilities of the jurisdiction where the record was assembled and later digitized. {Arizona} criminal records archives usually tend to go back as far as the 1970s when criminal and arrest data started to be centralized and compiled into an organized database much like we use today. Accuracy was more commonly affected by human error in the past, but in the 1990s the quality and accuracy of recordkeeping improved exponentially due to the advent of the computer, so the information provide on StateRecords.org will vary from person to person.

Kansas Megan’s Law

Megan's Law is the term for state laws that create and maintain a sex offender registry, which provides information on registered sex offenders to the public. The first Megan's Law appeared after the rape and murder of 7-year-old New Jersey resident Megan Kanka by a sex offender who lived in the girl's own neighborhood. Soon after passage of this first Megan's Law, the federal government implemented a requirement that all states establish sex offender registries and provide the public with information about those registered, Sex Offender Registry in Kansas. People in Kansas who are convicted of rape and sexual battery are also required to register as sex offenders every three months. Usually, offenders are required to register for 15 years, although lifetime registration is required for subsequent or very serious offenses. An offender is required to supply local law enforcement officers with personal information such as his or her mailing address and email address, and be photographed.
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  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Felonies
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Infractions
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Manslaughter
  • Mayhem
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Obstruction
  • Perjury
  • Parole Violation
  • Probation Violation
  • Robbery
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation
  • Theft
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