Topeka Criminal & Personal Injury Attorneys
Our mission is to provide comprehensive legal services to families in Shawnee County
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense & Estate Planning in Topeka
For people facing tough legal issues for the first time, it can be stressful. They may fear the worst and be confused by the processes involved. They are looking for guidance, direction, and assistance with taking the right steps towards a favorable outcome.
We understand that. We will listen, advise, and represent you – without judgment.
If you have a case and don’t know where to turn, we will help you fight it.
Perhaps you simply want to protect your family’s future. We will help with that too. When you work with ITR Law, you receive:
What can a criminal defense attorney do for me?
You need the best criminal defense lawyers in Topeka defending you if you’re facing any criminal charges, whether they are minor infractions or even more severe criminal charges. The idea of spending time in prison and incurring huge penal consequences is usually a good enough reason to hire the finest criminal attorney possible.
Criminal defense attorneys are trained to look for issues, mistakes, and possible crime defense strategies in order to push for case dismissal, reduction of charges, or even the prevention of a lawsuit from being filed.
Examine your charges and evidence
We will evaluate your criminal charges, evidence, and best criminal defenses to provide a realistic assessment of the case prospects and advise you on the best course of action.
Stopping charges before they are even filed with Kansas courts
A competent criminal defense attorney may often meet with the District Attorney or federal prosecutor after an arrest but before charges are formally filed. A decent lawyer might be able to provide evidence and witness statements that give prosecutors a complete picture, rather than just what the cops or alleged “victim” claims.
Because of the intricacies of the legal process in Kansas, a judge can reduce charges to misdemeanors if he or she determines that pursuing felony charges is not worth it. For example, your Topeka felony lawyer may persuade the prosecutor to seek lesser penalties such as a misdemeanor instead than a felony.
Recommending a criminal defense strategy
Your Topeka criminal defense lawyer will examine the allegations, police reports, witnesses and other evidence to determine the best criminal defense strategy for your situation and whether it is best to try and get the case dismissed, negotiate a reduction in charges, or fight the allegations in court.
Contact the D.A. to work out a “plea bargain”
Your attorney will negotiate with the district attorney to reduce charges, minimize potential sentencing or consequences, or even a case dismissal in case you choose to negotiate charges. Your options and the benefits and drawbacks of each will be discussed by our experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Assist you with the emotional aspects of the case
Your attorney will inform you of what to anticipate and how to deal with the anxiety and despair that may result from a criminal trial.
Give you objective insight into the criminal process
Your Topeka criminal defense attorney will advise you on what to anticipate throughout the process or criminal trial. The best criminal attorneys will keep you informed on how the case is progressing and what is likely to happen next, as well as whether it makes sense to accept a prosecutor’s offer.
Understand “prosecutorial discretion” in your case
Prosecutors have significant “prosecutorial discretion” or leeway in how to charge a crime and what actually happens in the criminal courts. An action that appears to be one crime may be redefined as several other crimes, some of which are more severe and others of which are less serious.
What appears to be a set penalty in Kansas for a specific crime may be negotiated into a variety of different charges that can have completely different outcomes.
A skilled criminal attorney will use their experience and relationships to navigate your case through the nuances of each jurisdiction for the best possible outcome.
Negotiate sentencing or alternative sentencing options
If your case cannot be resolved by the court or defeated, a sentencing program may be used. The finest criminal defense attorneys will have connections with a variety of alternative punishment possibilities that can be recommended to the prosecutor and judge if viable. In most situations, serving time in a Kansas jail is not particularly appealing.
The objective of an alternative sentencing is to reduce the number of people imprisoned by offering them alternative forms of punishment that might help offenders rehabilitate. Therapy, house arrest, community service, and alcohol or drug treatment are just a few options. Speak with us to find out if an alternative option is possible for you.
Learn more → Guide to Kansas’s DUI Diversion Program
Identify and evaluate any hidden repercussions of a guilty plea
Pleading guilty may make it more difficult to find a job, get licensing, keep a nursing license, or obtain some insurance with a conviction on your record. Non-U.S. citizens have additional criminal immigration ramifications that demand particular attention.
Do not entrust your criminal charge to the court or attempt to handle it yourself. We take a personal approach to each case, and this is another big reason for our success. Your lawyer and everyone on our staff will work hard to deliver you with the best service possible. We are available at all times to answer your questions and provide assistance.
You will be given comprehensive advice and a tremendous confidence boost about your criminal case. Our Topeka criminal attorneys will fight hard on your behalf to obtain the outcome you desire.
Contact us now to receive legal help in case of any type of criminal charge in Kansas.
Do you intend to make a claim for damages for personal injury? We can help you maximize your claim.
Have you been accused of driving under the influence? Our attorneys are experienced in DUI defense.
Have you been charged with a crime? Our lawyers have built successful criminal defense cases for over 40 years.
Do you need assistance with life’s difficult questions? We will help you plan the future security of loved ones.
Pedro Irigonegaray is one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, professional and compassionate attorneys I have ever known. When you need legal advice or someone to fight for you, get the best. Talk to Mr. Irgonegaray.
Very helpful. Very friendly. Very personable. Even if you need to know which direction to go with your issue, they’ll help show you the way even if it means you don’t need to go through them. We need more kind people like this!
I have known Pedro for many years. A true gentleman, capable and ethical attorney. Glad to see the firm expand with more talented and ethical attorneys. A real asset to the Topeka legal community.
Very impressed with their attention to detail, prompt service and professionalism. Highly recommend.
Passion for everyone’s rights, especially — but not exclusively — LGBTQ.
It’s difficult for Kansas families to find affordable representation from lawyers who are willing to listen to their problems and provide professional help. Since our senior partner Pedro Irigonegaray started practicing law in 1973, he has worked to change that.
We will be in your corner, passionately defending your rights, every step of the way – whether a criminal case, DUI, personal injury, family issue or other legal matter.