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I just received a 21-3721 in ks because I was drunk and someone hit me in the back of the head and blacked me out for hours in someones yard. What will happen to me? Should I get an attorney?
Asked on May 12, 2009 under Criminal Law, Kansas
MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
So you received a criminal trespass because you say you were drunk and someone hit you in the back of the head? Well, there are a few things: being drunk doesn't necessarily absolve you of criminal trespass, per se.
Is this your first offense? Have you done this before?
You will need a criminal defense attorney. Try the public defender or hire a private attorney at www.attorneypages.com. In terms of someone hitting you in the back of the head, depends on a number of factors -- how far were you from the person's house? Did you have weapons on you or were you holding something that could be a weapon? Was it dark? Was it at night? A person does have a right to defend his property if he feels someone is about to enter.
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