Updated on July 20, 2020
Under Kansas law, a petitioner’s appeal to correct an illegal sentence is moot if the sentence is already complete, unless there is a collateral injury that the motion can correct.
Updated on January 8, 2019
State v. Powell, No. 115,457 (Kan. Aug. 24, 2018). Issue: Jessica’s law imposes specific sentences for sex crimes against minors. The court may lessen the sentence if it finds substantial and compelling reasons to do so. However, it cannot …