State of Kansas v. Manbeck

Allen County Case No. 01 CR 302, trial counsel for client charged with Involuntary Manslaughter DUI. Argued the sentencing court could not enhance client’s sentence as the language of the statute required a finding that the client was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the offense, and client was only found to be under the influence of alcohol ordrugs at the time of the offense. Client’s enhanced sentence reversed by the Kansas Court of Appeals in 31 Kan. App. 2d 618 (2003). Court of Appeals reversal affirmed by the Kansas Supreme Court in 277 Kan. 224 (2004).