KSSC is happy to announce Governor Kelly has appointed Dustin Curry, Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, as the newest member of the Kansas Sentencing Commission. Officing in Lawrence, Dustin counsels and defends individuals during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges in Kansas state and federal courts. He defends clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors—including drug crimes, violent crimes, property crimes, and DUIs.
Having tried more than 50 jury trials in state and federal courts, Dustin feels his best in a courtroom. He joined JHC's criminal defense team with ten years of experience as a prosecutor. Dustin began his legal career in the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office, where he served as a Deputy District Attorney supervising two separate criminal divisions and handling major felony cases ranging from aggravated assault to attempted capital murder. Dustin transitioned to federal prosecution when he was designated a Special Assistant United States Attorney on the Violent Crimes Task Force.
During his career as a prosecutor, Dustin gained first-hand knowledge of prosecutors' pre-charge involvement in the investigation process, charging assessments, plea requirements, trial protocol, and sentencing objectives. Now on the defense side, Dustin uses his considerable insight into the prosecution to advise his clients regarding the best approach for their cases. Welcome Dustin!