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12-4601. Appeal; stay of proceedings. An appeal may be taken to the district court in the county in which said municipal court is located:

(a) By the accused person in all cases; and

(b) By the city upon questions of law.

The appeal shall stay all further proceedings upon the judgment appealed from. No appeal shall be filed until after the sentence has been imposed.

History: L. 1973, ch. 61, § 12-4601; L. 2013, ch. 118, § 1; July 1.

Source or prior law:

12-1102, 13-611, 13-613, 14-815, 15-515.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Provision patterned after code of criminal procedure to simplify and unify court procedures, "A New Procedure For Municipal Courts," Wallace M. Buck, Jr., 42 J.B.A.K. 7, 11 (1973).

"An Additudinal Study of Kansas' Two-Tier Trial System," Michael Kaye, Fred Yaffe, 54 J.K.B.A. 212, 213 (1985).


1. Cited; error to dismiss complaints because municipal court refused to appoint and compensate counsel for indigent defendants' appeals. City of Overland Park v. Estell & McDiffett, 225 Kan. 599, 601, 592 P.2d 909.

2. To perfect appeal to district court, compliance with K.S.A. 22-3609(2) required; failure jurisdictional defect. City of Bonner Springs v. Clark, 3 Kan. App. 2d 8, 588 P.2d 477.

3. Cited; the right to a speedy trial is applicable to criminal cases appealed to district courts from municipal court convictions. City of Overland Park v. Fricke, 226 Kan. 496, 499, 601 P.2d 1130.

4. Mentioned; city ordinance prohibiting anyone from carrying firearms within city limits held unconstitutionally broad; judgment affirmed. City of Junction City v. Mevis, 226 Kan. 526, 528, 601 P.2d 1145.

5. Cited; absence of defendant or counsel at misdemeanor appeal trial (K.S.A. 22-3405) where untimely request for jury (K.S.A. 22-3609) made discussed. City of Overland Park v. Barnett, 10 Kan. App. 2d 586, 592, 705 P.2d 564 (1985).

6. Appeals from municipal court to district court limited to questions of law involving issues of statewide interest. City of Overland Park v. Travis, 253 Kan. 149, 152, 853 P.2d 47 (1993).

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