Knehans' case still could be appealed

Defense attorney Scott Hamblin, looks to the judge as his client, Christopher Knehans, left, listens to the court proceedings Monday morning. Knehans pleaded guilty to charges filed against him.

Defense attorney Scott Hamblin, looks to the judge as his client, Christopher Knehans, left, listens to the court proceedings Monday morning. Knehans pleaded guilty to charges filed against him. Photo by Julie Smith.

As he pleaded guilty Monday morning to two charges of having sexual contact with a student, former Jefferson City High School band teacher Christopher Knehans told Judge Dan Green he understood pleading guilty blocked his ability to appeal his conviction.

But Knehans’ attorney, Jefferson City lawyer Scott Hamblin, made sure during the hearing the official court record continues to recognize Hamblin this month filed a motion to dismiss the charges, even though Green had denied the motion.

His four-page motion questions the constitutionality of the state law the Cole County grand jury used last year when ....

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