Olathe Criminal Lawyer
A criminal charge is a life changing event that can affect you dramatically. Finding yourself in jail facing the hard fact that you need a proper defense to keep out of jail is a frightening turn of events in anyone's life. This is not a situation you want to face alone or with a public defender to help you. You need a competent and experienced attorney who has the skill and knowledge to present a strong defense on your behalf.
My firm, the Law Office of John E. Harvell, P.A., is a well-established and professional criminal defense law firm in Olathe. I have been assisting clients in Olathe, Kansas and Johnson County for over 20 years with their criminal defense needs. As a
former prosecutor and judge, I have the trial experience you want in someone fighting for your rights or to help clear your record altogether through
Don't let the criminal justice system overwhelm you; get someone on your side who can effectively defend you. I can represent you in the face of virtually any type of misdemeanor or felony offense in Kansas. I also handle traffic cases such as
driving on a suspended license or driving without
insurance. More serious offenses such as
boating while intoxicated are areas I am well-acquainted with and I am very knowledgeable on the
recent major changes to Kansas DUI law.
Aggressive Defense in Johnson County, KS
I have the know-how to represent clients in state and juvenile court for crimes ranging from
marijuana possession to
manslaughter and everything in between. Some of my key areas of practice in the field of criminal defense include violent crimes such as
aggravated battery, and
burglary. My firm is also dedicated to representing those that have been accused of
domestic violence charges.
In areas of substance abuse or possession such as drug crimes, you can rest assured that I will investigate every aspect of your case. With
methamphetamine charges there must be evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the drugs and I know how to help disprove that.
Areas of theft, whether it involved breaking and entering or a type of
white collar crime such as fraudulent activity, I am skilled at breaking down the charges against you. For more minor violations of the law such as
disorderly conduct, there is no reason you should have to face major consequences. I also assist clients who have been accused of
probation violations and have helped them achieve favorable outcomes.
Experienced Legal Help from a Former Judge
I believe - and prove on a regular basis - that my experience with three different sides of legal proceedings enables me to be a more effective criminal defense lawyer. I understand how the prosecuting attorney will think and act and I know what it takes to be a judge.
By using this experience, I can build compelling defense strategies that more effectively protect my clients' rights and present their side of the story in court. I understand how to communicate with the jury to help them get a clear picture of my clients' innocence. I know how to present evidence in a clear manner and am skilled in examining and cross-examining witnesses. Every step I take is made strategically to seek the best possible result for each client I help.
Unparalleled Dedication to My Clients
The penalties for a conviction of your crime can be severe and impact the rest of your life. Jail or prison time, harsh fines, possible mandatory drug or anger management classes, loss of driving privileges are all possibilities with a criminal conviction. Taking immediate steps to begin the investigation into your charges is crucial if you are to win your case.
My firm will meticulously review every aspect of your case including the arrest process, evidence, any testing done for alcohol or drugs, witness statements and police investigation conducted. With the expertise I have garnered as a former prosecutor, I can review this information with an eye to picking apart their case. My goal as your attorney is to obtain the best possible result for your circumstances, whether it is a reduced charge, plea bargain, dismissal or getting you off at trial.
I always offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case with you. Call me to schedule your appointment today. This is your opportunity to find out more about what options are available to you in fighting your charges, what you are up against at this point in time and what I can do as an attorney to assist you. All is not necessarily lost because you have been arrested or charged with a crime. You have the right to an attorney - exercise that right by contacting my office as soon as possible. We serve clients throughout Johnson County including Olathe,