Olathe Domestic Violence Lawyer
Have you been charged with domestic violence?
Being charged with domestic violence can lead to serious consequences for
your future, not only as regards to potential criminal charges, but the
effect it may have on your family life going forward. A domestic violence
charge may automatically keep you from seeing your children or returning
to your home if it is deemed you are a danger to your immediate family.
When charged with this crime, contact an
Olathe criminal attorney to determine what legal steps you can take to protect your rights in this matter.
Many spouses who are having marital problems can become spiteful and vengeful
and use a domestic violence charge as a tool to get the upper hand in
a divorce. As this can seriously affect your relationship with your family
and children, contacting my firm, The Law Office of John Harvell
is vital to preserving your parental rights and possibly even your freedom.
Skilled Olathe Domestic Violence Attorney
When the police are called out on a domestic violence charge, they are
required to make an arrest. You will need to post bond in order to get
out of jail and you will face a 72 hour automatic no-contact order. When
facing charges of this severity, having my firm aggressively defend your
rights is necessary to your future. Having such a conviction on your record
can lead to serious consequences, including jail time, court ordered batterers'
intervention classes and the loss of the right to own a gun, not to mention
what it can do to your parental rights.
I am available to you for a free initial consultation to discuss your charges.
With over 20 years' experience and a history as a former prosecutor,
I know what is needed to fight your case. Contact my office today.
Domestic Violence Information for Johnson County
Johnson County District Attorney's Office and surrounding police departments are
very aggressive in prosecuting domestic violence cases. The District Attorney's
Office and police departments have adopted a policy that if a call is
made and any domestic violence is reported, they have to arrest one of
the persons involved. They have extended that requirement to include Criminal
Damage to Property, Trespass and other minor offenses. This is especially
troubling because many of the cases involving domestic violence also involve
false allegations or false police reports.
In the event you are charged with domestic violence, there is a requirement
that there be no contact between the parties for 72 hours. You are also
likely to be required to post bond and be placed on bond supervision.
In the event you are convicted of domestic violence or participate in a
diversion program, you may lose your civil liberties and no longer possess
or own a firearm.
In addition, if you are convicted of domestic violence, you will be required
to complete some level of anger control treatment.
Protection from Abuse/Protection from Stalking
It is very common that a person charged with domestic violence also receives
a civil petition for Protection from Abuse or Protection from Stalking
When a person files a Petition in District Court, the Judge can issue
temporary orders preventing individuals from returning to their home and/or
having contact with significant others or spouses. Those temporary orders
can also define and restrict child custody or parenting time.
This is a hot spot for abuse of process. Many individuals abuse the court
process and use these type of filings to harass spouses, family members
and significant others during divorce proceedings.
Contact an Olathe domestic violence lawyer
if you have been accused of domestic violence.