Olathe Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Attorney
Understanding Misdemeanor Charges of Domestic Violence
Criminal convictions regarding
domestic violence are extremely severe in Kansas and should not be taken lightly. In
Johnson County, for example, a policy has recently been enforced that makes it where
if a call has been made regarding a possible domestic violence case, the
police must response and some sort of arrest must be made. While this
has good intentions, it unfortunately is often abused. If a family issue
has arisen, such as a contended divorce, spouses will use false domestic
violence accusations to get the upper hand in court dealings. Therefore,
many times false charges will be made, leading to unfair arrests and complications
that are completely undeserved; it is vital that if you are in a similar
situation that you do not hesitate to get the defense of a knowledgeable
Olathe criminal attorney.
After being charged with domestic violence, you must not have contact
with the accuser for at least 72 hours, and will more than likely be required
to post bond. For the first two offenses of domestic violence, you will
be facing misdemeanor charges. For the first offense, you will possibly
be imprisoned for anywhere from 48 hours to six months, and be forced
to pay a fine between $200 to $500. For second offenses within five years
of the first, the imprisonment can last anywhere from 90 days to a year,
and a fine anywhere from $500 to $1,000. Beyond these initial consequences,
you will also be forced to live with a criminal record, losing such privileges
as the right to own a firearm.
Why Hire an Olathe Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer?
If you are currently facing charges of misdemeanor domestic violence, I,
John Harvell, will most likely be able to help. I have seen cases like
this played out from every angle in the courtroom and I possess a uniquely
well-rounded vantage point. I am often able to help my clients defend
their rights, and if you secure my assistance, you can be confident I
will work tirelessly to do the same for you.
Contact an Olathe misdemeanor domestic violence attorney today if you are facing charges of domestic violence.