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undefinedOlathe 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 Harvell, is a well-established and professional criminal defense law firm in Olathe. I have the trial experience you want in someone fighting for your rights or to help clear your record altogether through expungement.

Why Choose John Harvell

  • Nearly 30 years representing clients throughout Kansas

  • Former prosecutor, understanding both sides of the courtoom

  • Highly knowledgeable regarding all major updates to Kansas DUI laws

  • Build compelling defense strategies that more effectively protect my clients' rights

Aggressive Defense in Johnson County, KS

undefinedI 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 kidnapping, aggravated battery, and burglary.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Unparalleled Dedication to My Clients

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 my experience as a former prosecutor, I can review this information with an eye for investigating the details of your 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.

Call me to schedule your appointment or consultation 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 charged with a crime.

You have the right to an attorney - exercise that right as soon as possible. Call today.

Client Testimonials

  • “...the prosecutor agreed to withdraw the motion.”

    CP

  • “gave me time to come up with the money and got all the cases off my record.”

    RD

  • “I am from a foreign country and was facing deportation. This was a very important result.”

    CK

  • “He was transparent with our strategy and did a nice job communicating with us in regards to the process.”

    DA

  • “We certainly appreciate you guiding us through this journey.”

    JM

  • “John was diligent and hard working to provide a positive experience and outcome for my case.”

    GG

  • “I have been very pleased with John’s professionalism and understanding and could not have chosen a better lawyer.”

    AH

  • “He keeps his promises/commitments, and will do everything he can for you.”

    MF

  • “Mr. Harvell and I worked closely together and created a successful defense on both the driver's license suspension and the DUI charge.”

    DC

  • “I was able to follow his recommendations and get Diversion instead of a potential misdemeanor or felony.”

    DD

  • “very reassuring, confident, and personally invested in helping me with the legal issues”

    MW

  • “This is such a relief. You rock John.”

    RK

  • “He set up a plan of action which truly saved not just me but my whole family from hardship.”

    AW

  • “John is always my first call when needing legal advice.”

    TH

  • “After I hired Mr. Harvell, he contacted my witnesses and convinced the prosecution that charges should be dismissed.”

    MM

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