Skip to Content
Call for a Free Consultation 888-879-7087
Criminal Damage to Property

Criminal Damage to Property in Olathe

Understanding Criminal Damage to Property Charges

While most people associate domestic violence with the intentional harm of a person within a family, or the use of threats to install fear of potential physical harm, there is often a much more diverse application of the law. In fact, domestic violence does not have to include physical injuries to another person, but instead can be the damage to a person's property. When this happens, it can lead to what is known as charges of criminal damage to property. If you find yourself facing a crime such as this, you should not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable Olathe criminal attorney as soon as possible.

This crime is defined in Kansas as the intentional action of damaging, mutilating and defacing of another person's property with means other than fire and explosives without the expressed consent of the other person. It often includes times where damage is done with the intentions to defraud or. In cases where the damage incurred has value of less than $1,000, the crime is considered a misdemeanor, which carries with it imprisonment terms up to six months. If the damage is valued over $1,000, but less than $25,000, it is a severity level 9 nonperson felony and can be punishable by five to seven years in prison. Damage valued over $25,000 is a severity level 7 nonperson felony and can have penalties anywhere from 11 to 13 years spent in prison.

Experienced Olathe Criminal Lawyer -- Defending Your Rights

If you have recently been charged with criminal damage to property in Johnson County, then you are well aware of the severity of the ramifications of such a crime. I, John Harvell, understand the need for aggressive legal defense in times like this, and have devoted my practice to protecting those accused of such crimes. No matter your specific situation, and no matter how daunting it may appear, you can be confident that if you work with me that I will do everything in my power to provide you with comprehensive guidance.

Do not hesitate to contact an Olathe criminal attorney today if you have been charged with criminal damage to property.

Why Choose John Harvell?

  • Build Compelling Defense Strategies That More Effectively Protect My Clients' Rights
  • Highly Knowledgeable Regarding All Major Updates to Kansas DUI Laws
  • Former Prosecutor, Understanding Both Sides of The Courtroom
  • Nearly 30 Years Representing Clients Throughout Kansas

Client Testimonials

    "Successful defense"
    Mr. Harvell and I worked closely together and created a successful defense on both the driver's license suspension and the DUI charge.
    - DC
    "Withdraw the motion"
    ...the prosecutor agreed to withdraw the motion.
    - CP
    "Case was dismissed"
    After appearing for a hearing to revoke probation, the case was dismissed.
    - RB
    "Charges were dismissed"
    Mr. Harvell filed a Motion to Suppress because of an illegal car search. Prior to trial, the charges were dismissed.
    - TC
    "Request for diversion"
    My work requires a security clearance, and it was very important that I did not receive a conviction for this matter.
    - AT
    "Important result"
    I am from a foreign country and was facing deportation. This was a very important result.
    - CK
    "Charges dismissed"
    After I hired Mr. Harvell, he contacted my witnesses and convinced the prosecution that charges should be dismissed.
    - MM
    "You rock John"
    This is such a relief. You rock John.
    - RK