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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.

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

Client Testimonials

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


  • “Thank you for listening to me, my Mom and Sister”


  • “Both the driver's license suspension was dismissed and found not guilty DUI.”


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


  • “My husband walked away with a small misdemeanor, and able to come back home.”