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Olathe Kidnapping Lawyer

Have you been charged with kidnapping?

Statistics show that in America a child goes missing every 40 seconds; that is over 2100 per day; over 800,000 children go missing each year. Kidnapping is not confined to just children but can include adults. If you have been accused of or arrested for kidnapping, turn to an Olathe criminal defense lawyer for help. If you feel the facts do not constitute kidnapping, you may be confused about the charge. Regardless of how innocent you feel you are, you are advised to talk only to a qualified Kansas kidnapping defense lawyer. I have years of experience in Johnson County in helping individuals to protect their rights when they have been charged with this crime. I can help you understand the charges against you and give you sound advice as to how to proceed.

Kidnapping Defense Attorney Serving Johnson County

Kidnapping in Kansas Is defined as a taking or confining of a person accomplished by force, threat or deception and does not depend upon any distance the person is taken or any period of time. Kidnapping is a felony and you are entitled to and should have a lawyer present during any questioning by law enforcement agents. As a suspect you do not have to answer any questions put to you by law enforcement personnel. Prosecutors and police officers take a serious view of kidnapping and will not simply accept your word that you are innocent. The penalties will be severe if you are convicted.

An experienced kidnapping lawyer will take action quickly to investigate the facts in a case and interview witnesses to unearth evidence which police investigators may have overlooked to help a client build a compelling defense. Do not try to deal with any felony charge without representation by a skillful criminal defense lawyer who is determined to succeed. Call John E. Harvell, PA immediately for a consultation. Do not allow your right to be violated.

Contact an Olathe kidnapping defense lawyer at the firm who is dedicated to defending clients accused of kidnapping.

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

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


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


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


  • “I am very glad that we went to him with our troubles and would go to him again if we needed to.”


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


  • “He is a miracle worker!!!”


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


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


  • “When anybody asks me if I know an attorney, I always have and will tell them, John Harvell.”


  • “After appearing for a hearing to revoke probation, the case was dismissed.”


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


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


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


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


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