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Skilled & Experienced Criminal Defense

Violent Crimes Lawyer in Olathe

Violent crimes involve the intention to physically injure another person. You can be charged with a violent crime even when the alleged victim was not physically touched or harmed. Depending on the facts of the case, assaulting an individual can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. In many instances, a violent crime case such as pushing, shoving, kicking and hair pulling that did not result in injury is charged as battery. Violent crime cases typically involve a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancé, cohabitant, domestic partner, parent, child, or a stranger who a situation has escalated with.

If you are facing violent crime charges, contact my Olathe violent crime firm immediately for assistance. There can be serious consequences if you are found guilty of assault or battery, including jail time. The severity of the sentencing will depend on whether or not a weapon was used in the situation (aggravated assault), if any injuries occurred and their severity, if the crime also resulted in a violation of a restraining order, and any prior criminal history.

Olathe Violent Crimes Attorney

An arrest for violent crimes can be devastating both personally and professionally. Even if the person that reported the crime was involved in the situation, the District Attorney's Office will continue to investigate the case and bring formal charges if they believe a crime was committed.

My firm, The Office of John Harvell, is skilled at defending those charged with criminal charges and my firm has considerable experience in cases specifically involving violence. We understand the impact a violent crime charge can have on your life, and I will provide qualified and dedicated legal counsel and representation throughout your case.

Contact my firm today if you have been charged with a violent crime. We will review your case and discuss your legal options.

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

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


  • “He will do everything he can to help your case.”


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


  • “Mr. Harvell filed a Motion to Suppress because of an illegal car search. Prior to trial, the charges were dismissed.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • “My work requires a security clearance, and it was very important that I did not receive a conviction for this matter.”


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


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


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