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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

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


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


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


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


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


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


  • “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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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