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Mandatory Arrests On All Domestic Violence Calls


No matter who you are or where you live in Johnson County, domestic violence charges are taken very seriously, and the district attorney will exhaust all resources to see that offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In fact, Kansas law requires an arrest be made on all domestic violence calls. That means if you and your spouse, or any other family member, are involved in a heated dispute that is believed to have turned violent, the police are required to make an arrest.

In fact, according to the Domestic Violence Model Law Enforcement Response Policy, law enforcement officials are expected to respond to a domestic violence call by giving protection and support to all adult and/or child victims of the domestic violence, ensuring the safety of their officers, thoroughly investigating the alleged charges and "effect an arrest of the person that the officer has probably cause to believe committed a crime or offense involving domestic violence...". It is because of this fact that sometimes unfair arrests can be made.

If you have been charged with domestic violence anywhere in Johnson County, it is of the utmost importance that you consult with an experienced Olathe criminal defense attorney at my office today. I have extensive experience, not only as a defense attorney but as a prosecuting attorney and a judge as well. I know that a conviction for a domestic violence offense will result in the loss of civil liberties, freedoms, and can have a permanent impact on your life and future. That is why I am dedicated to seeing that my clients receive the aggressive, effective representation they deserve.

Should you be facing domestic violence charges, it is advised that you contact a criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of John Harvell right away so that I can review your case and advise you on how best to proceed. The firm serves all of Johnson County and the Olathe area.