Defining Domestic Battery Charges in Olathe
Guidance from Our Experienced Team
Commonly referred to as "domestic abuse," or "domestic violence,"
domestic battery occurs when one member of a household causes contact
with another member of the same household, in a rude, angry, or insulting
manner. That person could be a family member, a cohabitant, a child, a
spouse, etc. Johnson County, Kansas is very strict in prosecuting domestic
Kansas Domestic Battery Statute
The laws for domestic battery are found in
K.S.A. § 24-5414, as are its penalties. For a first offense, the offender will be charged
with a class B
misdemeanor and be required to serve 48 hours to six months in prison and pay a fine
between $200 and $500. An offender may also be required by the court to
complete a domestic violence prevention program. Should an offender be
convicted of a second offense within five years of a prior conviction,
it is a class A misdemeanor punishable by 90 days to one year in prison
and a $500 to $1,000 fine.
Any consequent convictions within five years of a second offense are person
felonies, punishable by 90 days to one year in prison and a fine of $1,000
to $7,500. Felony crimes are severely punished in Kansas and could lead
to life in prison under the Kansas
three strikes law. Fight false charges today by hiring a skilled
criminal defense lawyer to represent and counsel you.
Consult with Our Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are facing charges of domestic battery, call Martin & Wallentine
today. It is vital that you have representation at all times, even during
the initial investigation. Our Olathe
criminal defense attorney cares personally for each client, and is aggressive in court.
We are skilled trial lawyers and are not afraid to fight for your freedom.
Find out what an attorney could do for you by calling now for a free initial
consultation on your case.
Criminal defense attorney Jerry Wallentine has defended many clients charged
with domestic battery, and he has had numerous DV trials. Let us help
you. We serve all of Johnson County, so call our firm today!