About Misdemeanor Crimes
Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyer
While misdemeanor crimes are less serious than felony crimes in terms of the act itself and the potential penalties, a misdemeanor conviction can still carry significant consequences. If you are facing misdemeanor charges, an Olathe criminal defense lawyer could review your case and advise you as to your best legal options. If you are convicted, penalties could include up to one year in jail and heavy fines, amongst other consequences. It is therefore vital that you contact a lawyer who can fight on your side and defend rights.
There are some crimes may be considered either misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances. If aggravating factors exists, charges could be increased, but a competent attorney could take steps to endeavor to have the charges reduced to the lesser offense. This is particularly important when it comes to saving you from a felony charge, as felonies carry penalties beyond those issued for the crime itself. Certain civil liberties could be cancelled, which could affect your ability to gain employment, housing or a bank loan, along with other adverse effects.
Types of Misdemeanor Crimes
If you have been arrested, call Martin & Wallentine, LLC today. We handle all types of misdemeanor crimes, including assault,
battery against a law enforcement officer,
criminal damage to property,
drunk driving (DUI). We also handle misdemeanor drug crimes such as
marijuana possession and
prescription fraud, and misdemeanor sex crimes such as
patronizing a prostitute, and
sexual battery. If you have been accused of
probation violation, our team could provide excellent defense in that area, as well.
Justice is important to us at Martin & Wallentine, along with seeing you well cared for, and we will tirelessly pursue the best possible result in your case. We understand that the outcome of any case has a significant bearing on your life, and will treat it with the importance it deserves. If we are brought onto a case during the investigatory stage, we may even be able to prevent charges from being filed at all.
If you are being investigated or are charged with a misdemeanor crime, do not discuss the matter with law enforcement officials without an attorney present. You may say things which seem harmless, yet can later be used against you. Exercise your right to remain silent and contact us right away. We have defended hundreds of clients dealing with mesdemeanor charges throughout Kansas. The most common courts we regularly appear in are:
- Johnson County District Courthouse- This Court has juridiction for felony charges as well.
- Olathe Municipal Courthouse
- Overland Park Municipal Courthouse
- Lenexa Municipal Courthouse
Contact an Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!
Contact an Olathe criminal defense attorney from
Martin & Wallentine, LLC today for a free consultation to discover how an attorney could help you fight your misdemeanor charges. We have extensive practice in defense and have represented hundreds of clients throughout Johnson County and the surrounding cities, including