Felony Theft of a Firearm in Kansas
Olathe Criminal Defense Attorney with Experience
As an Olathe, Kansas criminal defense lawyer, I have represented many clients
theft. However, only recently did the new law make the theft of a firearm a
felony instead of a
K.S.A. 21-5801(b)(7) is the statute which recently made stealing a gun
a felony. Specifically, the Kansas statute reads stealing "property
which is a firearm of the value of less than $25,000 is a severity level
9, nonperson felony." Prior to this recent law change, a theft under
$1,000 was generally a misdemeanor. I think I may be
one of the first Kansas criminal defense attorneys to represent someone who was charged under this new law. They were charged
of stealing a gun in Johnson County, KS, Even though the gun's value
was well under $1,000, it was still charged as a felony instead of a misdemeanor.
The recent law change is not a surprise considering all the political
rumblings regarding firearms.
Why Work with Martin & Wallentine, LLC?
When you need a theft crime lawyer you can trust in Olathe, you need to
come to our firm. We have been representing clients for years and helping
them through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Through
our dedication to their needs and our continual focus on achieving the
best for them, my associates and I have earned some impressive accolades, such as:
- Membership to Kansas Bar Association
- A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
- Inclusion in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
A Brighter Future Can Start Today
After you have been accused of the serious crime of firearm theft, everything
could turn for the worst if you do not take immediate and appropriate
action. The wise choice is to retain an Olathe criminal defense attorney
from Martin & Wallentine, LLC. You can rely on me and my team to always
put your best interests in focus and go the distance for your case, inside
and outside of the courtroom.
Contact us now to schedule your
free case evaluation.