Battery Charges in Kansas

Olathe Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Here to Help

Many individuals are unaware that "assault and battery" are two separate crimes. They are often committed together – hence the common term – but each is its own crime with its own penalties. Regarding the crime of battery, it is defined in K.S.A. § 21-5413 as "knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person, or knowingly causing physical contact… in a rude, insulting or angry manner." As a class B misdemeanor crime, battery is punishable by:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Maximum fine of $1,000
  • Probation
  • Punitive fines paid to the victim

Aggravated battery is considered a felony and often occurs when a deadly weapon or death threats are involved. Furthermore, your battery case could be charged as a domstic violence case, which may result in loss of child custody rights.

Have questions or concerns about your battery case? Schedule a free case evaluation with Martin & Wallentine, LLC today.

Fight Battery Charges with a Johnson County Defense Attorney

If you have been arrested for battery, there are defense strategies that a skilled attorney from our firm could use on your behalf. For example, you may have been acting in your own defense when you caused injury to the alleged "victim." In fact, the Kansas Courts recently ruled that it is the State's burden to show that the self-defense was not justified.

Another defense strategy could be that your actions were completely unintentional and not a result of recklessness. Accidents like this happen all the time. We can even help you in cases where you did not commit the crime at all and the accusations are false or misleading.

Call 913.232.2518 Today to Start Building Your Case

At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our Olathe criminal defense attorneys are ready today to discuss your case for free. We have taken numerous criminal defense cases to trial with successful results. Our team is skilled in litigation and argument and could provide an excellent case in your defense, as we have done so for years. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable member of our legal team.

We have defended many clients in the Johnson County area courts, including, the Johnson County District Court, Olathe Municipal Court, Overland Park Municipal Court, and the Lenexa Municipal Court.

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