Johnson County Domestic Battery Attorney
Defining Domestic Battery Charges in Kansas
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 violence cases.
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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 6 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 5 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 Johnson County criminal defense lawyer to represent and counsel you.
Consult with Our Johnson County Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
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 Johnson County domestic battery defense attorney cares personally for each client and is aggressive in court. We are skilled trial attorneys and are not afraid to fight for your freedom. Find out what a lawyer could do for you by calling now for an initial consultation on your case.
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, KS so call our firm today!
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"Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".Barb
"Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".Joanne from Nebraska