In Johnson County, and across Kansas, there are a number of relationships that could change a charge of violence to a "domestic" charge. If the alleged victim is 18 or over, and your:
Kansas Domestic Violence - charges can include those in the above categories and those you were in a dating or sexual relationship with.
Kansas Domestic Battery/Violence Penalties -
Kansas Domestic Battery/Violence Diversion Program - You may be eligible to participate in a counseling and community service program. This program will likely mean any potential jail time is suspended. Should you successfully complete the program, the charges against you may be dismissed. If you do not successfully complete the program you will be facing 100% of the jail time that was initially suspended. Typically you cannot participate in the program more than twice in five years.
Kansas Domestic Violence/Battery Investigations - Johnson County police, and police across Kansas, have special policies surrounding how they must handle violence that falls in these categories. One of the most surprising policies, to many, is that they must arrest the person suspected of committing the crime. There is no leaving to cool down or separating/staying away from one another, instead of arrest, anymore.
Kansas Domestic Violence/Battery Protective Orders - While you are in custody, or shortly thereafter, the court may grant a protective order that:
Kansas Domestic Violence/Battery Dual Arrest - It is very possible for you to be a victim of domestic violence and the aggressor. The responding officer will use the information they gather to determine if the acts of violence, between you and another, were equal. If it is determined that it was, both you and the other party may be arrested and charged with a criminal act. This is an unlikely occurrence but, it is possible.
Kansas Domestic Violence Defenses - even if you were the person arrested and charged with the crime, there are the following defenses:
As you can tell, Kansas aggressively prosecutes domestic battery/violence charges. The jail time and fines are high. Furthermore, the court has wide discretion to put into place orders that can impact your freedom, rights to your children and property, employment, etc. You need an experienced Kansas criminal defense attorney on your side. Call us NOW 913.602.7288. We offer payment plans and easy payment methods.
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