Johnson County Domestic Battery Defense Attorney
Are You Facing Domestic Battery Charges?
Domestic battery charged can be filed if a family or household member intentionally
or recklessly causes bodily harm to another family or household member,
or if a family or household member intentionally causes physical contact
with a family or household member when done in a rude, insulting or angry
manner. This involves members who are at least 18 years of age and are
current or former spouses, parents or stepparents, children or stepchildren,
those residing together now or in the past, or those with a child or unborn
child in common, regardless of whether they are legally married.
It is important to contact an
Overland Park criminal defense attorney for legal assistance and a professional defense, as domestic violence allegations
are serious. With over 30 years of experience, the Neighbors Law Office
has helped countless individuals in Johnson County, and neighboring Wyandotte
County, facing all types of criminal charges including domestic battery.
Penalties for Domestic Battery
- A conviction in a domestic battery charge can mean imprisonment, fines,
probation, and court mandated domestic violence prevention programs for
the offender as follows:
- First offense - Class B person misdemeanor and sentence of 48 hours - 6
months imprisonment, fines of $200-$500, possible domestic violence prevention program
- Second offense - Class A person misdemeanor if convicted within 5 years
of the previous offense, sentence of 90 days - 1-year imprisonment, fines
$500-$1,000, and other conditions regarding work release program before
probation or any other release
- Third offense - Felony if convicted within 5 years for the third time,
90 days - 1-year imprisonment, fines $1,000-$2,500, and strict conditions
for release on probation.
I am experienced in defending clients and understand that each case is
unique as are the circumstances surrounding the domestic battery charges.
It is important to have an attorney at each step of the legal process
from the time of arrest, at arraignment and all court hearings. Make an
appointment today for a consultation with a dedicated criminal defense
attorney to protect your rights and freedoms.