Kansas Domestic Violence Lawyer
Kansas has a mandatory arrest policy for domestic violence cases. If police are called to a domestic disturbance, somebody is likely going to jail. But that doesn't mean a crime has been committed.
I am Jackie Rokusek, a criminal defense lawyer who represents people charged with domestic violence in the Kansas City area, including Olathe, Shawnee, Lawrence, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Overland Park. Currently, all domestic battery charges are prosecuted in District Court. As a former prosecutor who has conducted numerous domestic violence trials, I know how these cases are handled by prosecutors.
The state of Kansas takes family violence very seriously. An accusation of domestic violence can make you subject to court orders such as a Protection from Stalking Order (PFSO), a Protection from Abuse Order (PFAO), or a No Contact Order (NCO). You could be barred from visiting or living with your own family members. You could also be barred from owning guns. To understand the potential consequences of a domestic violence charge, consult an experienced defense attorney as soon a possible. You should never attempt to contact the alleged victim yourself or you could face additional charges.
If there is a defense in your domestic violence case, I will find it. For example, if the domestic battery was a case of mutual combat, we could argue that you were acting in self-defense. Photographs of you taken after the incident could be used as evidence.
It is not unusual for domestic violence charges to be dismissed. Keeping a domestic violence conviction off your record is important to your career and your future, as few employers want to hire someone with a conviction for spousal assault. For more information, see my Domestic Violence Tips.
Your defense is too important to be left to an inexperienced lawyer. Contact me, criminal trial attorney Jackie Rokusek, for a free consultation if you are subject to a restraining order or have been charged with domestic violence in the Kansas City area.