Kansas and Missouri have a mandatory arrest policy for domestic violence cases. If police are called to a domestic disturbance, somebody is likely going to jail. That doesn't necessarily mean that a crime has been committed.
Our Kansas City criminal defense lawyers represent people charged with domestic violence in the Kansas City area, including Lenexa, Shawnee, Lawrence, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, and Overland Park.
If you’ve been accused, do not hesitate to contact Rokusek Stein Law, LLC.
Currently, all domestic battery charges are prosecuted in District Court. As a former prosecutor who has conducted numerous domestic violence trials, Attorney Rokusek knows 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:
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 as 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, we can 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.
Your defense is too important to be left to an inexperienced lawyer. Call Rokusek Stein Law, LLC at 913.583.0465 for a free consultation if you are subject to a restraining order or have been charged with domestic violence in the Kansas City area.