Wichita Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Top-Rated Criminal Defense in Sedgwick County & South Central Kansas
Domestic violence crimes occur when a family or household member makes unwanted physical contact with another family or household member. The contact may only be minor resulting in no injuries, but it may still constitute a crime if the alleged victim makes a complaint to law enforcement. Failure to understand this can land you in trouble with the law and lead to life-changing consequences. We understand it can be tempting to want to tell your side of the story to the police, but you should NEVER submit to questioning by law enforcement without an attorney present.
At Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt, our Wichita domestic violence defense attorneys have a wealth of knowledge relating to defending these cases along with a strong track record of proven results. Our capable legal team is here to help you throughout every step of the criminal justice system. As your advocates, we will work tirelessly to thoroughly investigate the arrest as well as look for flaws in the evidence and present your side of the story to build a viable defense.
Domestic Abuse & Its Consequences
Under Kansas law, family and household members are protected against domestic violence.
- Spouses and ex-spouses
- Parents and stepparents
- Children and stepchildren
- Unmarried person who have a child in common
- Couples cohabitating or who formerly cohabitated
- Dating partners and former dating partners
While domestic violence involves a physical act or threat against a family member, it can also include an act of violence against that person’s property, such as vandalizing an ex-spouse’s car or home.
How you are charged will depend on the nature of the offense, whether serious bodily injury occurred, and whether you have prior convictions. A first offense is generally charged as a Class B misdemeanor carrying penalties of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Depending on the alleged conduct and a person’s history, domestic violence offenses may also be filed as felony charges, which will subject you to the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines.
In addition to the criminal penalties, convictions for domestic violence may subject you to the Kansas Offender Registration Act, and can affect you civil rights including whether you may possess a firearm.
Do Not Delay – Call Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt for Seasoned Legal Help
When facing any type of domestic violence accusation, the sooner you contact our firm the sooner we can begin protecting your legal rights and advocating on your behalf. We are committed to helping you seek the best possible legal outcome through skilled and relentless criminal defense representation.
Reach out to our firm for a free consultation at (316) 665-7227.