Wichita Violent Crime Defense Lawyers
Putting 80 Years of Combined Experience to Work for You
Violent crimes are acts that threaten to or actually cause bodily harm to others. Because of the violent element of the offense, they are treated very seriously by law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts in their effort to protect the public. In some cases, however, overzealous and misguided efforts to obtain swift justice can result in a rush to judgement and innocent people being punished.
A full investigation of all aspects of your arrest should be started right away to ensure that your legal rights are fully protected from the onset. At Hulnick, Stang, Gering, & Leavitt, you can depend on a legal team that will provide honest and comprehensive legal representation throughout all stages of your case. Let us put our 80 years of combined experience to work for you.
Violent Crime Laws in Kansas
Because these crimes involve force or the threat of force, violent crime convictions can lead to harsh penalties due to the impact they have on the lives of others.
These crimes include:
- Aggravated assault
- Armed robbery and home invasions
These offenses are charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, and the penalties are based on the severity of the offense. On felony charges, the severity level is determined by the statute and the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines. For example, a crime classified as severity level eight is punishable by up to 23 months in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, whereas a crime classified as severity level three carries penalties of up to 247 months in prison and a fine of up to $300,000.
In addition to criminal penalties, violent crime convictions can subject you to the Kansas Offender Registration Act and could subject you to lifetime post release supervision.
While these crimes are considered very serious, they can be defended. A thorough investigation may lead to defenses such as mistaken identity, self-defense, defense of others, etc. Our elite legal team at Hulnick, Stang, Gering, & Leavitt will leave no stone unturned when it comes to exploring all legal strategies on your behalf. We serve clients throughout Sedgwick County and South Central Kansas.