Crimes that involve physical force or abuse from one family or household member against another are considered domestic violence.
Family or Household Members Are Defined As:
- Spouses and former spouses
- Parents and stepparents
- Children and stepparents
- Cohabitants or former cohabitants
With a nationwide effort to prevent domestic violence and convict offenders, individuals who are accused of a domestic violence offense can expect ruthless prosecution and negative social stigmas.
We Can Help Build Your Defense
While domestic violence cases may not appear to be a top priority for prosecutors, widespread attention and pressure often prompts them to gain as many convictions as possible. At Garretson & Toth, LLC, our Olathe Olathe criminal defense attorneys work to neutralize the effect that these strong public opinions can have on legal proceedings and we have developed the tools to effectively protect and defend the rights of our clients.
We Can Help Build Your Defense if Facing Charges Of:
- Unlawful Restraint
- Domestic Battery
- Protection from Stalking Order Violation
- Protection from Abuse Order Violation
Contact our firm today to speak to an Olathe domestic violence attorney from our team.
It depends on past convictions and whether the charge is considered domestic battery or aggravated domestic battery. Domestic violence for first and second-time offenders is typically classified as a misdemeanor, with penalties ranging in varying jail time and fines. However, if an individual has been previously convicted three or more times of a domestic violence offense, within a period of five years, then the charge is a felony. Similarly, if the individual is charged with aggravated domestic battery, they could be facing a felony conviction. That's why it's imperative you consult with an attorney from Garretson & Toth, LLC.
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Aggressive representation has always been a pillar of our firm's practice. Our Olathe domestic violence lawyers understand, however, that cases involving domestic violence often entail complicated issues that require deft and delicate legal work. As many of these domestic violence cases are fraught with fresh and turbulent emotions, wrongful and false accusations are common. In addition, intimate relationships greatly complicate matters and a close investigation of the victim and accused are essential to extracting the truth. Domestic violence allegations are a prime example of how the American legal system and personal lives can collide, and it takes meticulous legal work to clearly establish innocence.
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