Allegations of sex offenses are among the most serious offenses in Kansas and Missouri. In fact, a Defendant in Kansas with no criminal history faces a longer prison sentence for Electronic Solicitation of a fictitious Minor (Severity Level 3 Felony) than for Involuntary Manslaughter while Under the Influence of Alcohol (Severity Level 4 Felony). With more stringent penalties being imposed, a false claim or a single error in judgment can result in a lengthy prison sentence and require you to be a lifelong member of the sex offender’s registry and database. If you are facing charges of Rape, Indecent Liberties with a Minor, Sexual Assault, or Electronic Solicitation in Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park or any of the municipalities in Johnson County, Kansas, your best course of action is to seek the advice of an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney.
Before your reputation is devastated, invoke your right to an attorney and your right to remain silent. Contact me, Paul D. Cramm, Overland Park sex crimes defense attorney, to schedule a free consultation if you are under investigation for an alleged sex offense or if you are already facing criminal charges.
Aggressive Sex Crimes Defense
The District Court of Johnson County, Kansas is located in the City of Olathe and has exclusive jurisdiciton over State Felony Sex Offenses committed in the cities within Johnson County, including DeSoto, Gardner, Leawood, Lenexa. Mission, Merriam, Olathe, Overland Park, and Prairie Village. Although each of these cities could elect to prosecute a case involving Misdemeanr Sexual Battery occurring within their city limits, Municipal Courts do not have jurisdiction over Felony Sex Crimes.
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I represent those charged with criminal sexual crimes with minors and with other adults. In countless cases, I have worked with first-time offenders and with repeat offenders facing charges of:
- Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
- Child Pornography
- Internet Solicitation
With the passage of Jessica’s Law in Kansas, penalties for sexual offenses involving minors have increased dramatically. For example, conviction for certain offenses can bring a sentence of life in prison with no possibility for parole.
Effective defense of sex offenses requires exhaustive pre-trial investigation of the facts and circumstances unique to each case and relentless cross-examination of the alleged victim and material witnesses. Often times, false claims of sexual abuse arise in the wake of divorce or the termination of a prior romantic relationship. If you are facing serious sexual charges, you need an experienced and aggressive advocate on your side.
At my firm, I limit my practice to criminal defense. As my sole focus, I am able to devote my time and effort to exhaustive investigation, tireless review of the prosecutor’s evidence, and building compelling arguments for trial. When the facts and circumstances of your case require the contribution of expert witnesses, I work with only the very best in the industry.
“The Importance of Aggressive Sex Related Criminal Defense”.