Paul D. Cramm

Property Crimes

If you are facing state or federal charges involving the theft or destruction of property, such as vandalism, burglary, or mortgage fraud, you’ll need an aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer who understands the law and has the experience to develop and present your defense effectively. Contact me at my Overland Park Criminal Defense Law Office for an initial consultation about your situation and my ability to represent you and protect your rights.

Johnson County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Although the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas is located in Olathe, Johnson County District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over State Felony Theft and Property Crimes committed in the cities within Johnson County, including DeSoto, Gardner, Leawood, Lenexa. Mission, Merriam, Olathe, Overland Park, and Prairie Village.  Each of these cities may elect to prosecute certain misdemeanors.

Misdemeanor theft and property offenses occurring within their city limits, but Municipal Courts do not have jurisdiction over felony theft and property crimes.

My understanding of what the prosecution needs to prove in any property crime charge can be a significant advantage in the preparation of your defense. As the defendant, you don’t have to prove anything. As your lawyer, it’s my job to compare the evidence against you with the legal requirements outlined in the definition of each specific crime. I look for any discrepancies between what the government is required to prove and what they actually can prove.

When evidence is vulnerable to attack because it was obtained illegally, without a valid warrant, or without probable cause to conduct a search, we move to suppress the evidence. When the evidence disappears from the case, so do the charges against you.

I represent Johnson County and Wyandotte County, Kansas defendants facing charges such as:

  • Burglary or breaking and entering
  • Car theft or unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
  • Employee theft or shoplifting
  • Criminal damage to property, including graffiti or tagging, or vandalism
  • Receiving or possession of stolen property
  • Criminal trespass

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