Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer in Olathe, Johnson County, KS
Allegations of sex offenses are among the most serious offenses in Kansas and Missouri. In fact, a Defendant in Kansas with no criminal history would face 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). Charges for sexually motivated touching over the clothing of a Minor under the age of 14 pursuant to Kansas’ enactment of Jessica’s Law can result in a sentence of Life in Prison. 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 an initial consultation if you are under investigation for an alleged sex offense or if you are already facing criminal charges.
Aggressive Sex Crimes Defense in Johnson County, Kansas
The District Court of Johnson County, Kansas is located in the City of Olathe and has exclusive jurisdiction 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 Misdemeanor 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. Sex offense charges often involve complex and specialized evidence including forensic interview techniques for child victims, medical and Sexual Assault Nurse Examination evidence, and Genetic and DNA evidence. General familiarity or understanding of these sciences is not enough. Your lawyer must be conversant with every facet of scientific evidence in your case. When the facts and circumstances of your case require the contribution of expert witnesses, I work with only the very best in the industry.
Not all lawyers are equally prepared to provide the highest level representation in these devastating cases. In today’s digital day and age, young, inexperienced lawyers can build an online presence that exudes excellence – with little or no courtroom experience to back it up. When meeting with prospective attorney’s to discuss your case, ask each attorney how many cases they have personally handled involving the specific charges you are facing. Ask each attorney how many of those cases were resolved by Jury Trial to verdict – as opposed to plea negotiation. Ask each attorney how many jury trials of cases involving the charges you face resulted in acquittal. These are the most important questions you can ask when consulting with prospective attorneys.
“The Importance of Aggressive Sex Related Criminal Defense”.
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