Paul D. Cramm

Assault Battery and Criminal Threat Defense

Assault, Battery, and Domestic Violence Defense Attorney Serving Johnson County

If you have been arrested for a violent crime in Johnson County, Kansas or the Kansas City Metro Area, contact my criminal defense law firm in Overland Park immediately. My experience with the investigation and presentation of the defendant’s case in many criminal prosecutions provides a major advantage for you in plea negotiations or at trial.
Although the District Court of Johnson County, Kansas is located in the city of Olathe, Johnson County District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over State Felony Offenses 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 misdemeanr assault and/or battery offenses occurring within their city limits, but Municipal Courts do not have jurisdiction over felony violent crimes.

Johnson County, Kansas Violent Crimes Lawyer Paul D. Cramm Defending Crimes Including:

  • Assault and battery, aggravated assault, or attempted murder
  • Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
  • Sexual assault and other sex crimes
  • Vehicular homicide or involuntary manslaughter
  • Domestic violence or violation of an order for protection
  • Weapons offenses, including state charges of unlawful possession of a gun or federal felon with a firearm charges
  • Armed robbery or carjacking
  • Kansas criminal threat charges
  • Home invasion

I work aggressively on your defense at the earliest stage of your case.  Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, you may have a strong claim of Self Defense or Defense of Others.  You may also have a defense based on ‘mutual combat’ wherein both participants effectively ‘consent’ to the confrontation.  As your attorney, I attack the weaknesses in the state’s evidence, investigate the facts to discover evidence of your innocence, and work with only the very best nationally recognized experts wherever necessary in order to challenge evidence concerning chemical analysis, DNA, or other technical aspects of the case.

Whenever it appears that a jury trial will not be in your best interests, we will work tirelessly together to achieve the very best possible outcome possible by way of plea negotiation. At every phase of your defense, I keep your interests foremost and involve you directly in your own case.

If you have already been convicted of a violent crime, I also represent clients on appeal of their convictions or sentences to the Kansas Court of Appeals.  The appellate process is complicated and the vast majority of effective appellate challenges must be preserved contemporaneously during trial or they are deemed ‘waived.’  Do not trust trial of your serious felony case to an inexperienced lawyer who may no only loose your case – but may also fail to identify and preserve dispositive appellate issues along the way.

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