Domestic Violence Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas City, MO
Domestic Violence in Kansas City, Missouri
You do not have to be married or living with someone to be accused of domestic violence in Missouri. In fact, you may be accused of this criminal offense against someone you have been in a relationship with in the past, regardless of marital status. In many situations a person who faces allegations of this crime did no more than raise his or her voice in an argument, which resulted in a family member or even neighbors calling 911. You don't have to actually hit or even touch another person to be accused of domestic violence; even the threat of violence may leave you facing charges. Some examples of those you may be accused of threatening or engaging in violence with include, but are not limited to:
- Anyone you currently live with or did live with in the past
- Your current spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend, or a past spouse or partner
- Any person who you share a child with, or who is allegedly carrying your child
- arents, children, step children, step parents, or anyone considered a family member by marriage or blood relations
Many mistakenly believe they will only be charged with domestic violence if serious injuries are the result of an argument or altercation, and that the alleged victim can choose to have criminal charges dropped or dismissed. These are false assumptions, as these and other criminal acts are considered a crime against the state, which means prosecutors may choose to press charges in circumstances where a relationship may be abusive, regardless of the wishes of the alleged victim of the abuse or violence. This is why it is urgent you seek the legal guidance of an experienced Kansas City domestic violence defense attorney immediately.
Contact The O'Connor Law Firm Today
Family law issues are often complicated and complex. Unfortunately, many individuals face criminal charges for domestic violence when in fact they did not commit violence or even threaten violence. Never assume that because you did not commit the crime, you will not do the time. At The O'Connor Law Firm we provide aggressive legal representation, fighting every step of the way to protect your freedom, career, and reputation. Contact our firm immediately at 816-842-1111 for the best possible result in your case.