As a criminal defense attorney at Divine Law, LLC, in Kansas City, I provide legal representation of clients charged with such crimes as child abuse, probation violation, sex crimes and more. These are serious crimes that can carry harsh penalties and high fines, including long prison sentences. When you’re facing a charge of this type, you need a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable in defending these types of charges. The following are some situations where my expertise and skill as a criminal defense attorney may be helpful to you and/or your family.
Robbery – When you have been charged with robbery, particularly if the crime involved the use of a weapon, you need a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney. The charges and punishment for a robbery depend on several factors, such as if the use of force is involved, or if a weapon is used. Charges of armed criminal action or unlawful use of a weapon are serious felonies and penalties can be severe. In my experience, depositions of eyewitnesses can make or break the case. Having legal representation is crucial for obtaining a better resolution of the charges if you are convicted.
Sex Crimes – When most of us think of a sex offense we think of rape, but there are lower-level offenses that while less severe than rape, still carry harsh penalties that can haunt you for life. Of particular concern are crimes involving children. Most juveniles do not know that “sexting” with another minor can land them in big trouble for child pornography charges depending on the nature of the photo. Most of these crimes, if you are convicted, can result in LIFETIME registration as a sex offender and these cases must be treated seriously. In my experience as a criminal defense attorney, crime cases demand a complete investigation of all the circumstances, including forensic evaluation of your computer. I am very familiar with sex crimes and the criminal penalties they carry and have developed effective defense strategies for these types of charges.
Rape – When charged with rape, the mere accusation can devastate your life. A rape charge is treated almost as severely as murder and a conviction can carry a life sentence. Further, your sex offender registration becomes public record, and can cause serious harm to your reputation, career, and relationships. Rape defense is different from other areas of criminal law and requires very specific techniques and strategy. I take an aggressive approach to the defense of rape charges that involve the use of psychologists, medical experts, private investigators and forensic evidence. I have all the resources needed to get the best possible results for you.
Child Abuse – Defending yourself against a charge of child abuse can be difficult, especially if it involves the testimony of a child. While child abuse laws are structured to protect children, the justice system is set up to vindicate those who are wrongfully accused. Whether you’ve been accused of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, now is the time to get legal help. Depending on the circumstances, there may be several defense strategies that a criminal defense attorney can apply to your case.
Traffic Violations – Serious traffic offenses can lead to high fines and having your license revoked, and in some cases, such as a DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while intoxicated), you can go to jail. DUI/DWI penalties differ by state, but both Missouri and Kansas carry tough penalties. Craig Divine, a criminal defense attorney licensed in both states, has a thorough knowledge of drunk driving laws and defenses, which enable him to negotiate a better plea bargain, shorter license-suspension time or a dismissal of the charges.
Probation Violations – Whether it is city probation or state probation if you don’t follow the rules that jail sentence you avoided may be imposed if the court finds you have violated the probation agreement. Whether it’s a serious violation like picking up new charges or a minor violation like missing an appointment, let a criminal defense attorney discuss the violation with the prosecutor so you don’t make any admissions that can land you in jail.
A felony conviction becomes a permanent part of a person’s record, impacting every aspect of their lives, such as their ability to get a job, obtain credit and their right to vote. My job as a criminal defense attorney is to mount the most effective defense possible, ensuring my client’s constitutional right to a fair trial is honored. If you have been accused of committing a serious crime, you need the experienced guidance of a criminal defense attorney. My extensive experience encompasses litigating cases in local courts as well as the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, contact me at the Divine Law Office, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation.
104 W 9th Street, Suite 404, Downtown Kansas City, Missouri 64105