Domestic Violence

Lawrence Kansas Domestic Violence Attorney

The Swain Law Office is located in Olathe and Lawrence, Kansas. We are dedicated to the practice of criminal defense, including defending clients against domestic violence charges. Attorney Sarah G. Swain offers both men and women skilled domestic violence defense representation. Contact our law firm to schedule an appointment with a Kansas domestic violence lawyer today.


Complexity of Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges in Kansas have become more complicated over the years. For example, even if the accuser subsequently retracts charges of assault or aggravated battery, the charges may not be formally dropped, and the prosecution will move forward. In addition, there is an automatic no contact order issued after a domestic violence charge has been filed. If that order is violated—for example, the accused visits the house to collect his or her belongs or to visit the kids—another criminal charge can be filed for violating the order. Because of the difficult nature of domestic violence charges, it is important to contact a skilled defense attorney.

Domestic Crimes

Domestic violence or domestic abuse crimes can be charged in many ways, depending on the case. People do not need to be married to be charged with domestic violence; partners, roommates, and any people who live together can be accused of domestic violence crimes. Attorney Sarah G. Swain has successfully defended people charged with:

  • Criminal threat / terroristic threat
  • Aggravated battery
  • Homicide
  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
  • Sexual assault
  • Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls


Contact a Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Whether you live in Lawrence or Olathe, a charge of making terroristic threats requires a skilled defense attorney, as does any domestic violence charge. If you have been charged with any domestic violence crime, and been issued with a no contact order, it is important to have an experienced defense attorney at your side. The stakes are high: your family, your livelihood, and quite possibly your freedom may be at stake. Multiple convictions, even if for non-violent offenses, can land you in jail. Do not leave matters to chance. Contact a knowledgeable domestic violence defense lawyer who can fight for you and preserve your rights. Call The Swain Law Office today to discuss your situation.


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