What are the Laws Relating To Domestic Battery In Kansas?
How Is Domestic Battery Defined Under Kansas Law?
When you look at the statute on domestic battery for the state crime, it is long and difficult to understand. What it really comes down to is that a person can be found guilty or convicted of domestic battery if there is an unprivileged or unwanted touching done in a rude, angry or insulting manner. It is a quite a bit different than most people think.
Most people think that for a domestic battery, you are going to have someone with physical bodily injuries, such has a black eye or somebody got pushed down and was injured. For a first time regular standard domestic battery, this is not what usually happens. People get into an argument, someone calls the cops, and a person makes the mistake of admitting there was physical contact because they think they have not done anything wrong. In most cases, all it takes is a touch. It can be as simple as putting a finger on your wife, your husband, your significant other in a fight, and just one finger can get you a conviction.
How Serious Is A Domestic Violence Charge Taken In Kansas?
Domestic battery in Kansas is no joke. It carries with it ancillary consequences besides just having to go to court and deal with a conviction, probation or being in custody. There is a law that says if you get a conviction for a domestic battery, it impacts your rights to carry or have a firearm. It also carries with it the negative stigma associated with domestic battery. Ninety-five percent of the people that contact an attorney after being charged with domestic battery have no idea that what they did was a domestic battery. They are thinking, the common understanding is, a bloody nose, someone with a black eye, something like that. However, that is not the case. Since it is usually a bad situation already, their spouse, their ex, the girlfriend or whoever, tells everyone what you did. Then, all of a sudden, they are the bad guy because people do not understand that it was just a touch.
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