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At the McConnell Law Firm, there are no lost causes. We welcome challenges and the opportunity to look adversity in the eye!

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Jonathan W. McConnell Founding Attorney

Jonathan W. McConnell, the founding criminal defense attorney at the McConnell Law Firm, specializes in criminal defense, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), false sexual accusations, white collar crime and appeals. He is also highly experienced in traffic law and civil litigation

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Erica Ramstad Whitsell, a Wichita criminal defense attorney at the McConnell Law Firm, specializes in criminal defense, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), false sexual accusations, and traffic law.

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Fighting Is Our Speciality

Our team of highly skilled Wichita criminal defense attorneys specializes in a variety of practice areas, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), domestic violence, false sexual accusations, traffic law, and more.

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Criminal Defense:

Have you been accused or charged with committing a serious crime? Without the right team of Wichita criminal defense attorneys in your corner, you may feel like you are now facing the world alone and that your entire future is in jeopardy. Partner with our criminal defense attorneys to develop a strategy for your case and defend against charges of assault, homicide, kidnapping, and more.

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Driving Under the Influence (DUI):

If you have recently been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, you may be facing severe fines, the loss of your driver’s license, and even prison time without an effective DUI attorney by your side. Led by our founding criminal defense attorney, Jonathan W. McConnell, our team will walk you through the process of both the administrative and criminal proceedings while working to protect your driving privileges and improve your long-term auto insurance costs.

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False Sexual Accusations:

False sex crimes accusations can be detrimental to your reputation and are far more common than people think. At the McConnell Law Firm, our team of some of the top sex crimes attorneys in Wichita will stand in your corner to help navigate the complexities of a sex crimes case. We look forward to developing your criminal defense strategy!

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Domestic Violence:

Allegations of domestic violence carry severe collateral consequences that can impact the rest of your life. If an allegation has been made against you or the threat of an allegation has been made, it is crucial to seek legal counsel immediately. Our team of highly skilled criminal defense attorneys specializes in domestic violence cases and is dedicated to achieving the complete exoneration of any accusations.

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Drug Crimes:

Have you recently been arrested for selling, trafficking, or possessing illegal drugs? Without an effective drug crimes lawyer by your side, you may be facing severe fines, probation, mandatory drug counseling, or even prison time.

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Violent Crimes:

Violent crimes are considered the act of causing or threatening to cause bodily harm to others and are serious in nature, being treated as such by law enforcement. At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the devastation you are likely experiencing if accused of committing a violent crime, which is why it's crucial to partner with an experienced violent crimes attorney in Wichita to avoid serious collateral consequences that could affect you for the rest of your life.

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Traffic Law:

While they may seem minor, driving penalties can negatively impact your day-to-day life, including employment opportunities and social activities. Our Wichita criminal defense attorneys have years of experience defending against driving penalties for our clients. Allow us to help win your driving privileges back today!

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White Collar:

If convicted of a white collar crime, you could be facing financial penalties, the loss of your career or business, and even prison time. Now more than ever, your business will need support to help you through this difficult time. Led by well-known criminal defense attorney Jonathan W. McConnell, the McConnell Law Firm will work tirelessly to defend against embezzlement charges, insurance fraud, money laundering, and more.

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Civil Litigation:

If you have an issue or dispute that may warrant an appeal, lawsuit, mediation, or arbitration, the McConnell Law Firm can help! Our team specializes in various litigation areas, from license suspension appeals to medical malpractice claims, and is dedicated to helping you move on with your life.

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Whether the McConnell Law Firm represented you in a recent case or you were working with another attorney, if the outcome was not what you desired, an appeal may be the best option. Oftentimes, the attorney who represented you previously will not have the experience or fortitude necessary to win an appeal, which is why our Wichita criminal defense attorneys at the McConnell Law Firm will fight tirelessly to win your appeal!

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Our Origin Story

Leading Wichita criminal defense attorney, Jonathan W. McConnell, founded his namesake criminal defense law firm in 2014 before eventually rebranding to the McConnell Law Firm in 2017. Jon, who quickly became well-known for his work defending clients with his outside-the-box approach, has combined expert knowledge and unmatched tenacity to create a skilled team dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights. Specializing in criminal defense, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), false sexual accusations, white collar crime, traffic law, civil litigation, and appeals, Jon utilizes a fresh and modern approach that has consistently earned him ratings at the top of the profession with the most prestigious legal directories.

Because there is great honor in the work we do, especially in helping those in trouble or who have made a mistake, our team will work tirelessly to represent each client as if they were our own family—leaving no stone unturned in the process. The roots of our founding Wichita criminal defense attorney have significantly shaped the McConnell Law Firm’s view on community involvement, and as a team, we are passionate about supporting causes that benefit those in need in the Wichita, Kansas, area that we serve.

We Have the Answers

At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the confusion you are likely experiencing when faced with criminal charges. Our team has years of experience defending cases like yours and wants to ensure you obtain the answers you deserve to make the best possible decision about your case. We encourage you to browse our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us today with any additional questions!

  • What should I expect from my criminal defense attorney?

    When hiring a Wichita criminal defense attorney, you should expect your team to have extensive knowledge of the law and experience defending against the type of charges you are facing. Because not all criminal defense attorneys are experienced in both state and federal courts, inquire about where your potential attorney has practiced and their experience defending similar cases.

    Additionally, you should expect open and prompt communication, that all of your calls are returned in a reasonable time frame, and all communications will be kept confidential. At the McConnell Law Firm, our team is dedicated to treating each client like family to ensure the best possible outcome for each case and takes great pride in providing the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism for our clients during these difficult times.

  • Have your criminal defense attorneys previously defended a case like mine?

    At the McConnell Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases, from DUI charges to domestic violence charges and everything in between. While every case is different, and no conclusions should be drawn without first consulting an attorney about the specifics of your case, our team has extensive litigation experience and can help develop a personalized outside-the-box approach to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

  • What types of cases does your criminal defense law firm handle?

    At the McConnell Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys have experience defending against various criminal cases and specialize in the following practice areas:

    • DUI Charges
    • False Sexual Accusations
    • Domestic Violence
    • Traffic Law
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Criminal Defense
    • Civil Litigation
    • Appeals
  • Do I still need a criminal defense attorney if I am pleading guilty?

    Regardless of your plea, it is important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in court and ensure your rights are protected. Representing yourself can oftentimes lead to harsher penalties in criminal cases, whereas partnering with a knowledgeable attorney can help you minimize or eliminate your criminal charges if possible.

  • What should I do if I am falsely accused of a crime?

    Even if you have been falsely accused of a crime, that does not ensure that a jury will find you not guilty. It is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to help prove the accusations hold no validity and to help get the charges dropped or dismissed. Our criminal defense attorneys have years of experience defending against false accusations and understand the life-altering consequences of being accused of such a crime. We encourage you to contact our team as soon as accusations have been made to help protect your rights and reputation!

  • What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

    All crimes are classified as either a felony or a misdemeanor, with felonies considered a more severe crime punishable by one or more years of prison time in addition to hefty fines. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes, sometimes punishable by less than a year of jail time with lesser fines.

    Check out a recent article in our Newsroom to learn more about the different classifications between a felony and a misdemeanor.

  • What penalties am I facing if convicted?

    Potential penalties will vary depending on the type of crime you are charged with. Oftentimes, a conviction for a misdemeanor crime may result in fines, probation time, community service, a driver’s license suspension, or jail time. In contrast, a felony conviction can be accompanied by prison time, higher fines, stricter probation, and a mark on your permanent record. Partnering with an experienced criminal defense attorney can help reduce these penalties and preserve your permanent record.


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