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If you have recently been accused of a violent crime, it is vital to contact a skilled violent crimes attorney immediately. Such offenses carry serious collateral consequences that could affect you for the rest of your life.
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Why Choose the McConnell Law Firm

When someone has been charged with a violent crime, hiring a skilled and determined violent crimes attorney who will leave no stone unturned is vital. Led by renowned Wichita criminal defense attorney Jonathan W. McConnell, the McConnell Law Firm will work vigorously to defend against any of the following charges and more:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Armed Robbery
  • Battery
  • Rape
  • Stalking
  • Blackmail
  • Criminal Threat

Our criminal defense team looks forward to developing your criminal defense strategy and fighting for your rights!

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What to Expect

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Free Introductory Phone Call

One of our receptionists or legal assistants will gather information about your case, which will usually take no more than 30 minutes. If your case is within our practice areas, they will schedule a free office or telephone conference with one of our attorneys. Even if your case is not within our practice areas, we will still do our best to help you with a referral!

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Homework

During or following the first phone call, we will likely request some additional information. This will be your “homework” to gather, which will help us when it comes time to research the situation and specific laws that pertain to the case.

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Free First Appointment

At the first appointment (preferably in person, but can be over the phone), you will meet with a violent crimes attorney for approximately one hour. During this appointment, you will be presented with an analysis of the situation, recommendations for next steps and a list of anything further that we might need.

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The Process Begins

We will enter into a contract with you and you will make your first payment or pay a retainer fee. Once these steps are completed, we will officially begin the process of serving as your legal team. We will keep you informed at each step of the way.

Violent Crimes Frequently Asked Questions

At the McConnell Law Firm, we understand the frustration and confusion you may be experiencing when falsely accused of a violent crime. 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 violent crimes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below or contact us today to discuss the specifics of your case!

  • What Is Considered a Violent Crime?

    Violent crimes occur when a victim is harmed by violence or threatened with the act of violence. These are some of the most heavily prosecuted crimes in the United States. Some of the most common violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide, aggravated assault, kidnapping, armed robbery, battery, rape, stalking, blackmail, and criminal threat.

  • What Are the Consequences of a Violent Crime Conviction?

    When it comes to violent crime convictions, the law allows for the harshest penalties possible, ranging in severity depending on the specific crime committed and the circumstances of the case. Some of the most severe consequences of felony violent crime convictions include excessive fines and restitution, probation, long-term prison sentences, or even the death penalty in states where capital punishment is allowed (this is strictly imposed against those convicted of felony violent crimes like murder).

  • Can I Expunge a Violent Crime From My Record?

    It’s common for adults with a criminal record to consider expunging it, assuming you have a good understanding of what to expect and the help of an experienced Wichita violent crimes attorney. After a conviction, you will be required to endure a waiting period to see if you qualify for an expungement. Once qualified, you can apply with the prosecutor, who will determine if you’re eligible to have your adult criminal record expunged. If the prosecutor is opposed to an expungement being granted, he or she can object to it. If that occurs, the determination of whether to grant or deny the expungement is left to a judge. Typically, violent felony convictions for murder, manslaughter, child abuse, rape, and other sexual offenses are not eligible for expungement.

  • What Makes a Violent Crime a Federal Offense?

    While state courts handle most violent crime offenses, there are certain circumstances in which the federal authorities may get involved. Some of these instances include crimes relating to gang violence, organized crime, kidnappings, hate crimes, serial killings, terroristic threats, and violent crimes against children. Additionally, crimes that affect multiple states or disrupt interstate commerce may be escalated to a federal offense, including blackmail across state lines and abduction cases.

  • How Can a Violent Crimes Attorney Help?

    Violent crime accusations are very serious and should be treated as such. While you may be considering representing yourself in court, this can put you at risk of facing additional jail time or fines without the help of an experienced violent crimes attorney. Not only will an attorney be able to answer any questions, present you with a comprehensive list of options, and alert you of important deadlines, but they will also be able to provide you with much-needed support during a trying time in your life. As soon as an accusation has been made against you, it’s important to contact an experienced Wichita violent crimes attorney before proceeding.

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Jonathan W. McConnell and his team have become well-known for their expert knowledge and unmatched tenacity. They have been rated highly by the public and their peers on many prestigious legal directories and professional organizations.

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