Rape Defense Lawyer In Overland Park

Have you been charged with rape? Rape charges will destroy your life. Protect your freedom and your reputation with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense. If you are charged with rape or a sex crime don't talk to law enforcement or volunteer DNA or other evidence until you speak with a lawyer.

Know your rights. Contact the Law Office of James M. Brun, LLC, in Overland Park to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 913-826-6229.

Understanding Kansas Rape Law

Kansas statute 21-3502 defines rape as: Sexual intercourse with a person who does not consent to the sexual intercourse, under any of the following circumstances:

  • When the victim is overcome by force or fear

  • When the victim is unconscious or physically powerless

  • When the victim is incapable of giving consent because of mental deficiency or disease, which was known by the offender or was reasonably apparent to the offender

  • When the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the effect of any alcoholic liquor, narcotic, drug or other substance, which was known by the offender or was reasonably apparent to the offender

Rape is a felony and the penalty is prison time and mandatory sex offender registration.

Experienced Sexual Battery Attorney

I have extensive experience in sex crimes. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I worked as an intern with the St. Louis Metropolitan Sex Crimes Unit. Unlike some lawyers, I understand how the other side thinks, and I know the process it uses to investigate crimes. I also have a comprehensive understanding of DNA and how DNA is used in rape cases. I work hard to get the charges against you dismissed or mitigate the consequences so as to save your reputation.

Defenses to rape include:

  • Consent (this defense does not apply to minors or victims who lacked capacity)
  • Lack of evidence or chain of custody issues
  • Improper police procedure
  • False allegations

Schedule An Appointment In The Kansas City Metro Area

I work with individuals throughout the Kansas City Metro area in cases related to rape and other sex crimes. Please call 913-826-6229 or contact my office to schedule your free initial consultation.