Criminal Divisions

The Adult Division in the District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal violations of the state laws of Kansas. Violations of these laws can range from minor traffic infractions and misdemeanors to persons crimes such as homicide. The role of this office is to hold offenders accountable for their actions, protect the public safety, preserve the interests of justice and provide a voice for victims' rights.

In order to do this, there are specialized units that focus on specific prosecution areas, including: drugs, domestic violence, sex crimes, child abuse, economic crime, mental commitments, violation of check laws and traffic. In addition, the office handles a broad range of other crimes including theft, burglary, robbery, assault and battery, and kidnapping.

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More Information

If, after reading the information on this website, you have further questions, please contact our office via phone: 913-715-3000 or mail: 150 W Santa Fe St., 3rd Floor, Olathe, KS 66061.

Traffic Division

The traffic division of the District Attorney's prosecutes traffic tickets and misdemeanor traffic crimes investigated by the following law enforcement agencies:

If you have a traffic-related questions you may:


The purpose of the Drug Unit of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is to charge and prosecute criminal cases involving drug distribution and felony drug possession. This unit is comprised of four assistant district attorneys who specialize in the prosecution of charged drug cases. During the previous calendar year drug charges were involved in over 800 criminal cases prosecuted by this office.

The drug unit is also responsible for litigating civil asset forfeiture cases for property and currency seized in drug distribution cases. During the previous calendar year, 14 forfeiture cases were filed.

Special Victims Unit

The Special Victims Unit (SVU) of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the charging and prosecution of cases involving child victims. This includes those cases involving the sexual abuse of children; solicitation and exploitation of children through electronic means; and where children have been physically abused or endangered. This also includes homicide cases involving child victims. Additionally, the SVU handles cases of sexual violence involving adult victims, as well as crimes utilizing electronic devices to commit privacy violations related to sexual conduct.

The SVU works closely with our community partners to include law enforcement, victim advocacy organizations (such as the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), area medical staff, and Sunflower House (a child advocacy center).

The unit routinely handles the prosecution of cases such as: 

  • Rape
  • Aggravated Criminal Sodomy
  • Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child
  • Aggravated Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Battery
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child
  • Electronic Solicitation of a Child
  • Indecent Solicitation of a Child
  • Breach of Privacy
  • Child Abuse
  • Aggravated Endangerment of a Child
  • Endangerment of a Child
  • Lewd and Lascivious Behavior
  • Unlawful Sexual Relations