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:

Drugs

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.

Sex Crimes Unit

The purpose of the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Division of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is to charge and prosecute criminal cases in which a defendant is alleged to have sexually assaulted a victim of any age. This division also charges and prosecutes criminal cases in which a defendant is alleged to have physically abused or endangered a child. This division has four prosecutors assigned who review, charge, and prosecute these criminal cases.