There are two levels of possible charges in the Kansas statute on battery against a police officer which might apply to your situation.
If the officer was not injured, the crime is a Class A misdemeanor
, which carries a maximum possible sentence
of one year in the county jail.
If the officer was injured, the crime is a "severity level 7, person felony", which under Kansas law provides for possible imprisonment of two years (more or less, depending on sentencing circumstances), but will presumptively result in probation. This means that unless there are specific reasons for the court
to do otherwise, any prison sentence would be suspended and you would be placed on probation. Terms of probation could include a sentence of confinement in the county jail.
You should definitely consult with a local criminal
defense lawyer. If you cannot afford private counsel, you should ask for a public defender.
If you feel that you were beaten without justification, you may also consider filing a complaint
with the police department against the officers involved. You might also have a civil claim against the officers and the police department. I would suggest discussing this with a local attorney who specializes in civil rights and police brutality cases.
How long ago did this event happen? Were photographs of your injuries taken? If not and you can still see them, have pictures taken immediately.
Were you treated medically, either in the jail or privately? If so, copies of the medical records may help support both a defense against the criminal charges and a civil complaint against the officers.