Top Kansas City Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

Solomon & Peter, LLP

Criminal Defense Attorney | Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

816-281-7222

Charged With A Crime? You Want An Attorney With Experience. We Will Give You The Defense You Deserve!

Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm

Criminal Defense Attorney | Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

816-340-6736

A Criminal Law firm Representing Clients in the Kansas City Area.

Law Office of David Edward Pettyjohn

Criminal Defense Attorney | Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

816-659-1128

Felony Charges? For a Lower Bail Bond Rate, Contact Me First.
Serving All Northwest Missouri

Our criminal justice system can be overwhelming and frightening. The incarceration rate in the United States is much higher than that of other industrialized countries. Prison sentences are getting longer and more frequent. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contacting an experienced criminal defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, …

Kalberg Law Office, L.L.C.

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Kansas City, MO

Free Consultation

913-828-4281

When You Need an Experienced Attorney to Make Sure Your Rights Are Protected, No One Will Fight More Aggressively on Your Behalf Than We Will. Serving Kansas and Missouri

Hagen Law Offices, LLC

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Kansas City, MO

916-668-9333

Let Us Fight To Keep Any Criminal Charges Off Your Record!
Serving Kansas and Missouri

If you are arrested, it is important for you to remember that, under our Constitution, you do not need to say anything to law enforcement personnel that may incriminate you. If you are in doubt of what to say, say nothing, and call the Hagen Law Offices, LLC. Attorney Mark Hagen represents individuals charged with civil, misdemeanor and felony offenses. If you have …

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Kansas City Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Kansas City criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Municipal Court

1101 Locust Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700 

Missouri Courts - Family Justice Center

625 E. 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 474-3606

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

1300 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64016
Phone: (816) 889-3600