Higginsville, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Higginsville, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(660) 584-6600 2023 S Main St
Higginsville, MO 64037
Criminal
Warrensburg, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(660) 747-4825 307 N Holden St
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lexington, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(660) 259-6181 PO Box 70
Lexington, MO 64067
Criminal
University of Tulsa College of Law
Kristen Thurmond
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 895-2858 204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal, Animal, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
As a legal professional, Kristen Thurmond advocates for her clients and helps them navigate the legal system. Her law firm focuses on family, criminal, and animal matters. She opened her firm with the goal of helping individuals with every day, common legal needs.

Family law is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing. This include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions.

Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find...
Richard C Simons
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 398-8772 6301 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Born in Kansas City, Missouri
Raised in Richmond and Kearney, Missouri
Graduated Suma Cum Laude from William Jewel College in Liberty Missouri
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of law
Numerous Dean’s List and Honors in Academic Career
Multiple Awards
Practicing law for over 10 years
Licensed in Missouri and Oklahoma.
Regional Kansas City, Missouri attorney; situated in historic “Rockhill Ridge” Brookside community specialized in amending traffic tickets in the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan area
Ross Nigro
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(816) 753-4830 606 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Ross C. Nigro, Jr., graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History. Mr. Nigro obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Nigro worked as a law clerk with the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Jackson County, Missouri. Mr. Nigro then went on to work as an Assistant Jackson County Counselor handling county prosecutions and civil rights violations. Since 1997, Mr. Nigro has been in private practice, where he has concentrated his practice in the criminal...
J. Denise Carter
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Denise has focused on criminal defense, traffic tickets and serious personal injury cases her entire career. She has handled countless felonies, misdemeanors and traffic tickets along with serious personal injury accidents. She has a solid reputation as an outstanding and approachable advocate excelling in both criminal defense and serious personal injury. Denise takes great pride in working hard to achieve the best results possible for her clients.
Kim Benjamin
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Belton, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(816) 322-8008 8427 Clint DRive
Belton, MO 64012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
As the owner of the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at the Benjamin Law Firm, LLC, I manage an amazing team of lawyers who focus on criminal and DWI defense, while also collaborating with a team of lawyers on personal injury and nursing home abuse and neglect cases.

I have extensive trial experience with more than 200 trials, including dozens of jury trials, and have not lost a trial in over 10 years. I enjoy mentoring and training other lawyers in trial skills - those on the team at Benjamin Law Firm in addition to lawyers across...
Patrick Peters
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(816) 474-3600 600 E. 8th Street
Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64106
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Pat Peters is a well known criminal trial attorney serving clients throughout the Midwest. Known for his litigation skills, he handles many high profile cases in both federal and state court.
John G. Gromowsky
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(816) 842-1130 1100 Main Street
Suite 2800
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
DePaul University
John G. Gromowsky of The Gromowsky Law Firm, LLC is a criminal defense lawyer representing people in federal and state courts throughout the Kansas City, Missouri, metropolitan area. John is a former prosecutor who now uses that experience to help people being investigated for or charged with such offenses as murder, assault, robbery, drug distribution, drug possession, stealing, fraud, computer crime, and white collar crime.
Amber Geib
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Lees Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 908-9676 4971 NE Goodview Circle
Suite B
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri School of Law
Amber is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law where she graduated six months early at the top of her class with a Family Law emphasis. During law school, Amber received the coveted induction into Phi Delta Phi legal honor society and made the Dean's list every semester. While still in law school, Amber gained early litigation experience as an attorney for the Child and Family Services Clinic and Guardian ad Litem Clinic. During law school, Amber also obtained additional litigation experience clerking for a group of general practice attorneys and gained invaluable...
Christopher Kopecky
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(816) 268-8886 435 Nichols Road, Ste 200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Insurance Claims
Saint Louis University School of Law
For nearly two decades, The Traffic Lawyers of Kopecky Law, P.A. have represented thousands of clients in various traffic matters ranging from speeding tickets to complicated DUI/DWI cases. Traffic law is our life and we spend most of our day in courts all across Missouri, Kansas, and Iowa. We have several offices in the Kansas City Metro Area and one in St. Louis where we meet clients. However, we do a significant amount of work with clients completely over the internet or over the phone. Our goal is to make it as easy on you as possible. We know our...
Bradley Hill
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(816) 701-9387 200 NE Missouri Rd, #200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Lee's Summit and Kansas City Area Divorce & Criminal Attorney. Handling divorces, child support, child custody, visitation, legal separation, guardianship, adoption, and other Family Law Related Cases. Attorney Hill also handles a wide array of criminal matters from traffic tickets like speeding, failure to yield, failure to stop, driving while suspended, accident cases and DUI / DWI to more classical criminal cases such as felonies and drug / possession crimes.
Tamara Putnam
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Washburn University School of Law
Tamara has focused her practice on criminal defense and serious personal injury her entire career. She has handled countless felonies charges in State Court as a prosecutor and now as a criminal defense counsel. She also focuses her practice on litigation of serious personal injury accidents. Tamara has a fierce reputation as an outstanding advocate excelling in both criminal defense and personal injury.
Melisa D. Ludeman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(816) 984-1677 700 East 8th St.
Suite 700
Kansas City, MO 64106
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Law office specializing in criminal defense, traffic tickets, and bankruptcy. Give me a call to discuss your matter!
Timothy M Starosta
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 399-5733 118 N. Conistor Lane, Suite B #317
Liberty, MO 64068
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Tulsa College of Law
The Starosta Law Firm, LLC is dedicated to representing clients with aggressive and effective representation. For a free, no-obligation consultation, please call 816-399-5733.
Cecil D. Williams
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 842-3245 1150 Grand Blvd Suite 2
Kansas City, MO 64106
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
As a defense attorney serving clients in Missouri criminal courts for more than 35 years, it's possible I've helped nearly 100,000 people. There are days when I'm running among 4 or 5 clients in front of several different judges.

To read more about my experience check out the KANSAS CITY STAR articles below my summary.

My philosophy is to FIND THE BEST LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS for my clients facing a wide range of charges including:
? DUI/DWI
? Traffic Violations
? Drug Possession
? Domestic Violence
? Sex Crimes
? Disorderly Conduct
? Assault
? Theft
? Underage Driving
? Vehicle Accidents

My office is particularly skilled at helping clients who have suspended...
Mr. Christopher S Yotz
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(816) 822-3625 606 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
I received my B.A. Criminal Justice from UMKC in 1997 and my Law Degree from UMKC in 1999. I received my bar license in Missouri the same year and my Kansas bar license in 2000. I have been in practice for over 14 years in the Kansas City area. I have been helping people accused of DUI, DWI, Traffic and Criminal offenses in both states during my entire time in practice. In my practice I stress client communication and counseling. I insist that my clients have the opportunity to speak directly to me as much as necessary so that they are...
Benjamin Aaron Janssen
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North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(816) 287-0172 406 Armour Rd, Ste. 220
Ste. 220
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Washburn University School of Law
I am a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, where I was active in the Criminal Litigation Clinic, the Veterans' Legal forum, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. I am currently a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Prior to attending Washburn, I served in both the United States Marine Corps and the United Sates Navy. My goal as an attorney is to provide you with the kind of dedication and attention to detail demanded by military service. Additionally, time in...
Jerry L. Wallentine Jr.
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 470-0255 2600 Grand Blvd
Suite 550
Kansas City, MO 66061
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Attorney Jerry Wallentine provides representation for clients throughout Olathe who need assistance with a personal injury related matter, family law case or DUI offense. If you would like to speak with an experienced legal advocate regarding the best possible approach to your offense then you should call the firm at 816-470-0255 today.
Ross Myers
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(816) 251-4540 200 NE Missouri Road
Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Justin Michael Crozier
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 695-5287 800 E 101st Terr
Ste 350
Kansas City, MO 64131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Brandon Kane
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(816) 229-2708 111 W. 10th St.
Suite 16
Kansas City, MO 64105
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Kansas School of Law
Brandon Kane is the principal member of the Kane Law Office, LLC, located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kane is an award-winning lawyer with nearly 15 years of legal experience, including significant experience with all types of criminal law and corporate law.

Brandon obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was an Editor on the Kansas Law Review, a top 10% graduate, a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several Business Law classes, and a National Moot Court winner. He also participated in various volunteer legal assistance and tax programs, and received numerous CALI...
Traci Leah Fann
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Lee Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(816) 678-1809 211 NW Executive Way, Suite G
Lee Summit, MO 64063
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Criminal defense attorney handling cases ranging from assault, stealing, possession and sales of drugs, drug paraphernalia, property damage, dui, driving while suspended, speeding tickets, accident tickets including careless and imprudent driving, red light violations, stop sign violations, eluding the police, driving without insurance.

Licensed to practice law in Missouri since 1990
Member of the Clay County Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assocation
Super Lawyer 2018, 2019
Jarrett Aiken Johnson
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(816) 875-5754 215 West 18th Street
Suite 220
Kansas City, MO 64108
Criminal, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Missouri - Kansas City
My name is Jarrett Johnson. I have spent my entire career as a trial attorney here in Kansas City, Missouri. For nearly 25 years, I have had the privilege of representing everyday people in cases as varied as automobile accidents, injuries on private and public premises, defective products, serious personal injuries and wrongful death, and criminal trials and appeals involving murder and other serious felonies and misdemeanors.

I have been very fortunate to work in both the public and private sectors: for the State of Missouri, a large law firm with offices across the country, and smaller law firms....
Wesley Hilton
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Clinton, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(660) 885-6914 137 West
Clinton, MO 64735
Criminal, DWI, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
As a partner at Cover & Hilton Law, LLC, Wesley D. Hilton aggressively represents his clients in Clinton, Missouri, in the surrounding counties and throughout the state of Missouri. Mr. Hilton dedicates his law practice primarily to the areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, while also accepting cases in the areas of family law and criminal defense. He focuses 100 percent of his practice on litigation. Mr. Hilton obtained his bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University, graduating with honors in criminal justice. Upon graduation, he attended law school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School...
Ryan F Kaiser
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(816) 645-5799 606 W 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal, Family, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Based in Kansas City, the Kaiser Law Office is a criminal defense and family law firm representing clients across Missouri & Kansas.
Paemon Aramjoo
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(816) 479-5898 17 W. Kansas St.
Liberty, MO 64068
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Paemon Aramjoo is a criminal defense and traffic law attorney at Aramjoo Law Firm, handling criminal defense matters including traffic tickets, misdemeanors and felonies. A Kansas City north-lander, Paemon graduated high school from Oak Park High School. Finishing his Associate’s at Maple Woods Community College, Paemon decided to pursue his degree in Philosophy. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, with a minor in General Business, from Northwest Missouri State University, he decided that seeking his law degree would help him reach his goal of helping his community. Graduating from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School,...
Troy Jonathan Leavitt
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(816) 228-6000 1500 N.W. 7 Highway, Ste 300
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Shelley Peters
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
600 E. 8th Street
Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64106
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Shelley M. Peters graduated from law school in 2002. After high school, she took a lengthy sabbatical from scholastic enterprises and experienced life for a decade (or more) before getting serious. Shelley’s dad was (is) a construction manager and her mom was (is) a homemaker. Between high school and college Shelley worked just about every imaginable job appropriate for a female. As a result, she can relate to anyone; and that is why her clients love her. Shelley spent around ten of those years working as a legal secretary. The attorneys she...
Timothy J Murphy
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(913) 209-3967 UMB Bank Building
1 Victory Drive, Suite 205
Liberty, MO 64068
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Timothy J. Murphy joined The Murphy Law Firm in 2003 after graduating from University of Missouri, Kansas City, where here was on the dean's list multiple times. Prior to Law School, he served in the offices of Senator Christopher Bond and Senator and former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Tim Murphy is the only member of The Murphy Law who has been admitted to practice law in both the State of Missouri and the State of Kansas. His practice includes personal injury, domestic litigation, criminal defense, including DWI's and DUI's and traffic tickets, speeding tickets, driving while suspended, collection, wills and trusts, business...
Matthew Joseph Hamilton
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Pleasant Hill, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(816) 540-4040 216 North State Route 7
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Mr. john R. Osgood
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Lees Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(816) 525-8200 112 SW 3rd Street, Suite One
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Retired assisant U.S. Attorney, Federal Criminal Defense. Retired US Army Reserve.
Andrew Roffmann
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(816) 781-5728 11 E. Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Daniel J Baker
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Sedalia, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(660) 287-3098 309 South Ohio Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Regent University School of Law
Daniel has been practicing law in Sedalia, Missouri, since 2008. He is licensed in the state of Missouri and in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Daniel attended law school at Regent University School of Law and has a B.S. in Mathematics from Missouri Baptist University. Daniel and his wife Crystal were foster parents for a number of years and now have three active boys. Daniel is studying Spanish and Russian and could use all of the practice he can get.
J Michael Murphy
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 781-8587 UMB Bank Building
1 Victory Drive, Suite 205
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal, DWI, Elder and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
. Michael Murphy founded The Murphy Law Firm as a solo practitioner in 1972. He was joined by his sons Mark J. Murphy in 2000, and Timothy J. Murphy in 2003. He is a former Clay County, Missouri, Assistant Prosecutor, former City of Liberty Prosecutor, and former Judge for the City of Pleasant Valley before serving as its City Attorney and Prosecutor. To date, he has litigated more the 50 jury trials to verdict. He has argued cases at every court level, including the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Supreme Court of Kansas. Mike Murphy's legal roots run deep, as...
Stephen Chase Higinbotham
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(816) 322-5297 200 NE Missouri Rd., Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Mom and Pop shop. I handle Criminal and Traffic on the local, state and Federal level in Missouri and Kansas. Michelle handles Civil Litigation, Domestic matters, including Divorce, Child Custody, Modifications and Child Support. She also does some Probate and Worker's Compensation. This is my 32nd year of practicing law in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our office is in Lee's Summit, MO.
Joshua Wilson
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Raymore, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 331-9968 309 South Washington Street
Raymore, MO 64083
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Arkansas School of Law
Joshua J. Wilson is a University of Arkansas Law School Graduate. He achieved high academic achievement and success in the courtroom. One of Joshua’s favorite stories to tell is about him beating the City of Pittsburg, Kansas on a red light ticket before he was ever a lawyer. Joshua says, “The reason that story is important to me is because it highlights my drive for justice. I know I did not commit the crime and I was not to stop until I proved that.” Joshua lost the municipal court trial (as he says is typical in these cases), but victoriously...
Justin Cody Hunt
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NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(816) 287-3787 2024 SWIFT STREET
SUITE 102
NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO 64116
Criminal, Animal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Steve Schanker
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 726-7887 1919 Buchanan
Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal and DWI
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Attorney Steve Schanker is a qualified DUI defense lawyer in Kansas City, MO. He takes pride in his efforts to always try to be the dependable and available attorney that people need and want. Attorney Schanker is determined to always reach the best possible outcome for his clients. He provides high-quality DUI defense representation and has had ample success in countless cases. Steve Schanker does not only represent clients facing DUI charges in Missouri but in the state of Kansas as well. He dedicates his time and effort to each one of his clients in order to help them get...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.