Independence, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Joseph Francis O'Hara
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Independence, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(816) 836-1112 411 West Maple Avenue, Suite C
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Independence, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 833-1222 233 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Independence, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 833-5800 114 S Main St
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Employment
Independence, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(816) 836-0427 400 W Kansas Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Independence, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 252-3577 222 W Maple Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Independence, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(888) 318-0068 136 East Walnut Street, Suite 300
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal
Independence, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 842-6228 14801 E. 42nd Street South Suite 1500
Independence, MO 64055
Criminal
Timothy M Starosta
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(816) 399-5733 524 Walnut, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
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.
Robert Alton Clarke
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
1114 W. Main St.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Providing zealous advocacy to the disabled and injured.
Paemon Aramjoo
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 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,...
Timothy J Murphy
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
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...
Troy Jonathan Leavitt
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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
Catheryn Brooks
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 229-3111 1200 S. Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Criminal, Business, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Andrew Roffmann
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Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(816) 781-5728 11 E. Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Rocky T Cannon
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Raytown, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(816) 582-4595 6119 Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Nell Adams
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(816) 228-1776 2307 NW South Outer Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Daniel J Baylard
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Blue Springs, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(816) 224-2550 2307 NW South Outer Rd.
Ste. 209
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Criminal, DWI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Mr. Baylard is a trial attorney that specializes in personal injury, wrongful death and family law cases, but also handles all types of legal matters. He has recovered millions for his clients, and refuses to slow down in his pursuit to ensure fair compensation for injured people and their families. Mr. Baylard’s philosophy is to work hard, and treat people as people, not just another nameless case to work-up. Going through an injury related accident can be, and usually is, a life-altering situation that needs personal attention. Mr. Baylard is also...
Richard C Simons
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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
Kevin P Wichman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(816) 787-1529 1001 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Ave Maria School of Law
It is a privilege and a passion for me to serve clients throughout the Kansas City metro who deserve thorough and principled legal representation for criminal defense and traffic matters. People make mistakes. Whether they are charged with drugs, violent crimes, traffic tickets or a DUI, they still deserve proper representation in an often confusing legal system. The Kansas City metro is home to multiple courts, cities, counties, state, and federal jurisdictions. Knowing these systems well helps me to help clients effectively. Through my firm, The Wichman Law Firm with offices in Kansas City,...
Ross Nigro
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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...
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
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Kristen focuses on family, criminal, and animal matters. Family law matters include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing.

Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. If you're a pet owner and find yourself facing some sort of legal problem, Kristen can help. Kristen has volunteered at Spay & Neuter KC on numerous occasions and has a passion for helping...
Christopher Fink
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(816) 505-1111 5555 NW Barry Road
Ste. A
Kansas City, MO 64154
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Chris has enjoyed the solo practice of law for more than 21 years. Over that span, Chris has helped thousands of clients with a variety of legal problems, including divorce, child custody, bankruptcy, personal injury settlements, paternity actions, collections matters, and many more. Chris practices in the Kansas City area serving Platte, Clay, Jackson, Buchanan and other surrounding counties. Chris resides in Platte County with his 4 children.

Growing up on corn and soybean row crop farm outside of Oregon, Missouri, Chris learned the value of hard work and small town values. A graduate of South...
Benjamin Aaron Janssen
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North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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...
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!
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.
Tamara Putnam
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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.
Preston L Jones
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(816) 873-5534 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Second Floor
Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Immigration
SMU Dedman School of Law
I practice criminal defense, and immigration law. I represent criminal defendants in cases at the state and federal level involving DWI, assault, drug offenses, theft, and sexual offenses. My expertise encompasses all areas of immigration law, with special focus on deportation defense, family immigration, appeals and federal court litigation.

I am highly experienced in counseling immigrants and criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences of criminal activity. This sets me apart from most criminal defense attorneys, who have a very limited understanding of the immigration consequences for their clients.

Ryan F Kaiser
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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.
J. Denise Carter
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 26 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.
Justin Michael Crozier
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 3 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 13 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...
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.
Joani Harshman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(816) 673-7570 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Cannabis Law and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Patrick Peters
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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.
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...
Michael R Taylor
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(816) 287-2456 821 NE Columbus St.
Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City 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...
Mr. Christopher S Yotz
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Jarrett Aiken Johnson
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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....
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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.