Jackson County, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Richard C Simons
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Jackson County, 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
Kristen Thurmond
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Jackson County, 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...
Ross Nigro
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Jackson County, 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...
Kevin P Wichman
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Jackson County, 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,...
Tamara Putnam
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Jackson County, 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.
Timothy M Starosta
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Jackson County, 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.
Melisa D. Ludeman
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Jackson County, 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!
J. Denise Carter
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Jackson County, 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.
Ryan F Kaiser
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Jackson County, 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.
John G. Gromowsky
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Jackson County, 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.
Cecil D. Williams
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 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...
Christopher Kopecky
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Brandon Kane
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Jackson County, 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...
Mr. Christopher S Yotz
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Jackson County, 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...
Patrick Peters
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Jackson County, 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.
Justin Michael Crozier
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Jackson County, 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
Jarrett Aiken Johnson
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Jackson County, 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....
Michael R Taylor
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Jackson County, 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
Shelley Peters
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Robert Alton Clarke
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Jackson County, 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.
Bradley Hill
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Jackson County, 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.
Mr. john R. Osgood
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(816) 525-8200 Bank of the West Building - Suite 305
740 NW Blue Parkway
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationCriminal and Appeals
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Retired assisant U.S. Attorney, Federal Criminal Defense. Retired US Army Reserve.
Ross Myers
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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
Rocky T Cannon
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Jackson County, 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
Troy Jonathan Leavitt
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Jackson County, 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
Daniel J Baylard
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Jackson County, 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...
Nell Adams
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Jackson County, 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
Tracy Barnes Spradlin
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(816) 768-6900 4310 Madison Avenue
Ste. 180
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
A criminal defense attorney representing clients in Kansas City, Missouri, Tracy Spradlin is a partner at the Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm. Known as one of the most promising young attorneys in the region, she handles cases of assault, check fraud, trespassing, property crimes, drug possession, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence and traffic violations. She is passionate about protecting the rights of the accused. In 2017, she received Missouri Lawyers Weekly's distinguished "Up and Coming" award.

Along with clients in Kansas City, Ms. Spradlin also represents those in Lee’s Summit, Independence and Jackson County, and clients in both Kansas and western Missouri....
Robert Bristow
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 769-9978 1656 Washington St.
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Traci Leah Fann
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 28 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
Stephen Chase Higinbotham
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Jackson County, 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
Matthew Joseph O'Connor
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(816) 842-1111 523 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64106
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DWI
The O'Connor Law Firm prides itself on delivering passionate, aggressive representation in the areas of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense and providing the highest level of client care.
Linda Mock
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(816) 392-6388 1656 Washington St., Suite 120
Kansas City, MO 64108
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Janet Elise Oliver
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(816) 285-6037 4520 Main Street
7th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Catheryn Brooks
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Jackson County, 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
Paul Katz
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(816) 471-7837 312 W 8th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Joseph Francis O'Hara
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Jackson County, 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
Mike Kinder
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 695-1703 3100 Broadway St, Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal
David M Lurie
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 221-5900 1100 Walnut St. Suite 2940
Kansas City, MO 64106
Criminal
Jerry L. Wallentine Jr.
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Johnson County, 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.
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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.