Kansas City, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Kristen Thurmond
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney

Kristen focuses on family, criminal, and animal matters. Family law matters include divorce, modifications, child support issues, child custody issues, paternity actions, minor guardianships, and adoptions.... Read More »
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Richard C Simons
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North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(816) 237-8737 2024 Swift Street
Suite 206
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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
(816) 398-8772 6301 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Kristen Thurmond
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 3 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 divorce, modifications, child support issues, child custody issues, paternity actions, minor guardianships, and adoptions. 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, call Kristen! Kristen has volunteered at Spay & Neuter Kansas City on numerous occasions and has a passion for helping families...
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...
Preston L Jones
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 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.

Kevin P Wichman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 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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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(816) 531-2211 4218 Roanoke Road
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
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.
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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.
(816) 399-5733 118 N. Conistor Lane, Suite B #317
Liberty, MO 64068
Melisa D. Ludeman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(816) 531-2211 4218 Roanoke Road
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
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.
(816) 246-8881 211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Patrick Peters
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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.
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.
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...
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...
Christopher Fink
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 632-4747 8350 N. St. Clair Ave.
Ste. 225
Kansas City, MO 64151
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Chris has enjoyed the solo practice of law for nearly 20 years. Chris Fink grew up on a corn and soybean row crop farm outside of the small town of Oregon, Missouri. A graduate of South Holt High School's Class of 1988, Chris then went on to attend college at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Chris graduated from MIZZOU in 1992 with a degree in Agricultural Journalism and a Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. Upon graduation Chris completed the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Chris served in the Missouri...
(877) 632-4747 1802 Un
St. Joseph, MO 64501
John G. Gromowsky
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 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...
Benjamin Aaron Janssen
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North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 4 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...
Jarrett Aiken Johnson
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 875-5754 215 West 18th Street
Suite 220
Kansas City, MO 64108
Criminal, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
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 over sixteen years, I have 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. ...
Christopher Kopecky
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Kansas City, 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...
(913) 491-5599 7111 W 98th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66212
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
Shelley Peters
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Kansas City, 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...
Joani Harshman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(816) 673-7570 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Jonathan Matthew Guilfoil
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Parkville, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(816) 470-0172 110 Main Street
Suite 202
Parkville, MO 64152
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
The Guilfoil Law Group is a Kansas City law firm specializing in alcohol-related vehicular cases or DWI, criminal defense, and personal injury.
Richard L. Carney
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(816) 804-4458 1156 N.W. Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Born and raised overseas. Son of a military family; wide exposure to various cultures. Licensed to practice in Kansas and aMissouri. Representing people who need the best representation possible. I have taken on complex criminal cases and tried over 169 jury trials with a high percentage of acquittals. If your looking for the best then you have found the right attorneys.
(816) 804-4458 1021 N. 7th St. Ste. 104
Kansas City, KS 64106
Matthew Joseph O'Connor
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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.
Jason Grill
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(816) 741-7711 5555 NW Barry Road
Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64154
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Tracy Barnes Spradlin
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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....
Paul Katz
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(816) 471-7837 312 W 8th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
Criminal, DWI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
Justin Cody Hunt
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NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 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
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
Janet Elise Oliver
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(816) 285-6037 4520 Main Street
7th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Linda Mock
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Kansas City, 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
Robert Bristow
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 769-9978 1656 Washington St.
Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
David M Lurie
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 221-5900 1100 Walnut St. Suite 2940
Kansas City, MO 64106
Criminal
Mike Kinder
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 695-1703 3100 Broadway St, Suite 103
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal
Joseph Francis O'Hara
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Independence, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(816) 836-1112 411 West Maple Avenue, Suite C
Independence, MO 64050
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Kim Benjamin
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Belton, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(816) 322-8008 8019 E. 171st Street
Belton, MO 64012
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
As the owner of Benjamin Law Firm, 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 the country.

In addition to practicing law, I am on the...
Bradley Hill
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Lee's Summit, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 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.
Ross Myers
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Lee's Summit, 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
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.
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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.