Platte County, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Christopher Fink
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Jackson County, 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...
Jason Grill
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Platte County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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
Platte County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 505-4357 7211 NW 83rd St
Kansas City, MO 64152
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Platte County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(816) 505-3503 6504 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64151
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Platte County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(816) 741-7711 5555 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64154
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Platte County, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 931-3311 420 Nichols Rd.
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64151
Criminal
Platte County, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 891-6300 0150 N Ambassador Dr. Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64153
Criminal
Richard C Simons
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 287-3787 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
Preston L Jones
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Clay County, 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.

Benjamin Aaron Janssen
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Clay County, 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...
Timothy M Starosta
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Clay County, 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.
Steve Schanker
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Clay County, 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...
Joani Harshman
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Clay County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 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
James P. Deffet
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Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 532-2345 212 W. Main Street
Smithville, MO 64089
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Drake University Law School
Justin Cody Hunt
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Clay County, 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
Richard L. Carney
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Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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.
Clay County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(816) 452-1800 5600 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(816) 453-2240 8817 NE 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64158
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(816) 221-1750 1919 Buchanan St
Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(816) 452-1800 5600 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Clay County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(816) 533-3456 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal
University of La Verne College of Law
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,...
Kim Benjamin
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Cass County, 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...
Ross Nigro
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Jackson County, 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...
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
Criminal, Animal, Family and Juvenile
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Originally from Nixa, Missouri, Kristen came to the Kansas City metro area to attend William Jewell College and fell in love with the city. She decided to go to UMKC School of Law to make a home in Kansas City.

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...
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 27 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.
Amber Geib
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Jackson County, 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...
Michael A. Herrin
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 537-1199 9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
Free ConsultationCriminal, Juvenile, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Houston Law Center and Arizona Summit Law School
Mike is dedicated to minimizing the impact that the justice system has on people's lives. He began his career at the Jackson County (MO) Juvenile Office, where he had the privilege of serving hundreds of families involved in the social services and juvenile justice systems. From his experience prosecuting child abuse and juvenile delinquency cases, he understands how intrusive and devastating the process can be. His goal is to make sure clients walk into court knowing their options and what to expect along the way.

Mike and his family live in the Swope Park area. You might...
Brandon Kane
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Jackson County, 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...
Cecil D. Williams
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Jackson County, 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...
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.
Justin Michael Crozier
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Jackson County, 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
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.
Mark A Campbell
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Clinton County, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 632-2525 119 E. 3rd Street
Cameron, MO 64429
Criminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
I'm a licensed attorney in Missouri and Kansas. Our general practice firm includes personal injury, wrongful death, criminal defense, DWI/DUI defense, workers compensation, probate, real estate, landlord-tenant, estate planning, etc. We serve most counties in Northwest Missouri including Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray, Clinton, Caldwell, Daviess, Livingston, DeKalb, Buchanan, Andrew, Holt, Atchison, Worth, Nodaway, Gentry, and Harrison.
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.
Tamara Putnam
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Jackson County, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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.
Patrick Peters
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Jackson County, 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.
Traci Leah Fann
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Jackson County, 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
Mr. Christopher S Yotz
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Jackson County, 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...
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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.