Smithville Criminal Lawyers

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James P. Deffet
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James P. Deffet
Smithville, 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
Richard C Simons
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Richard C Simons
North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(816) 287-3787 2024 Swift Street
Suite 206
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Domestic Violence 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
Christopher Fink
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Christopher Fink
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of 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...
Timothy M Starosta
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Timothy M Starosta
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years of 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.
Preston L Jones
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Preston L Jones
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of experience
(816) 873-5534 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Second Floor
Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
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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Benjamin Aaron Janssen
North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years of 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...
Suzanne Hale Robinson
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Suzanne Hale Robinson
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(913) 709-1788 511 Delaware Ave.
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
Suzanne has lived in the Kansas City area for the past 27 years and has developed a deep connection with the area and protecting its residents from “big companies” that may try to take advantage of her clients. Suzanne is passionate about the work she does and is able to connect with her clients. “I wanted to become a lawyer to be able to help people who were not in a position to help themselves. No one expects themselves or a loved one to be injured, but if it does happen, the last thing you want to deal with...
Paemon Aramjoo
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Paemon Aramjoo
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years of 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,...
Steve Schanker
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Steve Schanker
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...
Joani Harshman
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Joani Harshman
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(816) 673-7570 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64116
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Bankruptcy, Cannabis Law and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Providing Legal Services in Compliance with Missouri's new Medical Cannabis Law and Regulations.

It’s a historical time in our country as Missouri became the 33rd state to legalize medical cannabis. We are proud to play an important role in the implementation of Article XIV the way Missouri voters intended…ensuring Patients’ Right to Access Medical Cannabis.

Amendment 2 passed by an overwhelming 65% of the voters in November 2018 making Missouri the 33rd state to legalize medicinal use. As advocates for patient access to medicinal cannabis, we have been involved from the beginning by participating in the historic public forums, industry events, educating...
Timothy J Murphy
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Timothy J Murphy
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(913) 209-3967 UMB Bank Building
1 Victory Drive, Suite 205
Liberty, MO 64068
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Timothy J. Murphy joined The Murphy Law Firm in 2003 after graduating from University of Missouri, Kansas City, where here was on the dean's list multiple times. Prior to Law School, he served in the offices of Senator Christopher Bond and Senator and former Attorney General John Ashcroft. Tim Murphy is the only member of The Murphy Law who has been admitted to practice law in both the State of Missouri and the State of Kansas. His practice includes personal injury, domestic litigation, criminal defense, including DWI's and DUI's and traffic tickets, speeding tickets, driving while suspended, collection, wills and trusts, business...
Matthew Joseph O'Connor
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Matthew Joseph O'Connor
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years of 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.
Justin Cody Hunt
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Justin Cody Hunt
NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of 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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Richard L. Carney
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(816) 804-4458 1156 N.W. Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
Offers Video ChatCriminal, 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.
Rico Robinson
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Rico Robinson
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 679-1547 511 Delaware Street.
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64105
Offers Video ChatCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
Rico Robinson leads Hale Robinson & Robinson, LLC's criminal litigation team, practicing all aspects of criminal defense. Rico was born and raised in the Kansas City area and has established a multitude of connections to the city and surrounding areas. Rico is dedicated to serving the community through exercising rights that are guaranteed by the courts and the Constitution. Rico understands that being accused of a criminal offense is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. If you are being investigated for a crime or have been charged with a crime, your first and most important move is...
Andrew Roffmann
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Andrew Roffmann
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(816) 781-5728 11 E. Kansas Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jonathan Matthew Guilfoil
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Jonathan Matthew Guilfoil
North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(816) 842-3717 1236 Swift
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal, DWI, Personal Injury 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.
Jason Grill
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Jason Grill
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(816) 741-7711 5555 NW Barry Road
Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64154
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
J Michael Murphy
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J Michael Murphy
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...
Andrew Payeur
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(816) 891-6300 0150 N Ambassador Dr. Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64153
Criminal
Bruce Houdek
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 58 years of experience
(816) 842-2575 400 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and DWI
Brian William Costello
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 505-4357 7211 NW 83rd St
Kansas City, MO 64152
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Louis Angles
Excelsior Springs, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(816) 630-0305 1902 W Jesse James Rd
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Peter Michael Schloss
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(816) 792-4242 104 W Kansas Ave
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DWI
Carrie Sue Genisio
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(816) 453-2240 8817 NE 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64158
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Estate Planning
Bradley Grill
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(816) 741-7711 5555 NW Barry Rd
Kansas City, MO 64154
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
David Edward Pettyjohn
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(816) 452-1800 5600 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Real Estate
Kara Thompson Burgess
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(816) 452-1800 5600 NE Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Andrew Tobin Christie
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(816) 533-3456 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal
University of La Verne College of Law
Sandra Ferguson
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 56 years of experience
(816) 221-1750 1919 Buchanan St
Kansas City, MO 64116
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
William Fickle
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years of experience
(816) 505-3503 6504 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64151
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Eric Eugene Vernon
Liberty, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(816) 842-1102 11 East Kansas St
Liberty, MO 64068
Criminal
Ross Nigro
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Ross Nigro
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years of 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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Kristen Thurmond
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years of experience
(816) 895-2858 204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Animal, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Kristen Thurmond opened her firm with the goal of helping individuals with family, criminal, and animal matters.

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

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....
Kim Benjamin
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Kim Benjamin
Belton, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(816) 322-8008 8427 Clint DRive
Belton, MO 64012
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Employment 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...
Kevin P Wichman
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Kevin P Wichman
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of 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,...
Amber Geib
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Amber Geib
Lees Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 908-9676 4971 NE Goodview Circle
Suite B
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, 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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Michael A. Herrin
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years of experience
(816) 537-1199 9229 Ward Parkway
Suite 370
Kansas City, MO 64114
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
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...
Mr. Christopher S Yotz
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Mr. Christopher S Yotz
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of 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...
J. Denise Carter
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J. Denise Carter
Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of 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.
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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.

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