Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer Kansas City

If you have been charged with a criminal infraction in either Kansas or Missouri, it is imperative that you consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately about your case. The costs of a felony or even misdemeanor charge carry a myriad of unseen costs, including loss of employment, large fines, and even imprisonment. Additionally, because of the dual-state nature of Kansas City, both Kansas and Missouri state laws apply and can cause conflict. Consider hiring an attorney who is not only comfortable with Kansas and Missouri criminal law but is also a qualified trial attorney.

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White collar crimes, violent crimes, probation violations, felony charges, burglary, and sexual assault all fall under the umbrella of criminal defense. Generally, the more egregious the charge, the more likely law enforcement and the courts will seek to detain you and determine bail. If you or a loved one are currently in jail or prison, consulting with an attorney should be your number one priority. For less serious crimes, you will likely be notified through official mail. Despite the lack of severity in certain crimes, you should never assume that you can represent yourself in court. A seasoned criminal defense trial lawyer will be able to plead your case and help avoid costly charges from showing on your record.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI or DWI in Kansas City, please visit my DUI page.

The choice of a criminal defense attorney is a serious matter and should not be determined solely by advertisements or this website. The repercussions of a felony charge can be felt through the rest of your life, even if you are found innocent of charges. Contact me today for a complimentary consultation so that I may begin building your defense immediately.

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Practice Areas

Felony Crimes

  • Felony Crimes
  • Murder
  • Assault & Violent Crime
  • Rape & Sexual Assault

White Collar Crimes

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Tax Evasion
  • Embezzlement

Juvenile Crime

  • Juvenile Crimes

Felony Crimes

A felony is a serious crime, and usually carries with it severe penalties including heavy fines, jail time, and more. Even being accused of committing a felony can have lasting effects on your life. Thus, it is important that you consult with an attorney immediately to discover the depth and repercussions of what your felony charge means to you, and how best to lessen or even completely avoid the penalties. It is also important to consider the dual-state nature of Kansas City and to choose an attorney familiar not only with the crime for which you’ve been accused, but who also has experience on both sides of the state line. Contact my office immediately to begin forming a solid defense against your Kansas City felony.

Murder, Assault, & Violent Crimes

If you or a loved one have been charged with, or are suspected of carrying out, assault, murder, or other violent crime it is imperative that you consult with an attorney immediately. These types of crimes carry lengthy sentences, and the courts are very serious about the nature of these crimes. If you are falsely accused, proving your innocence becomes mandatory. Contact me immediately so that we may discuss you or your loved one's legal options moving forward.

Sexual Assault and Rape

Even being accused of sexual assault or rape can have devastating effects on your personal life and career. If you or a loved one are accused of a sexual crime, you need to stop what you are doing right now and contact an attorney immediately. The courts are not known for leniency in these types of accusations, and the penalties will likely be severe. If you are being charged or accused of sexual assault or rape, contact me immediately so that I can begin to immediately resolve your legal issue.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are generally business and professional-related crimes. Some of these types of criminal charges include embezzlement, tax evasion, and other crimes that break ordinance in business law. Being charged with a crime of this nature can severely inhibit your ability to get a job, as well various fines and fees associated therein. If you are being charged or accused of a white-collar crime in Kansas City, contact me immediately.

Tax Evasion

The IRS is usually only interested in collecting taxes owed, plus interest accrued and possibly a few penalties. However, if the IRS suspects that you have committed tax fraud, they can impose a hefty civil tax fraud penalty. If found guilty, you may receive fines up to $250,000 and up to five years in prison.

The IRS will look for certain factors indicating tax fraud. Such evidence includes inadequate records, failure to file your tax returns, implausible explanations of behavior, concealment of assets, dealing in large amounts of cash, failure to make estimated tax payments, and failure to cooperate with IRS agents and authorities.

Embezzlement

Judges and prosecutors do not take embezzlement charges lightly. The idea of an executive or other employer betraying their company’s trust for personal gain doesn’t look good to juries, even if you are innocent. Embezzlement cases are complex ordeals, requiring hours and hours of research and complicated financial questions.

Juvenile Crimes

Individuals under the age of 18 years old are considered juveniles in the eyes of the law. Juvenile crimes are generally less severe than a crime committed by an adult, but sometimes juveniles are sentenced as adults. It is important that if you or a loved one are being charged with a juvenile crime that you hire an attorney familiar with juvenile law in both Kansas and Missouri.