Can My Criminal Charges Be Dismissed in Kansas City MO?


That’s a possibility, yes.  It will depend greatly upon the particular facts of your case.  For instance, did the arresting police officer conduct his/her search and seizure activities in a way that was in accordance with your Constitutional rights (under the Fourth Amendment)?  Is there enough evidence to support the charges being leveled against you?  These are a few of the questions that our team will consider when we take on your case.


In reality, most criminal charges in the Kansas City MO area are worked out by way of a plea bargain.  This is basically a deal that you (via your attorney) and the prosecutor enter into in which you plead guilty to a lesser infraction (one that won’t show up on your permanent record).  For example, let’s say you are charged with trespassing in Kansas City MO.  This is considered by the courts to be a low-level misdemeanor (that might carry potential jail time and a fine).  More often than not, your attorney can work out a deal to have the trespassing charge lowered to a minor infraction (like “Littering”).  Pleading guilty to the lesser charge will not do any harm to you (since it will never show up on your record, and the original charge of trespassing is basically thrown out).  There will be a fine that will be assessed (usually several hundred dollar) that can be paid in installments to the court.  But that’s it!  End of story.


But now let’s alter the facts a little bit.  Let’s stick with same trespassing charge in Kansas City MO.  But now we have a set of facts that might be used to show the court (specifically the prosecutor) that what happened was not in fact trespassing.  In this type of scenario, it might be possible to ask the prosecutor to dismiss the charges altogether (and save everyone the hassle of a trial).  This doesn’t happen very often, but if the facts line up in our favor, they we can mount an aggressive defense.

And this really is the most important to make:  just because you’ve been charged with a crime (misdemeanor or felony), it does not mean you are guilty of said charge.  The prosecutor has a duty to prove the charges are real, and has the burden to prove each element of the alleged crime beyond any doubt.  So please do get in touch with us as soon as possible, and we get to work on your case right away!!

The affordable Kansas City MO criminal defense attorneys at Brinkman & Alter, LLC, have been helping people with their misdemeanor charges for over ten (10) years.  Our goal is to make sure that the charges leveled against you do not stay on your permanent record, and do any lasting damage.  And we want to do all of this at an affordable price.  The fees for a typical misdemeanor case start at $450.  But the initial consultation to discuss your legal issues is free of charge.  So contact us today!!

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