Criminal Defense in Kansas City MO - starting at $450


There are several different kinds of misdemeanors that can be issued in the Kansas City MO area (whether it be the county, city, or some local municipality).  Trespassing, minor in possession, assault, paraphernalia possession, and shoplifting are very common examples.  But the last thing you want to do is plead guilty to any of these charges!  Instead, it would make more sense to at least get an idea of your full range of options.  And to do that, we invite you to give us a call!!


But the longer you wait, the worse it can get for you.  For instance, if you were to inadvertently miss a required court hearing on your Kansas City MO criminal charge, there is a very strong likelihood that the judge will issue a warrant for your arrest.  If you are then subsequently pulled over for a simple traffic violation, the police officer will undoubtedly run your driver’s license, see the active warrant, and then arrest you on the spot.


So let’s assume you do not want that to happen!!  Instead, please do get in touch with us about what we can do for you.  Our primary goal is to minimize the impact that this charge can potentially do.  For instance, a misdemeanor (regardless of its classification) can come with a certain length of jail time and a very large fine.  

But to be perfectly honest, most people charged with a misdemeanor are not subjected to any jail time (that would result in the state or municipal government incurring a large cost).  And when a person charged with a misdemeanor is told by the judge that he/she is not going to do any time, the person thinks they have gotten off scot-free!!  But it also will result in a guilty plea.  

And this really gets to the heart of the matter:  most people plead guilty to criminal charges (because they believe that there will be no long-term effects).  But the exact opposite is true!!  If you plead guilty to your Kansas City MO misdemeanor, it will stay on your permanent record forever.  This will have a tremendous impact on your ability to do a number of things in the future.  A list of such things would include:  renting an apartment, getting a job, taking out a loan (for business or educational purposes), and sometimes opening up a simple bank account.  Why?  Because each of these entities will most assuredly run a criminal background check on you.  Once they see the criminal infraction, you will likely be screened out as a potential candidate.  

So what can we do for you instead?  Our goal would be to minimize the impact of the charge.  This can be done in several ways.  For instance, if your Constitutional rights were violated when the alleged criminal activity took place (like if the police performed an illegal search and seizure upon you or your belongings), there might be a chance to have the charges dismissed.  Or if the local prosecutor is willing to work out a deal, there might be a possible plea bargain arrangement.  In this kind of a scenario, the original charge is amended (or reduced) down to a lower infraction.  This lower infraction would ideally not show up on your permanent record at all.  For instance, if you are charged with trespassing in Kansas City MO, we can work closely with the local prosecutor to get that misdemeanor reduced down to something like “Littering” (which is a low-level infraction that would never show up on a criminal background check).

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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