Kansas City Missouri Misdemeanor Criminal Defense - starting at $450


If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the Kansas City MO area, you should definitely give us a call!!  The last thing you want to do is plead guilty to the crime, because that will result in some really bad long-term consequences.  Our goal will be to work out an equitable solution to the problem, and make sure that your record isn’t permanently scarred!


But unfortunate fact is that most people with a criminal charge in Kansas City MO do not seek out the aid of an attorney.  Or if they do look into hiring a Kansas City MO criminal defense lawyer, they quickly realize that it’s outside their price range.  As a result, most folks end up representing themselves.

However, if you choose to represent yourself, there is a very good chance that you’ll simply end up pleading guilty to the charge.  This happens all the time (all across the country).  Because the judge will eventually ask, “How do you plead?  Guilty or not guilty?”  You will likely respond with, “I don’t think I’m guilty.”  The judge will then say, “So do you want to get an attorney?”  And your predictable answer will be, “I can’t afford an attorney.”  After pausing for a moment, the judge will then say something like, “So then do you want to set this matter for trial?”  At this point, you’ll probably become frustrated, and blurt out, “But I don’t know how to do a trial!  I’m not an attorney!!”

I have watched this kind of interaction play out many, many times in court rooms all across the state of Missouri.  And 80% of the time, the judge will actually tell the defendant, “If you plead guilty to the charge, you won’t do any jail time.  And you can leave tonight, and pay a small fine.”  Once the defendant hears this from the judge, the person believes that the court is somehow showing leniency (and that they are going to get off scot free!!)  

But the exact opposite is true!  As soon as you plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge in Kansas City MO, it will become a part of your permanent record (where it will stay… forever).  Why is that a big deal?  Because later on down the road, you’ll go apply for a job somewhere.  Potential employers routinely run criminal background checks on new applicants.  If your record shows a misdemeanor charge, then there is a very good likelihood that you’ll be passed over as a candidate for the job.

Or if you go to rent an apartment, the same sort of situation will occur (because again, most landlords will nowadays run background checks on rental applications).  This will also frequently occur when you attempt to take out a business loan, a student loan, and even applying for certain licenses.  In other words, a guilty plea to a Kansas City MO misdemeanor can cause some tremendous long running headaches!!  So please do get in touch with us right away!  We will start to work on your case immediately, and try and get you the best deal possible.  For instance, many times we successfully negotiate a deal with the local prosecutor to get the criminal charge reduced down to a much lesser offense.  If we are able to accomplish this goal, then the lesser offense would not even appear on your record.  

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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