Criminal Law Defense Attorneys in Kansas City

At RS Law, Attorneys at Law, we are experienced with Criminal Law. We know people are human and make mistakes. Our job is to give you the best representation under the law to make sure you get the best possible outcome. Call RS Law if you need help with traffic violations, DUI/DWI defense, shoplifting/theft, robbery, burglary, domestic violence & abuse, assault/battery, drug possession, or white collar crime. Our lawyers will treat you with respect and make sure you understand the legal process and how it works.

DUI/DWI Legal Help in Kansas City

Our attorneys know the ins and outs of DUI/DWI law. With each DUI or DWI arrest, two different and distinct consequences arise. The first, is your criminal DUI or DWI charge. The second, is the administrative suspension of your driving privileges. No matter what the disposition is of your criminal DUI or DWI charge, even if it’s just your first DUI/DWI, you can lose your driving privileges from 30 days to as much as one year. If you’ve had previous DUI/DWI charges, you could increase the administrative suspension time of your driving privileges up to even 5 or 10 years. We can help with this. Trust your case to RS Law.

With a first offense, usually two things can happen. Diversion or Suspended Imposition of Sentence. In a Diversion, you agree to pay all fees and costs and follow other court-imposed conditions, which may include attending some sort of program or completing community service in exchange for the case being dismissed at the end of the diversionary period. With Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS) the imposing of a sentence is suspended (avoided) and you go straight to a probationary period, with similar conditions. If you make it through that successfully, the charges are dismissed. These options are not available to everyone in every case, so it is important to talk with a Missouri DUI/DWI lawyer and criminal law attorney like RS Law to learn more.

With multiple offenses, the penalties increase. Every alcohol-related conviction after the second is eligible to be charged as a felony, which includes a minimum of 10 days in jail before you are possibly granted probation. In Missouri, there are four main categories for multiple-offense DUI/DWI charges.

  • Prior offender (class A misdemeanor): With conviction of a second offense comes a minimum of 10 days in jail before you are eligible for probation, even if you are granted probation, or at least 240 hours of community service.
  • Persistent offender (class D misdemeanor): The persistent offender designation comes with the third conviction. It brings a minimum of 30 days in jail or 480 hours of community service.
  • Aggravated DUI / DWI offender (class C felony): With three or more prior convictions come the “aggravated offender” designation and a minimum of 60 days in jail.
  • Chronic offender (class D felony): By the time you are convicted of a fourth DUI / DWI, you will be a felon serving a minimum sentence of two years in prison.

Before You Pay that Traffic Ticket – Call Us

If you are like the vast majority of Americans, losing your driving privileges would be catastrophic, preventing you from getting to work and doing many of the other activities that are essential to your lifestyle. Your best interest is not served if you just pay your traffic ticket. A question we hear often from clients is: “Can you fix my ticket?” In most cases, yes, we can amend your ticket. Due to the high volume of traffic violation cases some prosecutors have on their docket, they are willing to amend a ticket rather than being forced to go to trial. In some cases, we can negotiate a plea for a nonmoving, nonpoint violation, which is traditionally not reported to the Department of Revenue, in exchange for an increased fine paid to the court. Most of the time, we can take care of keeping your driving record clean, and you will not even need to appear in Court. Call us for help with criminal law and any traffic offense including speeding, school & construction zone offenses, careless driving, careless & imprudent driving, driving while suspended and more.

Our Lawyers Will Represent You in Assault/Battery Legal Cases

Battery is the crime of intentionally making contact with another person in some way. Prosecutors often charge “assault” and “battery” in the same case, however they are separate crimes. To be a battery, there must be an unwanted physical contact with a person’s body, clothing or something they are holding or making contact with. While a person typically commits a battery by punching or kicking another person, a battery can also be committed with an object, including an object which is not usually considered a weapon, such as a lamp. Battery offenses include a variety of potential misdemeanor and felony battery charges, including, but not limited to:

  • Simple misdemeanor battery
  • Aggravated battery
  • Felony battery
  • Felony battery with great bodily injury
  • Battery upon a peace officer
  • Domestic battery
  • Child battery

Punishments for misdemeanor battery may or may not include a jail sentence, while punishments for felony battery often include jail time or a state prison sentence depending on the severity of an alleged victim’s injuries.

We Focus on White Collar Crime Legal Defense & Criminal Law

When an individual commits a financial crime, usually (but not always) in a business environment, it is referred to as a white collar offense. A serious situation exists if you are under investigation or have been arrested for or charged with a white collar crime. It is important for you to immediately contact a top criminal law defense attorney with experience defending against white collar crime charges. At RS Law, our lawyers have experience representing those accused of white collar financial crimes. While white collar crimes are typically non-violent offenses, they are often charged federally, particularly if the offenses include conduct that crosses state lines. There has been a boost in law enforcement teams targeting white collar crimes due to the rampant increase in corporate fraud in recent years. There are many offenses that are considered white collar crimes:

  • Bank fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Automotive fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Medical and healthcare fraud
  • Internet fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Counterfeiting
  • Bankruptcy fraud

If you have been accused of any of the above crimes, including DUI/DWI, traffic violations, shoplifting/theft, assault/battery, drug possession, or white collar crime, give RS Law, Attorneys at Law a call. Our experience in these criminal law areas will help you through the legal process and ensure you get the minimum sentence possible. We make the complicated, less complicated.