DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY KANSAS CITY MISSOURI MUNICIPAL COURT
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The new official address for the Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court is at 511 E. 11th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106. The Court's phone number is 816.513.2700. The previous address was at 1101 Locust Street. Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court handles tickets issued by the Kansas City Missouri Police Department and other City agencies, including Parking Control. Kansas City Municipal Court is not to be confused with Jackson County Circuit Court, which is located at the Jackson County Courthouse, located at 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106, or the Jackson County Municipal Court, Division 301, which handles mainly tickets issued by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and is located at 308 W. Kansas Avenue in Independence, Mo., 64050.
The Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court adjudicates cases filed within the Kansas City Missouri Municipal City Limits which includes Jackson County, Missouri. Kansas City Municipal Court is the largest Municipal Court in Missouri and court sessions are held five days a week. Kansas City Missouri Court Dockets are scheduled at 9:00a.m., 10:00a.m., 11:00a.m., 1:30p.m., 2:30p.m., and 3:30p.m. . You can contact Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court directly at 816.513.2700.
Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court hears cases including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Possession of Drugs/ Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, trespassing on Casino property, assault, as well as Speeding and Traffic tickets, Careless Driving, Solicitation of Prostitution, and other violations and City Code infractions.
Steps to Take When Charged With DUI in Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court
Your first court date or arraignment may be at least a month or two from the date you receive the criminal complaint or ticket. However the timer starts running immediately on the right to contest the potential suspension of your Missouri Driving Privileges. In Missouri you have fifteen days from the date of a chemical test failure to request a Drivers License Hearing. If the Officer marked you down as Refusing Testing, a Petition for Review must be filed in Circuit Court within 30 days.
The Arresting Officer should have served you with a 15-Day Temporary Driver Permit (Missouri DOR Form 2385). The request for a Drivers License Hearing must be made within fifteen days of service of the form if a test failure ( B.A.C. of .08 or greater ) was recorded or a Petition for Review must be filed within 30 days if the Officer alleges you refused to cooperate and submit a sample.
Please Note: Failure to Request a Drivers License Within the time period will result in the forfeiture of the right to review and the automatic suspension of your Missouri Driving Privileges no matter what the ultimate outcome of the criminal case in court.
When you hire The Law Offices of Charles R. Green, one of the first steps we take on your behalf is to request the Drivers License Hearing with the Missouri Department of Revenue. Contact us today at 816.361.0964 or 913.383.3311 to discuss your options.
Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court Resources:
Kansas City Missouri Municipal Courthouse Link
511 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700
When you have been arrested and taken into custody, you have a short time frame to take steps to protect yourself. The process of an arrest includes the preliminary investigation, being handcuffed, taken into custody of law enforcement, booked, and placed in a holding or booking cell.
Under the U.S. Constitution, you have the right to be free from illegal search and seizure, and the police can not initiate an investigation without probable cause, whether on the road or on your property
After being arrested, you will be allowed to make a phone call, I recommend calling your attorney first and invoking your right to remain silent at all times.
You have the right to not answer any questions, and the officer must advise you of this right if he or she wishes to question you.