Defending DUI Charges in Cass County Missouri Since 1993
Have you been charged with a DUI or Criminal Complaint in Cass County?
The Law Offices of Charles R. Green has been defending Clients on DUI
and Criminal matters in Harrisonville, Missouri for more than twenty years.
Being arrested and charged can be a frustrating, impersonal, and overwhelming
experience. Once you have posted your bond and been released from jail
you will receive a complaint (ticket) with the first court date on the front.
Take a breath, get you vehicle out of the tow lot, and then talk to an
experienced Cass County DUI Lawyer.
Many DUI Lawyers in the Kansas City Area, including my office, charge nothing
for the initial consultation on your case; call us at 816.361.0964 to
discuss your options.
Get informed and take action to protect your rights and your future. We have been providing Aggressive Criminal Defense to our clients in the
Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area for more than 20 years and we are
dedicated one hundred percent to defending Criminal and DUI charges.
Requesting a Drivers License Hearing in Cass County:
The first court appearance, or arraignment, is a formal reading of the
charges against you and may be four to six weeks from the date you are
arrested and charged with DUI. However the clock starts running immediately
on the right to review or contest the potential suspension of your Missouri
Driving Privileges. In Missouri you have fifteen days from the date of
a chemical test failure (Breathalyzer result of .08 or greater) to request
a Drivers License Hearing. If the Officer maintains that you refused to
submit to testing, a Petition for Review must be filed in Cass County
within 30 days. The request for Administrative Hearing is a Civil matter
and is a completely separate matter from the criminal case (DUI) filed
against you. If the request is not made within the statutorily prescribed
time you lose that right to contest the suspension.
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 which
preserves your right to review and also allows you to continue driving
throughout the process.
Is a DUI Filed in State Court More Serious Than a Municipal Court Charge?
The Cass County Circuit Court hears cases filed by State Agencies, which
includes tickets issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cass County
Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Park Rangers, and Missouri Water
Patrol. These charges include Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Boating
While Intoxicated (BWI) , Possession of Marijuana or Paraphernalia or
other controlled substances, Speeding Tickets and other Traffic Violations.
A First-time DUI offense is still generally a Class B Misdemeanor, the
same as if it was issued by a Municipal Officer. Being charged in State
Court does not necessarily mean the charge is more serious, however Circuit
Court (State Court) proceedings are usually more formal than in a Municipal
Court, and defendants are charged under Missouri State Law, rather than
with a violation of City Ordinances.
Cass County History
Cass County Circuit Court is part of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court and
is located in Harrisonville, Missouri. The population according to 2010
census data is 99,478. The County was organized in 1849 and is named after
U.S. Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan who was also a candidate for President.
Harrisonville is the County Seat and Historic Downtown Harrisonville includes
numerous historical markers and attractions such as the Historic Harrisonville
Courthouse and Town Square, shops and restaurants.
Cass County Resources:
Cass County Courthouse:
Cass County Justice Center
2501 W. Mechanic St.
Harrisonville, Mo., 64701
Cass County Detention Center (Jail): 816.380.5200