DUI Defense Lawyer in Jackson County Missouri
If you have been charged with a DUI or Criminal Charge in Jackson County, Missouri the Law Offices of Charles R. Green can help. Being arrested can be an overwhelming, terrifying, disorienting and dehumanizing experience. Once you have been released from custody take stock of your situation, weigh your circumstances, and then talk to an experienced Jackson 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.
Steps to Take When Charged With DUI in Jackson County
Your first court date (arraignment) will usually 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 a Refusal, 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 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 law enforcement says you refused to cooperate and submit a sample. 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.
Jackson County Court Information
The 16th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri is part of the Missouri Court System and adjudicates both civil and criminal matters from small claims cases to felony murder cases. Jackson County Circuit Court hears cases filed by State Agencies including the Missouri State Highway Patrol , Jackson County Sheriff's Office, State Park Rangers and the Missouri Water Patrol. These offenses include Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Possession of Drugs (Marijuana or other Controlled Substances), Possession of Paraphernalia, Trespassing, Theft or Stealing, Firearms Violations, as well as Speeding Tickets, Careless Driving violations and other traffic infractions.
Jackson County History
Jackson County was once home to the Osage Native American tribe and the earliest white explorers were French fur traders. The Lewis and Clark expedition famously passed through Jackson County in 1804 on their way to the Pacific. Fort Osage was the first US military outpost within the Louisiana Purchadse Territory and remained open until 1822. Jackson County became part of the newly admitted State of Missouri on August 10, 1821; it is named for President Andrew Jackson. A statue of Jackson on horseback greets visitors at the entrance of the downtown courthouse. Our future President Harry S. Truman was the presiding judge in Jackson County at the time of the construction of the downtown courthouse in 1934 and was involved in its Art-Deco design. The old Jackson County Courthouse is now known as the Historic Truman Courthouse and is located on the Courthouse Square in Independence. Court is no longer held there, but at the recently-refurbished courthouse at 308 W. Kansas.
Jackson County Resources:
Jackson County Courthouse/ Kansas City, Missouri
415 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, Mo., 64106
Courthouse: (816) 881-3000
Jail (816) 881-4200
Jackson County Courthouse/ Independence, Missouri
308 W. Kansas
Independence, Mo., 64050
Jackson County Website: www.16thcircuit.org