DWI Lawyer in Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court
The Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court is a division of the 16th Judicial
Circuit and is the largest Municipal Court in the State of Missouri. It
is located at 1101 Locust St., Kansas City, Mo., 64106. Kansas City, Missouri
Municipal Court is located 1 block northeast of the Jackson County Courthouse
in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Court employs several full-time
Judges, an experienced and seasoned staff of Prosecutors, and almost 100
employees. There are nine courtrooms which are listed alphabetically (
A Court, B Court, etc.).
Kansas City Municipal Court handles Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
and/or Drugs (DUI), Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia
cases, DUI Checkpoint cases, Disturbing the Peace, Assault, Solicitation
and Patronizing of Prostitution, Careless and Imprudent Driving charges
, Speeding Tickets and other City Code Violations. There is no right to
a Jury Trial in Kansas City Municipal Court, any appeals are made
de novo to Jackson County Circuit Court. The Court is open from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
, Monday through Friday.
How to Request a Drivers License Hearing in Kansas City, Missouri
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 an alleged chemical test failure (.08 or above)
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 this form if a test failure ( B.A.C. of .08
or greater ) was recorded; 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.
Can Missouri Suspend my Out of State License for a DUI?
If you are stopped for DUI in Kansas City Missouri and consent to a breath
test and register a .08 or above the Missouri Department of Revenue can
suspend your Missouri Driving Privileges for 30 days on a first occurrence.
This will not immediately affect your out-of-state Driver License unless
you hold a CDL (Commercial Class) Driver License. If it is alleged that you refused the test, that period increases to a
potential one-year period of suspension of your Driving Privileges in
the State of Missouri. You have 15 days to request a Drivers License Hearing
with the Missouri Department of Revenue if it is alleged you tested at
.08 or above.
If the Officer certified that you refused to submit to testing (Refusal),
a Petition for Review must be filed in the Circuit Court of the County
of jurisdiction within thirty (30) days. While an administrative drivers
license suspension may not immediately affect your Drivers License in
your home state, a criminal conviction will eventually follow you home
to your local DMV per the
Interstate Driver License Compact if you plead guilty or are found guilty in Court.
Contact our office at 816.361.0964.
Get informed, take action to protect your rights and your future.
Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court Information
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the fifth largest municipality
in the Midwest. Most of the City limits are within Jackson County, but
some parts extend into Cass, Clay, and Platte Counties. Kansas City is
home to several popular entertainment districts, including the Country
Club Plaza, the Crossroads District , Westport, Kansas City Power and
Light District and adjacent Sprint Center, and the River Market District.
Kansas City and Jackson County recently lost a powerful tool heavily utilized
in KC to enforce DUI laws and promote DUI awareness. DUI Sobriety checkpoints
are in the process of being canceled or severely cut back in Kansas City
due to recent Missouri legislation that has effectively canceled State
funding of DUI checkpoints in Missouri. Future DUI enforcement in Kansas
City will rely more heavily on DUI Saturation Patrols or 'Wolfpacks'.
Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court Resources:
Kansas City Missouri Municipal Courthouse Link
1101 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 513-2700