JACKSON COUNTY MISSOURI MUNICIPAL COURT DUI LAWYER
DUI Defense Lawyer in Jackson County Missouri Municipal Court
If you have been charged with a DUI or Criminal Charge in Jackson County, Missouri Municipal Court 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 Municipal Court DUI Lawyer.
Many DUI Lawyers in the Kansas City Metro 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 Municipal Court
Your first court date 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 maintains that you refused 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 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 Municipal Court Division 301 Information
In 2008 Jackson County formed the Jackson County Municipal Court to adjudicate general County Ordinance Violations, which include DUI tickets issued by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. Jackson County Municipal Court dockets are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in the Jury Room (Room 157) on the first floor of the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, Missouri. The Jackson County Municipal Court hears cases issued under Jackson County Ordinance Violations and includes cases filed by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office . 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 European fur traders. The Lewis and Clark expedition passed through Jackson County in 1804 on their way to the Pacific. Fort Osage was the first US military outpost within the Louisiana Purchase 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 Jackson County 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, Missouri. Court is no longer held there, but at the recently-refurbished courthouse at 308 W. Kansas Ave., Independence, Mo., 64050. Jackson County Municipal Court is held in Division 301 which is located on the first floor at 308 W. Kansas Ave..
Jackson County Resources:
Jackson County Municipal Court, Division 301
Jackson County Courthouse/ Independence, Missouri
308 W. Kansas , Division 301
Independence, Mo., 64050
County Municipal Court Administrator: (816) 881-1697
Jackson County Criminal Records: (816) 881-4500
Jail (816) 881-4200
Jackson County Website: www.16thcircuit.org