The Service Law Offices offers assertive, results-focused representation to those charged with felonies and misdemeanors in the Kansas City Metro area and surrounding Missouri counties. We are heavily involved in making our community a better place, and we believe that one of the best ways to do that is to ensure that everyone receives the legal representation they need. To help accomplish this, we keep our fees affordable so you can have an attorney with you when you stand accused of a crime.
Misdemeanors come in a wide variety of offenses, including disturbing the peace, drug possession (up to a specific weight), wrongful imprisonment and certain types of DUI offenses. The penalties for misdemeanor convictions include:
15 days to one year in jail
$300 to $1,000 in fines (not including restitution for damage)
A criminal history that can harm your ability to find employment or housing
Even a seemingly minor offense can cause significant damage, so you should contact our attorneys as soon as you have been charged or believe you will be charged.
Felony offenses also stem from a broad range of offenses. These offenses include major drug crimes, fraud, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, and rape. Felony offenses are given specific classifications (Class D through Class A), and the consequences of conviction change depending on the classification. An example of how severely these consequences vary is that Class D felonies can result in a maximum of five years in prison, while Class A felonies carry a minimum sentence of 10 years (and a maximum sentence of life).
This difference highlights the need for effective representation. Our felony defense attorneys not only fight for your interests but also understand the impact that getting a charge reduced to a lesser offense can have on you and your family.