How To Handle Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court Cases, Warrants, And Tickets: A Guide By An Attorney

The Kansas City Municipal Court is part of Judicial Circuit 16.  The courthouse is located at 511 E 11th St., Kansas City, MO  64106. It is located at the corner of Locust and 11th Streets.  The court hears misdemeanor cases (such as theft and assault), traffic cases (such as speeding and driving while suspended), municipal code infractions, animal ordinance violations, and even housing code violation cases that arise out of incidents alleged to have occurred in the metropolitan Kansas City Missouri area.  

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Massive Kansas Student Loan Debt Wiped Out In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Litigation By Our Law Firm

In early October 2022, Phillips & Thomas LLC successfully litigated a student loan adversary proceeding that arose out of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case in the District of Kansas.  The case was In Re Vasko (Adv. No. 21-6020, District of Kansas, June 7, 2021).  The facts were as follows.   

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Overland Park Municipal Court Cases, Tickets, And Charges: An Overview By An Attorney

The Overland Park Municipal Court court handles misdemeanor criminal, traffic, and probation violation cases that arise in this city. Some of the typical cases include: driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, shoplifting or theft, trespassing, minor in possession of alcohol, driving with an expired license or tag, and speeding.

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Veteran-Owned Kansas City Law Firm

Our Johnson County, Kansas law firm located in Leawood is a veteran-owned business.  One of our attorneys and owners, George Thomas, had a prior career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps before attending law school and becoming an attorney.  He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship from 1986 to 1990. 

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We Have Moved To A New Location In Leawood!

We have moved our bankruptcy, criminal defense, and traffic law firm to a new location in Leawood, Kansas. After spending the past 22 years located in Prairie Village, Phillips & Thomas, LLC, will now be located in beautiful Park Place in Leawood, Kansas. Park Place is located just one block north of Town Center Plaza Shopping Center and also is close to the former Sprint Campus. We are also near the busy intersection of 119th Street and Nall and are also just a few minutes south of I-435. The new address is:

Phillips & Thomas, LLC

5251 W. 116th Place, Ste. 200

Leawood KS 66211

Our phone number of 913-385-9900 and email addresses will remain the same. We look forward to serving you at our new location!

Missouri Expungement Laws: How To Remove A Criminal Conviction From Your Record In Missouri

Missouri changed the expungement laws on January 1, 2018, when Missouri statute §610.140 became effective.  The statute has been amended since its adoption.  This statute allowed for the expungement (removal) of a large number of offenses from the criminal record of a person  (felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions) that were previously ineligible for expungement.  However, those who are looking to have an old conviction in Missouri expunged should consult with an attorney at the earliest opportunity.  The statute is complicated, and an evaluation process is necessary to determine whether a person is eligible.

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Can Bankruptcy Help During The Covid-19 Coronavirus Crisis?


We have received many calls lately asking how bankruptcy can help during the financial crisis triggered by the the Covid-19 virus outbreak.  As everyone knows, recent months have seen unprecedented events disrupt the normal patterns of life all across the globe in the wake of the pandemic.  This turbulence has left many of us feeling apprehensive, uneasy, and insecure.  It has also caused a great deal of financial hardship for both businesses and individuals.  Many people are out of work, or have seen their incomes go down dramatically.

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Municipal Court Warrant Amnesty In Johnson County, Kansas

When a criminal case has been filed, an arrest warrant will often be issued by a judge.  Obviously, no one wants to have active warrants out there pending in the system, since it means a person can be taken into custody at any time.  It turns out that courts and law enforcement agencies don’t like active warrants, either.  The more warrants that are out there, the greater the burden of work that is placed on agencies to process and clear them.

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Update On Missouri’s New Law On Medical Marijuana

The marijuana law in Missouri, like much else in life, is constantly evolving.  Around the country, significant shifts have occurred in recent years with regard to longstanding laws about marijuana possession and prosecutions. In 2018 Missouri legalized the use of medical marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions who get approved by their doctor.

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Chapter 12 Farm Bankruptcy Reorganization in Missouri and Kansas

Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases in Missouri and Kansas, which are specifically designed for farmers, have been increasing in number in recent years as more and more farmers have been struggling with their debts.  Modern farming has become very dependent on access to credit and then being able to timely pay these debts. When a farmer has a bump in the road that inhibits their ability to pay their debts, it can often severely impact their ability to continue farming.  Chapter 12 bankruptcy is designed specifically to provide debt relief to farmers in this situation.  Our law firm has experience with these types of cases.

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