We are experienced criminal defense attorneys with extensive litigation experience in federal, state, and local courts. We have successfully handled numerous jury trials and bench trials on all types of felony and misdemeanor criminal matters. At Phillips & Thomas LLC, you will be working with an attorney who has a minimum of 18 years of real-world experience in the defense arena. You will always be able to speak to an attorney about your case when you call our office, and will not be directed to assistants or other parties. Our services in criminal defense cover a variety of areas:
- Before a person has been charged with a crime
- Being charged with a crime
- Appeals and post-trial matters after a case has finished
BEFORE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME
You may have had contact with law enforcement. Sometimes, people are contacted by police, detectives, or investigators who are looking for them to “make a statement”, or sit for an “interview”. Other situations arise where someone has an active warrant for their arrest, or has been served with a search warrant. In these situations, it is absolutely critical to call an attorney immediately before making any statements.
This is a frequently overlooked area of the law, and one in which making the right decisions right away can make a huge difference in the progress of a case. If you believe you need legal representation, it is important to call an attorney as soon as possible.
AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME
We represent clients in federal, state, and municipal courts on all types of charges, including white collar offenses, drug offenses, sex crimes, and violent crimes, including:
- All Felonies and Misdemeanors
- Bad Checks
- Drug Cases
- Domestic Batteries
- White Collar
- Sex Offenses
- Minors in Possession
- Adult & Juvenile Expungements
- Solicitations and Prostitution
- Active Warrants
- Asset Forfeitures
Whether the charge is a felony or a misdemeanor, it is always a serious matter and it is essential to have the guidance of an experienced trial attorney at the earliest possible stage. We have handled a very large number of felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal courts since 1998, and know how important your case is. For more information about specific categories of charges, click on the following links below:
APPEALS, EXPUNGEMENTS, PROBATION REVOCATIONS, AND DIVERSION VIOLATIONS
We handle criminal appeals to appellate courts for clients wishing to appeal a conviction or plea. We also handle probation violations, diversion violations, and related issues in this area.
You may wish to apply for an expungement of an old offense or arrest record, a pardon, or executive clemency. We handle all types of expungements, pardons, executive clemency, and related issues in Kansas, Missouri, as well as federal criminal pardons . Even after your case is finished, you may have additional ways of removing all types of things from your record.
Sometimes clients are placed on probation, diversion, or parole, and they face a revocation issue. This can carry the threat of a possible imposition of the underlying sentence. This can be because of a false positive on a urinalysis, problems with supervising officers, failures to pay court costs or fees, or new allegations unrelated to the underlying case, or failure to complete a class. Many clients do not realize that these issues can be disputed. You have the right to hold evidentiary hearings on these issues and explain things. This would give you the right to present your own side of the story.
These revocation problems can be resolved by diligent advocacy from your attorney. Even if a revocation motion has been filed against you, you still have rights, and you can still get out your side of the story.
Even if you are incarcerated or been convicted of a crime, you still have extensive legal rights. Special or extraordinary writs, including writs of habeas corpus, can be filed with state or federal courts to assert your rights. Convictions and legal judgments are still subject to legal review provided certain conditions have been met.
Please call us today for a free consultation at 913-385-9900.