The fear and anxiety associated with being under investigation or charged with a crime at any level can be overwhelming. During these difficult times, you need experienced lawyers that have been there before and can be trusted to aggressively represent your interests. With 35 years of Criminal Law experience, John P. O’Connor and P.J. O’Connor are ready to help you.
Choosing a criminal defense lawyer is similar to choosing a doctor, you should make a well-informed decision before putting your life in the hands of someone else. That is why we encourage you to look through our past results, some of which have drawn local and national media attention. We want to ensure that you are comfortable with our knowledge and skills before asking us to represent you.
If you have been charged with a Federal, State, or Municipal Crime, or believe you may be under State or Federal investigation – contact us. If you have received a letter from the United States Government telling you to call their office or to call a lawyer, contact our office immediately. You have rights and it is extremely important that you understand them and have someone on your side to help you defend them.
What’s more, with Kansas City being the only city in the country that exists in two states at the same time, Kansas and Missouri, it’s extremely important that you work with a criminal defense attorney that understands exactly how things work depending on what you are being charged with and where you are being charged.
Good results in a criminal case often come from the ability to work together quickly and with as much time available as possible. There is a lot of time-sensitive information that goes into building a defense against criminal charges. That is what makes it absolutely crucial that you contact the law firm of Wagstaff & Cartmell as soon as you find out that you are or may be facing criminal charges. The more time we have to investigate your case and plan your defense, the more likely you are to see good results. It’s that simple.
Real Trial Lawyers Ready To Fight For You
We have fully experienced trial attorneys who have acted as legal representation for defendants in hundreds of defense cases in municipal courts, state courts, and federal courts. We feel that it is our duty to stand up for the rights of any person accused of a crime. Our law office stands fully behind the American belief that if you are charged with a criminal offense, you are innocent until proven guilty. Every individual member of the firm will stand behind you and that belief to make sure that you get all the help you deserve.
Criminal Conviction Appeals
Just because you’ve gone to court and been convicted doesn’t mean the fight is over. You still have the right to appeal the decision and win back your freedom. If your first appearance in court didn’t go your way and you feel that your previous attorney didn’t put up the vigorous fight that he should have, our team is ready to go back and take another chance on getting your sentence reduced or charges dropped. We can help you in local, state, or federal conviction appeals cases.
Our team will fully research your original charges, the original trial, and the results. If we think it’s possible, we’ll provide you with a different path to take and another way to get the results you deserve. You’ll see that not all Kansas City criminal defense attorneys are the same.
Practice Areas And Criminal Charges We Can Help With
Our team of criminal defense attorneys is willing to deal with any type of criminal charges. From misdemeanors to felonies, simple traffic offenses to serious drug crimes, we’ll stand up for you and fight for your rights. From negotiation with the prosecution to full-blown trial proceedings, we’ll do whatever it takes to get the best results we possibly can. Following are some of the practice areas where our team can help you:
- White Collar Crimes And Corporate Criminal Investigations
- Fraud, Embezzlement Or Theft
- Health Care Fraud
- Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Violations And Antitrust Violations
- Public Corruption Or Bribery
- Perjury And False Statements
- Grand Jury Investigations
- Money Laundering
- Mortgage And Real Estate Fraud
- Computer And Internet Crimes
- Drug Offenses
- Felon In Possession Of Firearms Or Ammunition
- Bank Robbery And Other Hobbs Act Violations
- Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property
- Capital Murder
- RICO / Racketeering
- Fish And Wildlife Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Armed Criminal Action
- Assault All Forms
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Offenses
- Robbery, Stealing Or Theft In General
- Bad Checks Or Forgery
- Weapons Or Firearms Offenses
- Probation And Parole Hearing
- Post Conviction Hearings
MUNICIPAL CRIMES / ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS
- DUI / DWI
- Driving With Suspended Or Revoked License
- Domestic Violence
- General Ordinance Violations
Our Results Speak For Themselves
Our team of Kansas City criminal defense lawyers has a solid track record that backs up our claims. From low-level misdemeanor crimes to serious offenses with the potential for sentences including significant time in prison, our team has achieved better than average results for our clients time after time.
John P. O’Connor and P.J. O’Connor criminal defense specialists and they’ve achieved spectacular results for our clients, time and time again. You’ll find plenty of their individual results, as well as more information about each of them, on their biography pages. We also have a long list of more positive criminal defense case results that our firm has achieved for our clients.
Speak With An Experienced Kansas City Criminal Defense Lawyer
If if you believe you are only being charged with a minor crime that won’t result in any significant sentence, you should contact an experienced and qualified criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. One charge can lead to another, and even “small” crimes could have big sentences that you are unaware of. Trying to handle criminal charges on your own is never a good idea. You should most certainly never try to make use of legal advice that you find online, and don’t make any statements to law enforcement until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
You can reach us online anytime or call (816) 701-1100 to schedule an appointment. Your initial consultation is free and confidential. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your case and discuss exactly what we can do to help you.