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Do you need a criminal defense lawyer in Kansas City?  Hale Robinson & Robinson helps communities across Missouri and Kansas understand and navigate their legal criminal defense options to the fullest extent possible.

Criminal Defense Law Services

Our criminal law lawyer has in-depth experience with criminal defense cases, including DUI/DWI, traffic tickets, assault, drug charges, domestic assault, gun charges, theft/stealing, and burglary. We encourage you to book a free lawyer consultation for whichever criminal defense service you need!


From a DUI attorney’s perspective, the most common penalty for a DUI involves your driving privilege; however, depending on the seriousness of the events, you could get jail time. If convicted of a DUI, Missouri automatically suspends or revokes your driving privileges, but you may be able to request an immediate “restricted driving privilege.” If you’ve been charged with DUI, call DUI lawyer Rico Robinson immediately.

Traffic Ticket

Traffic tickets seem harmless but can lead to severe penalties. Missouri uses a ‘point’ system to determine if your license will be suspended or revoked. Once convicted of a moving violation, points are added to your record. If you accumulate a certain amount of points, your license will be suspended or revoked. Hale Robinson & Robinson traffic ticket lawyers can prevent you from getting points.


If you are charged with assault, it is vital to know the degree of assault you were charged with. There are three main assault charges: 1. First Degree Assault, 2. Second Degree Assault, 3. Third Degree Assault. Assault charges are severe and can result in jail time. A Hale Robinson & Robinson assault lawyer can defend you against all assault charges.

Drug Possession

A drug possession charge could have serious consequences. The law classifies drugs into multiple ‘schedules.’ Depending on the ‘schedule’ of the drug and the amount you were caught with, you could get jail time. When you have a Hale Robinson & Robinson drug defense attorney represent you, we will review the charges to determine if an illegal search was conducted or violated your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence charges will appear on your record and could hinder your future in many ways. Most domestic abuse charges result from an altercation between family, spouses, friends, etc. Contact a domestic violence defense attorney at Hale Robinson & Robinson. We’ve gotten several domestic abuse cases wholly dismissed. Book a free consultation to evaluate your charges.

Protection Order Violations

Protection orders usually are a natural result of domestic abuse issues. Courts will grant a protective order even without hearing from the alleged abuser. This leaves the door open for a person to receive a protective order without even knowing the order. If you have violated an order, call a protection order lawyer at Hale Robinson & Robinson immediately.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

What is Criminal Law?

Once you have been charged with a crime, the first thing you should do is consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Criminal law in this country is based on punishment for those who commit crimes.

A criminal defense lawyer works on your behalf to minimize this punishment and, in some cases, eliminate the punishment altogether.

100% CLIENT CENTRICWhy Choose Hale Robinson & Robinson?

The legal process can be overwhelming. At Hale Robinson & Robinson, our criminal defense lawyer will take a collaborative approach to your case.

We have multiple lawyers with decades of experience. We’ve put our heads together to design effective strategies most benefit you. In addition to all our experience working in front of the judge, our criminal defense lawyer has experience working beside judges as law clerks.

Knowing how the system works from the inside is invaluable and allows Hale Robinson & Robinson to be ahead of the game.

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What Sets Us Apart

ZEALOUS ADVOCACYWhat sets us apart?

When you hire us to represent you in your criminal defense case, we believe these unique qualities are what set us apart:

  • Honesty – our lawyers will be honest and upfront with you about your case and the possible outcomes. We promise never to tell you what you want to hear and always to provide you with realistic expectations.
  • Communication – we’ll update you on your case weekly, so you are never in the dark about what is happening.
  • Detailed – We do not have a “one-size-fits-all” approach – our attorneys do not work off templates and will ensure everything filed is specific to the goals you are trying to meet.
  • Genuine – our attorneys each specialize in an area of law they are passionate about and have decided to dedicate their careers to, which fuels their passion for helping drive the best results possible.

Top Criminal Defense Law FAQ

If you don’t find your answer – use our contact form to send in your questions, or book a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney now.

What Should I Do After an Arrest?

If you are arrested, hire a lawyer immediately. Do not speak with the police before retaining counsel. It is imperative that you do not miss any court dates, so make a note of your next court date and hire a lawyer before that date. If you are unable to hire an attorney before your first court date, you can request a continuance to allow for more time to retain counsel. Once you retain a lawyer, they can walk you through the criminal process.

What Is the Difference Between a Felony & a Misdemeanor?

The difference between a felony and a misdemeanor involves the level of punishment that is attached to each. When you are charged with a misdemeanor, you are likely facing a fine and a conviction on your record. While you can get a prison sentence for certain misdemeanors, it will not be more than a year. A felony on the other hand is punishable by one or more years in prison. Both misdemeanors and felonies are serious and should not be taken lightly. Convictions could stay on your record forever depending on the charge.

What Should I Do if I Was Charged with a DUI?

If you are charged with a DUI, contact a lawyer quickly. You will be given a notice of a court date. It is vital that you retain a lawyer to attend court for you. We do a blanket request to receive all body cam footage, dash cam footage, police reports, etc. to determine if the police followed the procedure correctly. If they did not, we can suppress that evidence and possibly get a DUI charge dismissed. If they followed the procedure correctly, there are still legal claims we can make so that this charge doesn’t affect your future.

Do I Need an Attorney if I Plan on Pleading Guilty?

Absolutely. Prosecutors will take advantage of the fact that you are inexperienced in this field. If you are planning to plead guilty, a lawyer can get you the best deal possible. That can mean a lesser sentence or even a dismissal of charges. You should never go in front of the judge in a criminal matter without proper representation. Prosecutors are not going to give you a good deal if you represent yourself.

Is there a difference between probation and parole?

Yes, there is a difference. You get probation while you are free, and you get parole while you are in prison. Probation is given as an alternative to prison. In Missouri, probation is commonly described as ‘SIS’ (suspended imposition of sentence). This means that you were convicted of a crime, but instead of going to jail, you will have to report to a probation officer for a given amount of time. Parole is simply the process of shortening the amount of time you must spend in prison.

When I am arrested, should I speak with a police officer?

If you are arrested, hire a lawyer immediately. Do not speak with the police before retaining counsel. Even if you are detained, you have the right to remain silent. Simply say, ‘I want a lawyer,’ and your lawyer can coordinate a deal or a dismissal of charges. Once you make it clear that you want a lawyer, the police can not ask further questions. Even if you are innocent, it is best practice to consult with a lawyer before talking to the police.

Will my case go to trial?

That depends on the circumstances surrounding your case including the charges, the evidence against you, and the prosecution’s willingness to negotiate. Once charges are filed and you hire a lawyer, your lawyer will begin to acquire evidence. If there is strong evidence in your favor, your lawyer will use this as leverage to get your case dismissed. If the prosecutor is not willing to drop the charges or reduce them to charges that appease the client, the trial is most likely unavoidable.

What crimes are considered domestic violence?

Domestic violence includes assaulting, threatening, or any abusive acts directed towards family or a household member. The most common domestic violence charge is domestic assault. These types of charges are categorized based on the harm that was caused (e.g. 1st degree of domestic assault). Domestic assault occurs when you attempt, cause, or place another in fear of physical injury or pain.

What type of crimes does your firm handle?

Our lawyers have experience with criminal defense cases including DUI/DWI, traffic tickets, assault, drug charges, domestic assault, gun charges, theft/stealing, and burglary. If you have been charged with a crime, contact Hale Robinson & Robinson for a free lawyer consultation.