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Court Information:

The Prairie Village Municipal Court is located at:
7700 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

Telephone Number: (785)-242-6000

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the city. Traffic violations and violations of Prairie Village City Ordinances are handled in this court. In the Municipal Court there are no jury trials. A judge under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Code of Municipal Courts, the Kansas Rules of Evidence and the Prairie Village Municipal Code conducts all trials. Municipal Court should not be confused with Johnson County District Court. District court has jurisdiction over cases such as serious criminal offenses, divorce and domestic relations, damage suits, probate and administration of estates, guardianships, conservatorships, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters and small claims.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Arraignments: 8:00 a.m. Typically, the first, second, and third Tuesday of the month
Trials: 6:00 p.m. Every Thursday of the month, except fifth Thursdays when they occur.
Court dates and times may be canceled due to holidays or election days.

How can a Criminal Defense Attorney help?

The first thing a criminal defense attorney can do is investigate your case. A criminal defense attorney can listen to your side of the story as well as find out what law enforcement is alleging you did and what evidence they have against you. A criminal defense attorney can then give you an accurate analysis of your case and tell you the strengths and weaknesses of your possible defenses. A criminal defense attorney can act on your behalf to minimize any further damage. A defense attorney can advise you on what you need to do, and what you should not do. A criminal defense attorney can take the heavy load of stress surrounding your criminal charges and bring some solidarity and council to your situation.

Should I defend myself?

You would never think of performing brain surgery on yourself, so why would you ever try to defend yourself in a criminal case. When you are charged with a crime, you need help. Your life, liberty, and reputation are on the line and you need to defend them. You need an attorney that knows the ends and outs of the local courts, one that understands criminal procedure and can help achieve the best outcome possible for you. You need an defense attorney that can sit down with you, explain the law and give you accurate legal advice based on your specific facts. You need help and you need it from a qualified criminal defense lawyer.

What are some common criminal charges in the municipal court?

Municipal Courts only handle misdemeanor criminal cases. A list of common misdemeanor cases charged in Municipal court include:

DUI Charges
Driving on a Suspended Driver's License
Theft Charges
Assault Charges
Disorderly Conduct Charges
Drug Possession Charges
Minor In Possession Charges
Open Container Charges
Drug Paraphernalia Charges

What does it cost to hire a criminal defense attorney in Prairie Village, Kansas?

Things we consider when determining our Attorney's fees.:
(1) the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly;
(2) the likelihood, if apparent to the client, that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer;
(3) the fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services;
(4) the time limitations imposed by the client or by the circumstances;
(5) the nature and length of the professional relationship with the client;
(6) the experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers performing the services;

We always offer a free consultation. At that consultation, after hearing about your case we can give you an estimate as to Attorney's fees. For many misdemeanor cases we offer a flat rate option for our clients. We frequently make accomidations for payment plans on Attorney's fees.

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