Contact our Office. Because courts and prosecutors can vary significantly regarding the applicable amendment fines, court costs, and their willingness to enter into plea agreements or diversions, we ask that you provide us with your ticket information to get an initial estimate. To provide us the information necessary for us to assist you with your ticket, please fill out our Contact Form or send us your ticket information via email or fax at (816) 229-7278.
In our experience, most types of cases can result in a plea bargain (or diversion) that will result in an increased fine amount in exchange for a plea to a non-moving violation. In some cases, a plea bargain is not available, in which case, we have the education, knowledge and experience to offer our clients a strong and vigorous defense.
Our office follows up with you. After you provide this information, we will then review your ticket, and let you know our flat fee amount as well as an estimate of what the fees, fines and court costs are likely to be if we are able to work out an amendment with the prosecutor. Your fine amount to the court will depend on the individual jurisdiction, the severity of the charge, your driving record or other factors.
Payment. We will then discuss payment options. Once you have decided to use my firm’s services, we request that clients pay for our services with a credit card (we take credit cards via our website, over the phone or in person), cash (in person only), or or by a check (if there are at least two weeks before your court date). In some jurisdictions, we also request that the client pay me the estimated costs of the fine amount and court costs, which we will in turn pay to the court on your behalf. In other cases, once we have reached an agreement with the prosecutor, you are able pay the court directly.
We Represent You. After we have agreed on the above, my office will begin working on your case in an attempt to work out a plea, diversion, reduction in charges, or other agreement with the prosecutor. When this process has been completed, we will send a letter or email notifying you of your case’s disposition and include a receipt from the court.