Independence Municipal Court Lawyer

Why are Hamilton & Associates The Best Lawyers for Independence Municipal Court?

  • Cost
  • Success Rate
  • Professionalism

Do you really have an Independence Municipal Court traffic ticket?

There is confusion frequently between Independence Municipal Court, Jackson County Municipal Court, and the Circuit Court of Jackson County at Independence.

Each of these types of tickets is given in the City of Independence, Missouri. One is for local City of Independence police officers (Independence Municipal Court) the second is Jackson County Municipal Court (Jackson County Sheriff’s Department).   The third type would be the Circuit Court of Jackson County at Independence (the Missouri State Highway Patrol).

Look at your traffic ticket for Independence. In the upper left hand corner should be the type of department that gave you the citation. It should read Independence City Police.

Why hire us for your Independence Municipal Ticket?

  1. Success – We regularly succeed in resolving Independence Municipal traffic tickets and criminal charges. We have known the Judges and Prosecutor for over two decades; so we are intimately familiar with their preferences and requirements.We keep Independence tickets off of criminal record, clean your driving record and save points off one’s driver’s license. We avoid jail time and save our client’s money.
  2. Cost – You get the benefit of our “economics of scale.” We handle many Independence Municipal cases. This means we don’t always have to make special trips just for you.We have more meaningful experience with Independence Court than any other Kansas City law firm. This means you don’t have to pay us to learn. We know what to do to help you. We spend less time; our costs are less, you save money.
  3. Professionalism – Hamilton & Associates, Lawyers take pride in knowing the details of the law, your case, Independence Court and its’ personnel.Knowing the people that will be deciding your case is important. Having their ear and respect is paramount, and only comes from decades of working together.Think about it; if you want to get somewhere fast, you want to have a driver who knows the route and drives best. The same is true with your Independence Municipal attorney. Hire the best attorneys for the best result.

Where is Independence Municipal Court?

111 E. Maple Street
Independence City Hall
Independence, MO 64050
Telephone#: 816/325-7230

What is Independence Municipal Court’s Website Address?

When is Independence Municipal Court?

Hours of Operation of Independence Municipal Court are:
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Court Clerk telephones are answered from 8:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., but do not to expect to get far with this. Independence Municipal Court is under-funded and there are, frankly too few court clerks to ideally handle the case volume. This court’s staff works very hard…

The Cashier’s office operates from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Expect a line of approximately fifteen minutes.

When are Independence Municipal Court Sessions?

The Court is in session on TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, and THURSDAY. Independence Municipal Court dockets are 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

There are Friday morning court sessions for domestic violence charges.

Who are the Judges?

The Independence Municipal Court is presided by: Judge Garry L. Helm.  He handles the majority of Independence Municipal Court traffic citations, Driving While Intoxicated, and other misdemeanor crimes from Independence Police Department.

Judge Susan Watkins also handles a number of the dockets. You will also see her on the Friday Domestic Violence docket.

Who are the Prosecutors?

Independence Municipal Court Prosecutor, Mitch Langford is the primary prosecutor of Independence City.

There is also a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Ellen Greenburg.

Driving While Intoxicated – DWI / DUI

Driving while intoxicated cases in Independence Municipal Court are going to require two (2) years of probation. There will be a difference in price between whether you took the Breathalyzer or whether you refused the Breathalyzer. There will also be a difference on whether it is your first time or if you have had multiple driving while intoxicated charges. The Court Prosecutor for Independence will know. We will need to know that.

You will have two years of probation. We are likely to keep it off of your criminal record. We can usually save your driver’s license. You will have to take the SATOP course and the Victim’s Impact Panel (VIP). Driving under the influence cases are complex. Every nuance cannot be explained over a website. For details, call our office.

Driving While Revoked / Driving While Suspended

We will be able to keep this traffic ticket off of your criminal record. We will keep your DWS traffic ticket off of your driving record. This is almost assured.

There will be a price difference. This will depend upon whether or not you can get your driver’s license reinstated.

Call the Missouri State Department of Revenue Driver License Bureau Points Division at (573) 751-4475.

Type in your driver’s license number or Social Security Number, ask the Driver License Bureau what it will take to reinstate you license.

Speeding Violations in Independence Municipal Court

The Prosecutors at Independence will issue different fine amounts depending upon your speed. You should call my office and ask what the costs will be. Once I know the speed, I can tell you the traffic ticket cost.

No Insurance in Independence Municipal Court

There are two prices for no insurance in Independence City Court. The different traffic ticket cost depends upon whether or not you remain uninsured.