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Kansas City Traffic Lawyer


As a reputable Kansas City traffic lawyer, John Kitchin proudly brings more than 25 years to the KC metro and surrounding areas. He specializes in handling cases involving DUI, DWIs, MIPs, Speeding Tickets, and other minor traffic violations. His experience as a traffic lawyer has afforded him the opportunity to represent more than 5,000 clients for traffic-related cases.

Core Practice Areas

  • Driving Under the Influence (DWI) / Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Drug Possession
  • Suspended Hardship License & Reinstatement

John Kitchin’s experience as a trial attorney is broad, and is not merely limited to traffic-related cases. If you or someone you know is looking to fight a speeding ticket or criminal offense charge in the Kansas City area, make a call to Kitchin Law Firm today.

Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Leawood, KS

For more than twenty-five years John Kitchin has worked as an attorney, and during this time he served as an officer and as an attorney in the United States Marine Corps, a public defender in Johnson County, Kansas representing more than 500 individuals who were facing felony charges.

John also worked for one of the largest traffic law firms located in Missouri, where he represented more than 5000 individuals who were charged with a traffic violation. But, in August of 2018, John established the Kitchin Law Firm located in Leawood, KS were he provides criminal defense services for those facing felony, misdemeanor and traffic charges throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in Missouri and Kansas.

For criminal defense cases, our attorney can handle the following:

  • Underage Drinking, Drug Use, and Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Possession of Drugs & Other Drug Crimes
  • Domestic Violence & Assault
  • State Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Expungements

Criminal charges can leave long-lasting effects. You could be subject to getting points on your record, a license suspension or revocation, jail time, and/or significant fines.

Having a criminal record can also get in the way of day to day life — like renting a house or apartment, applying for college, or getting a decent job. It’s important to know the laws that are in place and what steps you need to take to protect your rights and your future.

In the event you get charged with a criminal offense in Leawood, KS, there’s a chance you’ll have to make an appearance in court. This is case dependent, however, and our attorney will inform you of the date, place, and time if you are required to attend.

Facing criminal charges in Kansas or Missouri? Learn how Kitchin Law Firm can give you the legal representation you need for your case.

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Trusted Overland Park DUI Attorney

Seeking an Overland Park DUI attorney to handle your case? Kitchin Law Firm has been defending clients for DUI and criminal charges in Overland Park since 2010.

How to Handle a DUI in Overland Park

When arrested and charged with DUI in Kansas, your future could be on the line. You may be at risk for losing your license, getting points added to your record, excessive fines, and jail time.

The first thing you need to do is… don’t panic. Don’t make any irrational decisions. Weigh your options, then find a reputable Overland Park DUI attorney to guide your through next steps.

While nobody is required to have legal representation, having a DUI attorney can help you preserve your rights and protect your future.

When to Request a Kansas License Administrative Hearing

At the time of your arrest for DUI in Kansas, the officer should give you a paper titled “Officer’s Certification and Notice of Suspension.” This is known as the Form DC-27, which is your temporary license for 30 days.

In Kansas, you have 14 days from the time of your arrest to request an administrative hearing. This hearing comes with a $50.00 fee that you must pay. If you fail to pay the $50, the request for the hearing will be denied. Similarly, if you don’t make a timely request, you’ll lose your right to an administrative hearing and your license will be suspended.

Why request an administrative hearing? This gives you the opportunity to contest the suspension or revocation of your Kansas Driver’s License.

Learn more about Kansas and Missouri license administrative hearings here.

For an experienced Overland Park DUI attorney to represent your case, John Kitchin is who you need at your defense. Our attorney will fight to protect your rights and save your Kansas license.

Kansas City Traffic Tickets and Criminal Defense

Kitchin Law Firm takes an aggressive approach to defending traffic tickets and criminal defense cases in the Kansas City metro and beyond.

Key Practice Areas:

  • Speeding tickets
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • License Suspension & Revocation
  • Other Minor Traffic Violations


Contesting a Kansas City Speeding Ticket

Before pleading guilty to a speeding ticket, you should analyze the situation and consider your options. What caused the traffic stop? What kind of ticket were you issued? Is it worth contesting?

When it comes to speeding tickets in Missouri, you have two options to consider.

  • Contest the traffic ticket and take it to trial
  • Try to get the ticket amended to a no-point, non-moving violation

An experienced Kansas City traffic attorney can help you save time, avoid high insurance premiums, and work to keep your record clean.

Missouri Abuse and Lose Laws: Under 21

In Missouri, it is against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol. To take it a step further, if a minor is found with alcohol in their possession, it is a criminal offense.

Missouri can suspend or revoke driving privileges of individuals who are under the age of 21 for the following:

  • Alcohol-related traffic offenses
  • Offenses involving the possession or use of alcohol while driving
  • Any offense for drug use or possession
  • Fake identification (alteration, modification, or misrepresentation of driver’s license)
  • Second offense for using or possessing alcohol for someone under the age of 18


Protect Your Missouri Driving Privileges with Kitchin Law Firm


Our Attorney Handles Traffic Violations in the Following Areas:

Reckless Driving
Careless & Imprudent Driving
Racing another vehicle
Attempting to elude a police officer
Passing another driver when visibility of oncoming traffic is limited
Distracted driving
Texting and driving
Cell phone use while driving
Weaving or crossing the centerline
Failure to yield
No Insurance
No driver’s license
Illegal/Improper turn
Suspension & Revocation
Leaving the Scene
Drug Offenses

Why Hire John Kitchin as Your Kansas City Traffic Lawyer

When considering a traffic lawyer, trust can be found in the numbers. Throughout his 25 years of experience, John Kitchin has won over 3,500 traffic and criminal defense cases.

Whether you’re facing a DUI in Kansas, DWI in Missouri, or other criminal defense charges, our traffic lawyer is who you want at your defense. Nobody cares more about your future than you. And, at Kitchin Law Firm, we’ll work hard to ensure your rights, record, and future are secure.

Don’t let yourself be defeated by traffic violations or criminal charges. Call Kitchin Law Firm today for a free consultation and learn how we can help get your life back on track!

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