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James P. Deffet

James P. Deffet

Law Offices of James P. Deffet LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Personal Injury ...
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes

  • DUI & DWI

  • Personal Injury

    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • Insurance Claims

    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance

  • Traffic Tickets

    Suspended License

Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and Mastercard
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
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Missouri
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Education
Drake University Law School
J.D.
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Providence College
B.A. | Double Major in History and Philosophy
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Professional Associations
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Current
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Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Current
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4 Questions Answered

Q. Arrested for dwi never received a citation in Missouri. I don't understand how they can charge me when I never got a tic
A: When you are arrested for a DWI you may not be charged immediately. Many times the prosecutor may wait for results of lab tests or review your prior convictions prior to charging. Although most first time offenders are issued a ticket before release, there is no requirement that a ticket be issued at the time of the arrest. There are many technical factors involved in a DWI charge and I would advise you at least consult with an attorney regarding the facts of your specific case.
Q. Should I fight a disorderly conduct charge when I swam for 20 min. after a few drinks but was not drunk?
A: The answer to your question depends on what the evidence is that you were acting disorderly. The facts of your situation and the evidence the prosecutor intends to rely on should be compared with the language in the specific ordinance or statute you are accused of violating.
Q. Are you required to sign a civil order/memo?
A: More information is needed to answer your question. Are you being requested to sign an order by an opposing party or is a trial judge ordering that you sign it? What is the subject matter of the order? It sounds as though you should talk to an attorney about the specifics.
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212 W. Main Street
Smithville, MO 64089
Telephone: (816) 532-2345