Individuals in the Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri areas and beyond in need of a DUI lawyer or criminal defense lawyer can look to Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC for effective and proven representation. We actively practice in the Kansas counties of Johnson (including but not limited to Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Leawood, Mission, and Prairie Village), Wyandotte, Douglas, Franklin and Miami and surrounding areas and in the Missouri counties of Jackson (including Kansas City), Clay, Cass, and Platte and surrounding areas. We have experienced attorneys with a mastery of criminal and traffic law who can help you with your legal issues. If you have been accused of a traffic violation, misdemeanor, or felony, you need a criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively represent you in court, as the penalties for a felony or DUI conviction can be severe and include the possibility of jail time.

Our attorneys have experience in drug-related cases, DUI cases, serious traffic offenses, felony cases involving one or more parties, and municipal court cases. We can help you on the road to recovery by ensuring that you have the legal protection that you are entitled to in court. Contact our office for a free consultation today.

Criminal Law

An experienced and knowledgeable attorney is of paramount importance in a criminal case because the penalties for a conviction can be severe and life-altering. Unlike civil cases, in which the vast majority of penalties incurred are financial, criminal cases can result in not only fines, but punishments that deny an individual’s basic liberties as well. These can include imprisonment, mandated government supervision during a period of probation, and the loss of your driving privileges. If you have been charged with a crime, a criminal defense lawyer can help protect your rights.

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor or felony, you need legal representation to ensure that you are given due process in court. As local jurisdictions often abide by sets of slightly different penal codes, trying a case is a very idiosyncratic process that requires the individuals involved to have intimate knowledge of the particular laws on the books. Our experienced attorneys have expert knowledge of the law in both Missouri and Kansas and are ready to help with your case today. If you would like to learn more about your criminal case schedule a consultation with our attorneys today.


Being convicted of a DUI can result in long-term restrictions, jail time, and hefty fines. If you have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, a DUI lawyer from Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC can help. We understand that people make mistakes and we believe that individuals should have a second chance. Our lawyers are able to provide informed legal counsel and protect your legal rights. In the case of a conviction, we can help you avoid jail time, minimize restrictions to your driving privileges and reduce or eliminate your fines. The attorneys at our staff have extensive experience dealing with DUI crimes, and they can apply this practical knowledge to your case.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a drunk driving violation in the Kansas City Metro area or surrounding counties, you should contact a DUI lawyer as soon as possible. Be aware that strict deadlines are imposed after being charged with DUI in which to appeal the suspension of your license, in some instances you have only 10 days. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney will greatly improve your chances of avoiding any serious repercussions. You can schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys where they will review your case and explain your options to you. They can recommend the best course of action for pursuing your defense.

Traffic Violations

If you have been in an automobile accident or been charged with driving on a suspended license, driving without insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, or any other type of traffic-related offense, the attorneys at Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC may be able to help. Traffic violations can result in a variety of penalties, including points being added to your license (which oftentimes result in higher insurance premiums), fines, and in some cases, a suspension of your license. Some serious traffic cases can even result in jail time particularly if there is an injury or death or if gross negligence can be proven. If you have been charged with a traffic violation, our attorneys may be able to help you avoid penalties that can affect your driving privileges and insurance costs. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to explain your legal rights to you, and our legal counsel can help you decide how best to proceed with your case. 

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