THE LAW OFFICE OF DENISE KIRBY        KANSAS CITY'S AWARD-WINNING DWI DEFENSE        816-221-3691

THE LAW OFFICE OF DENISE KIRBY
KANSAS CITY'S AWARD-WINNING DWI DEFENSE
816-221-3691

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About

THE LAW OFFICE OF DENISE KIRBY

I Bring A Personal AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH

TO EVERY CASE I WORK ON, WHICH IS WHY

MY CLIENTS APPRECIATE ME

AND WHY THEY REFER ME TO THEIR FRIENDS.

DUI Defense Attorney, Denise Kirby courthouse steps portrait
About Denise

Overview

I have lived in the Kansas City area most of my life, and I have practiced law in Kansas City since I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. I am licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas.

I am the President of the Missouri DWI Defense Institute and the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice. I am the Co-Chair of the Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, which is the largest DWI training seminar for attorneys in the state, with over 300 DWI attorneys attending each summer. I am on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and I am one of only 4 members of the MACDL DWI Committee.

Awards & Honors

Top 100 DWI Attorneys – National Association for DUI Defense

“10 Best” Criminal Lawyers in MO Based On Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers – The American Society of Legal Advocates

Top 1% – The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Leadership

President – Missouri DWI Defense Institute

President – Missouri Society for Criminal Justice

Board of Directors – Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

DWI Committee – Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Speaking Engagements

Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar – I am honored to be the Co-Chair of the Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, which is the largest DWI training seminar for attorneys in the state, with over 300 DWI attorneys attending each summer.

Challenging Prior Convictions in the Criminal DWI Case – I frequently lecture on this topic across the state of Missouri.

The 2017 Criminal Code Revision – The Missouri DWI Defense Institute – Program Chair

Defending Drug Cases in State Court Part One & Part Two – Missouri Bar Association

Missouri DWI – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Client – Missouri Bar Association

What You Need To Know – Kansas City Municipal Court – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Municipal Court Update – Defense Forum – Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Education

Georgetown University Law Center – Juris Doctor, 1994

Missouri State University – B.S. with honors, 1990

NHTSA Certified in the Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Publications

DWI Law & Science 2012/2015

Work Experience

Shook Hardy & Bacon – Kansas City, MO 1994-1996

The Law Office of Denise Kirby 1996- Present

Many attorneys think administrative license hearings are

rarely winnable, as the win rate for drivers

in the state is reportedly 4%.

My win rate in 2016 was over 90%.

My promise is simple:

I will do my best to get the result you desire

in your DWI case.

Denise Kirby

What My Clients Say About Me

(current reviews)
  • ” 8 DUI's
    I am not proud of the number of DUI's I have had which is why I'm writing anonymously. I couldn't be more pleased with the results Denise negotiated for me. I had my license back in 1 year and only 2 days shock time. I do not say this to brag, but to show what an Amazing lawyer Denise is. I was afraid of going to jail, losing my job, my house.......my life. Whether it is your first or eighth offense, you want Denise Kirby fighting for you. She is professional and will work tirelessly to defend your rights. I believe her name and reputation precedes her in any court in Kansas City and surrounding areas. I promise, you will not be disappointed.
  • ” Amazing!
    When I got my DUI, I went to Denise and she was on top of her game! She helped me out big time my top DUI lawyer of choice!
  • ” Great Attorney!
    Denise gave me realistic expectations in our initial meeting, Then, she delivered better than expected results. I would recommend her to my friends or anyone!!!
  • ” Best Lawyer money can buy
    Searching for a DWI layer isn’t pretty, and it isn’t fun. Most will find it scary, having seen Denise’s reviews and her achievements I put faith and trust into her and reached out. Not once did I question my decision after getting in contact. Denise thoroughly laid the steps she would take and how the process should play out. Denise asked the necessary questions and responded in detail every day along the way. My case was not pretty nor was it an easy win (although she made it seem that way). I was pretty much caught red handed and took the wrong steps during my arrest. Denise won my refusal hearing and all charges including my DWI, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and careless driving were all dismissed. I mean it with all my being I owe her more than money. She saved my future literally and I could not have asked for better representation. A+++ . I will recommend her to family and friends if need be and I recommend if you’re reading this to trust your gut and Go with Denise.
  • ” Denise, the best lawyer in the game for a DUI.
    My DUI was in Kansas City, Missouri. The officer who pulled me over was higher up in the DUI Task Force, but my situation was suspicious from the beginning. I was told I had a light out in the back of my car when I did not and was forced to do a sobriety test with heels on. A personal reference took my case at first that was a lawyer who did not specialize in DUI law. They thought that fighting the charges would not be a good idea since I did eventually blow at the station. I felt deep down there was more that could be done due to the circumstances and I wanted to at least try and fight the charges. I did my research and found Denise from her fabulous reviews. After I reached out, she was quick to get back with me and was very eager to hear the details of my case. She was immediately willing to defend me, and the results were better than I could have ever expected. The complete process took a little over a year due to covid and the court pushing back hearing dates, but she was able to win my license hearing last Summer. I never lost my license or received a breathalyzer. Last month, my criminal case concerning my DUI was decided and Denise was able to get three tickets including my DUI charge dismissed and completely taken off my record. If you want a lawyer that will listen to you and fight to get the best possible outcome, Denise is the Lawyer for you!
  • ” Denise Kirby is a Great Lawyer
    Denise Kirby came very highly recommended to me and my case. As I was facing multiple felony charges including felony DUI and felony drug possession, her knowledge and experience proved to be paramount in getting the result we wanted. She was able to get both charges amended and I did not serve jail time. I suggest anyone who is facing serious charges in the KC area to contact Denise Kirby because she is a serious lawyer.
  • ” Can’t recommend enough.
    I spoke with several friend and family attorneys. Each time I walked away with the impression that all they could do is help with the filings and going through the motions of dealing with a DUI. Denise was the only person I spoke with that gave me confidence that my DUI was something we could beat, and that there would be as minimal interference with my life as possible.
    The longer I worked with Denise, the less stress I felt about my DUI. That alone was invaluable.
    Denise Kirby not only made the entire process as stress free as possible, but she was also able to get both charges brought against me dropped; a possibility I could never imagine with any of the other attorneys I’d spoken with.
  • ” Administrative hearing DWI charge amended
    Very easy to deal with. Listened to my concerns about my DWI charge, acted, and got the job done. Could not have asked for a better outcome! Thanks for everything done throughout this process and would recommend to anyone needing help of a truly horrible situation.
  • ” Absolutely Astonishing Performance!!
    Wow! Where to begin.... I made some bad decisions that could have potentially have huge impacts on my life and career. I was on 4th alcohol driving incident, with the last one causing damage to other people's property. I needed a lawyer who would mitigate the consequences so I could get back to leading a normal life. Denise was that lawyer.... From the initial consultation I felt that she truly did know what she was doing. She was upfront, honest and reassured me that she would do everything in her power to ensure that this did not completely ruin my life. The entire case drew out an entire year with Denise not backing down and using her professional acumen to ensure that I got the results that I felt comfortable with. End of that day, I got an SIS (record will be cleared of anything after probation). This is an amazing result considering my record and the accident that damaged another person property. Do not hesitate to hire her, she is skilled, caring, upfront, honest and she is the best at what she does.

DUI and DWI Criminal Defense Attorney

Denise Kirby is an award-winning criminal law attorney. Contact our firm to request her services.

When you face a criminal accusation, whether a DWI or another criminal offense, it can be challenging to navigate the penalties that arise. Having the proper protection against the penalties of your case is vital in facilitating the outcome you desire. A criminal law attorney has experience defending offenders with charges big and small, from minor infractions to felonies.

A skilled criminal law attorney can help you with cases involving the following crimes and more:

●      Drunk driving

●      Traffic crimes, including those that result in death

●      Juvenile delinquency

●      Assault and battery

●      Drug-related crimes

●      Criminal domestic violence

●      Burglary

●      Theft

You need a law firm that cares about your future and understands what it takes to negotiate your case. Look no further than the Law Office of Denise Kirby for a criminal law attorney you can trust. Practicing criminal and DUI law since 1994, DUI Attorney Denise Kirby will work hard to defend your case and provide adequate representation in court when you face a criminal DUI conviction.

Exhaustive Defense in Your Criminal Case

Defending yourself in court is not advisable when you want to reach an outcome that benefits you. At the Law Office of Denise Kirby, we understand the broad needs for criminal defense. Whether you face minor traffic charges or a severe conviction, Denise can help to provide legal protection with a thorough defense.

Criminal DUI and DWI Defense

As DUIs and DWIs are serious criminal offenses that can result in inconvenient and embarrassing repercussions, you need a criminal lawyer that understands what it takes to achieve a successful outcome in a DUI case. Criminal acts such as drunk driving can lead to the destruction of property and other related charges, especially if you are in a vehicular accident. DUI charges fall under both misdemeanors and felonies of varying classes, so it is vital that your attorney successfully negotiates the penalties regardless of the severity of the crime.

At the Law Office of Denise Kirby, we have experience with the following topics relating to DUIs:

●      Vehicular accidents of varying degrees, including those involving property damage

●      Driver’s license revocation and other driving privileges set by the DMV

●      Vehicular injury and manslaughter

●      Breathalyzer and chemical test refusal

●      Contesting traffic tickets and unlawful stops

Misdemeanor and Felony Defense in Kansas City

Misdemeanors and felonies both entail serious consequences depending on the crime and its specifics. While not all cases go to trial, the most severe offenses typically do, resulting in fines and jail time. When this happens, you need an attorney that exhausts all paths when defending your rights to help you keep your life on track and avoid these penalties.

Misdemeanor offenses reach up to one year of jail time, significant fines, and other restrictions depending on the nature of the crime you commit. A misdemeanor stays on your record and can significantly affect your life in negative ways by:

●      Reducing career opportunities

●      Revoking driving privileges

●      Disrupting child custody terms

Aggressive defense is necessary for both misdemeanors and felonies to avoid facing the crippling restrictions that these penalties impose on our freedoms and actions.

Regarding felonies such as drug cases and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, courts employ more significant fines and other penalties, including jail time and privilege revocations, to punish offenders and discourage repeat incidents. Because of the extreme nature of many felony acts, the defense for your case must be solid and cover all possibilities for negotiating a decrease of your sentence’s terms. A criminal law attorney can defend you adequately in or out of court.

Reach a Successful Outcome with a Criminal Law Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Not all misdemeanor or felony cases are successful, but experienced trial lawyers such as Denise Kirby in Kansas City, MO, can assist you in facing misdemeanors and felonies to help mitigate the penalties of your conviction in court. By hiring the Law Office of Denise Kirby, you receive in-depth legal counsel based on your case and complete defense in court. As a caring professional with 25 years of experience, Denise is comfortable fighting for your case’s positive outcome regardless of the severity of your charges.

Are you facing criminal charges in Kansas City, MO, or the surrounding areas? Get in touch with the Law Office of Denise Kirby when you need a criminal law attorney who can help you. Call 816-221-3691 today.

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

(the stuff that makes you glad you didn’t go to law school)

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

All information provided by this site is general in nature and provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended as legal advice, and should not be taken as such. I would have to know the specific facts and evidence in your particular case in order to give you legal advice. You should not draw conclusions about your case based solely on general sources of legal information. Instead, you should seek legal advice specific to your particular case.

The information on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments, and is not guaranteed to be correct or up-to-date. DWI law changes frequently, sometimes several times per year. While I work hard to stay very current with the law, that knowledge may not be reflected in my website (because…time).

The information on this website should not be taken as a promise or indication of future results.

Use of this website and/or transmission of information to and from this firm from this website and/or by email is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship. No attorney-client relationship is created with the firm absent an express agreement to create such a relationship. If you send me information before we have clearly established an attorney-client relationship, that information would not be subject to the attorney-client privilege and duty of confidentiality. At this time, routine email communications are not encrypted, a fact you should take into account in communicating highly sensitive or confidential matters.

Missouri does not license attorneys based on their legal practice area specializations. Neither the Missouri Supreme Court nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. While my practice is devoted exclusively to DWI and criminal defense, and while I have developed substantial knowledge in the area, ethical rules do not permit use of the word "specialist" for criminal defense or DWI attorneys.

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