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    Criminal Trial Attorneys
    Saudi student charged with Murder First Degree in Warrensburg
    Judge denies release after posting $2 million bond
    All charges dismissed before trial--State v. Abid
    Peters & Peters gets not-guilty verdict in video-taped Murder First Degree case
    Crime lab & Prosecutors caught withholding exculpatory material
    Jury finds self-defense--State v. Sisco
    Citing a "culture of discovery abuses", judge excludes all evidence
    Murder First Degree charges dismissed against attorney
    Wrongly convicted attorney regains license--State v. Buchli
    Peters win acquittal after two week trial on two counts Murder First Degree
    Jury finds client acted lawfully in defending himself and his family
    Peters tell jury whole story that police and prosecutors tried to hide--State v. Stephenson
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    Post conviction--Peters & Peters discovers fraud by police and prosecutors
    Court finds prosecutors have committed "fraud upon the court."
    Conviction set-aside; client receives time served
    Matthew Davis v. State
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    Complex Trials; Acquittals by Juries
    Jury acquits coach of false sex abuse allegations in 30 minutes
    Snitches found unbelievable, acquittal in murder first degree case
    Federal Court acquittal of video-taped drug transactions--police caught lying
    Acquittal in felony murder case
    Federal Court acquittal of former legislator for perjury
    Jury acquits on false child sex abuse case
    Citing a "culture of discovery abuses", judge excludes all evidence
    Murder First Degree charges dismissed against attorney
    Wrongly convicted attorney regains license--State v. Buchli

Premier Criminal Defense Attorneys Located in Kansas City, Missouri.

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eters & Peters, P.C. is a premier criminal defense trial firm known for success in high profile cases. When clients have cases that may go to trial, or when the penalties are severe, they choose Peters & Peters, renowned for their ability to shepherd a case for trial. The success of Peters & Peters is based on an extraordinary review of the evidence, a comprehensive understanding of investigative procedures, and great expertise and skill in presentation at trial. What makes the firm unique is that we only take a limited number of complex cases so that we can dedicate the time necessary to do the very best for our clients. Our team approach to preparation, discovery practice, investigation, motion practice, jury selection and trial preparation has unparalleled results.

For the most difficult cases, Peters & Peters devotes enormous time and attention to the details, often discovering the facts, circumstances and themes that change the "feel" of the case. We have a reputation for fighting hard for our clients, and judges and opposing counsel know that we are thorough and prepared, which often provides for favorable resolutions without trial. In jury trials, the presentation to the jury is compelling and persuasive.

Considered by many to be the best criminal defense trial attorneys, Peters & Peters handles the most serious of cases: homicide criminal defense, false allegations of sexual assault; drug and forfeiture prosecutions; assaults; and white collar crime. When your freedom, your reputation, your life is on the line, contact Peters & Peters for a consultation.

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Shelley Peters at office

Shelley Peters instills confidence in her clients. She is well known for getting the job done. The little details, the interviews, tracking witnesses or pursuing leads: count on Shelley to get it done.

Shelley is respected and admired for her courtroom skills, handling felony and municipal cases throughout the area.


Pat Peters in office

For over 30 years, Pat Peters has been handling the most difficult, high profile cases. Known for his trial skills in the courtroom, he is the Kansas City criminal attorney to call.

Pat is the attorney other attorneys call when they need help. His peers give him the highest rating (A/V 5/5) in Martindale-Hubbell and repeatedly name him to SuperLawyers.



With 30+ years experience, there are few legal issues Peters & Peters hasn't handled. From the most complex homicide criminal defense to probation violations, we've handled them all.

High Profile Cases

Our cases have been on ABC News, Fox News, CBS News, CNN, The Huffington Post, and covered internationally. Check out our Results page on a few of our cases.

Team Approach

On complex cases, Peters & Peters success hinges on extraordinary preparation and unmatched skill in trial litigation. Our team approach is unusually successful.

Trial Preparation

Whether a municipal violation or a complex federal case, Peters & Peters prepares for trial. Our intimate knowledge of police procedures, lab techniques and procedural rules often leads to dismissals or favorable results without a trial.


While most cases are resolved without a trial, the best possible disposition requires an attorney that the prosecutor knows will go to trial. Peters & Peters has that reputation.


It's pretty simple. When choosing an attorney, ask about their past experiences. Have they successfully handled a case like yours? Have they had cases dismissed? Have they won at trial? Look at our Results.

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Located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, The Law Offices of Peters & Peters, P.C., represents Missouri and Kansas clients in Jackson County, MO, Clay County, MO, Platte County, MO, Cass County, MO, Johnson County, MO, Lafayette County, MO, Kansas City, MO, Independence, Lee's Summit, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Grain Valley, Lone Jack, Buckner, Riverside, Pleasant Valley, Claycomo, Raymore, Pleasant Hill, Blue Springs, Oak Grove, Harrisonville, Belton, Richmond, Raytown, Liberty, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Parkville, Peculiar, Platte City, Randolph, Raytown, Smithville, Ray County, Daviess County, Caldwell County, DeKalb County, Bates County, Clinton County, Kansas City, KS, Leawood, Johnson County, KS, Olathe, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Shawnee, Shawnee Mission, Overland Park, Merriam, and Wyandotte County, KS.

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