Kansas City's Premier Criminal Defense & Civil Rights Attorney

If you or a loved one have been arrested or charged with a crime, contact Richard W. Johnson. Protect your rights and clear your name.

 Rick has a stellar track record of success including these few examples among many victories:

Murder in the First Degree: All evidence thrown out, DISMISSED

Drug Possession: NOT GUILTY

Armed Robbery:  NOT GUILTY

Forcible and Statutory Rape: NOT GUILTY

Child Molestation: DISMISSED

Child Molestation: NOT GUILTY

Continuing Criminal Enterprise: NOT GUILTY

Possession with Intent to Distribute: NOT GUILTY

Murder in the First Degree and Burglary:  DISMISSED

Felony Driving While Intoxicated: NOT GUILTY


In addition to these few examples, Rick has helped clients with all types of charges avoid convictions by exposing and litigating illegal searches and seizures, finding legal defects in the cases, and by engaging in highly effective negotiations with prosecutors from all jurisdictions.  Call Rick to learn how he can help you with your case.



Legal defense for criminal and violent crimes including:

  • DWI in Missouri

  • Homicide/Murder

  • Sexual Crime Allegations


Police or government civil rights violations including:

  • Excessive Force

  • Police Brutality

  • Wrongful Arrest

Federal Offenses

Missouri and Kansas federal offenses including:

  • Child Pornography

  • Drug Crimes

  • Federal Tax Crimes

If you’re here, there’s a good chance that things are bad. You or someone you love may be in custody or facing arrest. Maybe the police have called and asked to question you. Or the police may have injured you, and you don’t know your rights. You need answers now. The Law Office of Richard W. Johnson, LLC can help, specializing in criminal defense and civil rights cases in Kansas City for nearly 20 years.