Our legal team has used their experience, unique backgrounds, and unwavering commitment to clients to successfully establish Garretson & Toth, LLC as one of Johnson County's premiere criminal defense law firms. Since first establishing the firm in 2001, our attorneys have served thousands of clients facing nearly every type of criminal offense allegation. From our extensive professional connections and consistent case results to our genuine passion for protecting the rights, freedom and futures of the clients we represent, everything about our firm and our legal team makes Garretson & Toth, LLC truly stand apart from the rest.
Our lawyers have more than 45 combined years of legal practice. Of those 45 years, 24 of those years were spent as Assistant District Attorneys in Johnson County, Kansas and all were spent in the practice of criminal law. We have tried cases in municipal and district courts throughout Kansas as well as federal courts in both Missouri and Kansas. Located adjacent to the Johnson County Courthouse, our attorneys appear in court multiple times a day throughout the year. We also regularly appear in all municipalities throughout Johnson County and travel throughout the state of Kansas. We have represented clients as far west as Hays, Kansas and in the neighboring counties of Franklin, Linn, Miami, Douglas, Wyandotte and Shawnee.
Throughout our years of experience, we have accumulated a great deal of insight into the ways in which prosecutors handle various crimes. We have also developed strong specializations in certain areas of law that we utilize to meet the unique needs of our clients. In fact, clients with a specific type of offense are paired with the attorney who possesses the most experience and proficiency in that particular class of criminal offense. Our firm does not employ young associates to whom we pass clients down, and each client that comes through our doors is represented by one of the founding partners of Garretson & Toth, LLC.
Having tried well over 100 jury trials in district and federal courts, our legal team has demonstrated that there are no legal challenges to which we will back down. At Garretson & Toth, LLC, our legal team takes pride in the fact that we are not exclusively "plea lawyers". While the vast majority of criminal cases are resolved short of trial and strong negotiation skills are a must, far too many attorneys will jump at the first proposed plea offer and sell it to their clients.
This is not what our firm does. Having tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges, our clients can be confident that if a case results in a plea, every possible alternative was thoroughly vetted and the terms of the compromise were derived from extensive negotiation. The right to a trial by jury is a powerful tool in capable hands, and our firm knows how to effectively fight in court.
Unlike others in the industry, Garretson & Toth, LLC is in every sense a true firm. Our phones are answered by our staff. Administrative issues are efficiently handled by an exceptional administrative assistant. We do not contract with "providers" who purport to represent or "work for" the firm, We have a vast amount of resources available to us from our in house legal library, conference rooms and full time staff. We also lease office space to excellent solo practitioners to whom we refer potential clients in the event that their case or situation falls outside of or legal specializations.
We are extremely proud of the relationships that we have developed over more than 45 years of practice and our firm enjoys strong ties and connections to the Kansas court system, prosecuting attorneys and staff. It is through these relationships with the people we work with and against on a daily basis that we are able to consistently deliver results. More often than not, we can effectively rely on these relationships to obtain the best possible result on behalf of our clients. When this approach isn't possible or if it is not in the best interest of our client, we continue to fight aggressively for a favorable resolution.
At Garretson & Toth, LLC, we understand the importance of an immediate response to clients who are facing criminal allegations. This is why our staff and attorneys are on site from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. throughout the week. Outside of office hours, all of our attorneys are accessible by e-mail nearly 24/7. We meet with potential clients the same day that they call, either in our conveniently located office, at any of the area jails, or occasionally at a location more convenient to the client.
We also offer free case evaluations and never charge a consultation fee. If you are interested in learning more about our firm, your case, and how we can defend you, contact an Olathe criminal lawyer from our firm today.