A trusted Criminal Defense and DUI Defense
in Johnson County, Kansas.

I have practiced criminal defense law in Kansas for 27 years, had approximately 1000 (one thousand) trials, and appeared in court thousands of times. Experience is critical when you are facing criminal charges. I regularly handle different levels of felonies and misdemeanors and have the knowledge to aggressively represent your interests.

For Help Call Now! (913) 397-6333

There is no such thing as a simple criminal matter.  The consequences of any criminal charge and certainly conviction can cause enormous direct and collateral consequences.

I represent clients on a variety of criminal defense cases including: DUI’s, drug charges, expungements, theft, domestic violence or battery, assault, manslaughter, murder, Protection From Abuse, as well as traffic matters.

in the following counties:


and in the cities of:

DeSoto Fairway
Gardner Kansas City
Lake Quivira Lawrence
Leavenworth Leawood
Lenexa Louisburg
Merriam Mission
Mission Hills Overland Park
Olathe Paola
Prairie Village Roeland Park
Shawnee Spring Hill

About The Law Office of Darrell Smith, Criminal Defense Lawyer.

My current office is in Olathe, Kansas, across the street from the Johnson County Courthouse. The address is 102 S Cherry St, Suite 4, Olathe, KS. 66061 and the phone number is (913) 397-6333.

I was an Assistant Miami County Lawyer and a Johnson County Assistant District Attorney for more than eight years, and I have been in private practice for 18 years.  My passion is criminal trial work and representing your interests. My goal is to provide you with the best representation possible for criminal and DUI defense in Johnson County.

Experience is critical when one faces criminal charges, so you want the most experienced criminal defense lawyer. I have represented thousands of defendants in Johnson, Douglas, Franklin, and Miami Counties and knows the criminal justice system in Kansas.

Why choose me as your

Criminal Defense Lawyer?

  • Assistant District Attorney in Johnson County, Kansas.
  • Miami County Attorney in Miami County, Kansas.
  • Long-term member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Experienced trial lawyer.

A key part of Darrell Smith’s Criminal and DUI Defense success is due to his extensive investigation process.

  • Interview witnesses
  • Review Your case file
  • Investigate backgrounds
  • Investigate the circumstances of the arrest
  • Plea Bargaining

Plea Bargaining

Sometimes a criminal defendant and the prosecution can negotiate an agreement that resolves the criminal matter. Usually, the prosecutor agrees to reduce a charge, drop some of multiple charges or recommend a more lenient sentence in exchange for the defendant’s guilty plea; often to a lesser offense or to fewer than all offenses charged. But negotiation is not a haphazard process; a seasoned criminal defense lawyer is a real advantage to a criminal defendant throughout the plea-bargaining process. Contact Darrell Smith at (913) 397-6333 if you have questions regarding criminal defense in Jackson and Johnson County.


Many negative consequences can result from a criminal conviction. One of the most obvious is the sentence the court will impose. A sentence can include incarceration, fines, court costs, restitution, probation or, in some jurisdictions, death. The less obvious consequences involve social stigma or estrangement from family, friends or professional colleagues. A person with a criminal record may also have trouble with employment, insurance, credit or housing. If not a U.S. citizen, he or she may become ineligible for citizenship. He or she may lose or become ineligible for professional licenses, welfare benefits, or firearms. Because of the potentially devastating consequences of a conviction, it is in the best interests of a defendant to have a strong, experienced attorney at his or her side to fight to preserve legal and constitutional rights every step of the way. Contact Darrell Smith at (913) 397-6333 if you have questions regarding criminal defense in Jackson and Johnson County.

I have the resources and experience to handle any type of criminal allegation, including:

  • Aggravated discharge of firearms
  • Arson/ Aggravated arson
  • Battery/ Aggravated battery
  • Child abduction
  • Conspiracy
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Deadly Weapons
  • DUI
  • Embezzlement
  • Firearms
  • Forfeiture
  • Forgery
  • Home Invasion
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder for hire
  • Murder / Homicide
  • Possession with intent to distribute – Ecstasy, cocaine, party drugs, narcotics, hallucinogens
  • Retail theft
  • Robbery
  • Sex offenses – Aggravated sexual abuse, rape, predatory criminal sexual assault, prostitution, child pornography, cybersex offenses
  • Stalking
  • Theft/ Theft by deception
  • Unauthorized use of weapons
  • White-collar crime

If you need help please visit our Contact Page now or call (913) 397-6333.

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Located in historic Olathe, KS at 102 South Cherry, Suite 4, Olathe, KS. 66061

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