Malden Criminal Lawyers

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Malden, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(573) 276-2261 100 W. Main St.
Malden, MO 63863
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Dustin L Mayer
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Dexter, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(573) 624-7876 PO Box 326
130 E Stoddard St.
Dexter, MO 63841
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Columbia
Dustin practices personal injury, criminal defense, workers' compensation and family law in Dexter, Missouri and the surrounding Southeast Missouri counties. Dustin was born and raised in Dexter and attended Southeast Missouri State for his undergraduate degree before attending law school at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Prior to opening his own law office, Dustin worked as the Assistant Prosecutor in Pemiscot where he handled cases ranging from driving while intoxicated to murder in the first degree. While employed in Pemiscot County Dustin was able to try multiple cases before juries. Dustin...
Christopher Lynn Yarbro
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Poplar Bluff, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
1165 Cherry St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Criminal, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Christopher L. Yarbro graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Law in 2004, achieving honors including the dean’s list for all semesters, CALI award of excellence in the field of modern payment systems, a qualifying candidate for Missouri Law and Policy Review Journal, and recipient of the George I Wallach endowment. He began his practice in Poplar Bluff in 2004, and has tried multiple criminal and civil jury trials. Chris' practice includes medical negligence, products liability, automobile accident, workers compensation and other serious injury cases, as well as criminal defense, family law and general trial...
Robert Smith
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Poplar Bluff, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(573) 686-1141 502 Vine Street
Suite 2
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Gonzaga University School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Wendell L. Hoskins II
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Caruthersville, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(573) 333-2600 404 Ward Avenue
Post Office Box 1115
Caruthersville, MO 63830
Criminal, Agricultural, Business and Insurance Claims
University of Mississippi
Wendell L. Hoskins II practices primarily in the fields of agricultural law and civil litigation, crop insurance claims law and criminal defense for crop insurance fraud. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He is licensed in the state courts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, in eight federal district courts and in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eighth Circuits. His reported cases include Pelzer v. ARMtech (E.D. Ark. 2013); Fullerton v Fullerton (Mo. App. S.D. 2012); Hensley v. Shelter Mutual Insurance Company (Mo. App. S.D. 2007); and Morrison v....
Sikeston, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(573) 471-8236 1100 N Main St
Sikeston, MO 63801
Criminal, Business, DWI and Municipal
Doniphan, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(573) 996-3814 118 Washington St
Doniphan, MO 63935
Criminal, Business, DWI and Estate Planning
Charleston, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(314) 249-0675 114 N Main
Charleston, MO 63834
Criminal, Business, Construction and Family
East Prairie, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(573) 649-9546 200 S Washington St
East Prairie, MO 63845-1528
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Sara L. Marler
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Farmington, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
New England Law | Boston
After completing her undergraduate degree at Maryville University - St. Louis, law school took Sara Marler to Boston. She attended New England University Law School, where she graduated cum laude and Top 10% of her class. It was Sara's sense of hometown and community that brought her back to Southeast Missouri.

A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children,...
Ramona A Gau
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(573) 747-4573 406 East Karsch Blvd.
Farmington, MO 63640
Farmington, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Probate and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Ramona Gau graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hannibal LaGrange University. It was actually a very specific, negative incident during her time that helped her make the decision between being a police officer and being a lawyer. Seeking to live out the concept her dear Mother instilled in her, that if "you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life", Ramona went on to the University of Missouri- Columbia Law School. There she had the distinguished honor of placing in the Moot Court Top 10.

Because she understands that attorneys typically meet people going through especially hard...
Kenneth C. McManaman Esq.
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Cape Girardeau, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(573) 335-8522 1028 N Kingshighway
Suite One, Blattner Bldg.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Criminal, Business, DWI and Education
England, Air University, University of Virginia School of Law, Naval War College, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Naval War College
Matthew B. Ferrell
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Cape Girardeau, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(573) 335-3300 212 North Main Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
M. Blake Dudley
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Farmington, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(573) 701-0050 P.O. Box 996
124 North Jackson St
Farmington, MO 63640
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Columbia
20+ years experience providing honest straight answers to emotional legal questions, with the fight to follow through in the courtroom.

I attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology in 1992. I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia Law School earning my Juris Doctorate in 1995. I was licensed to practice law in October of 1995.

On December 28, 1995, I was appointed an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of St. Francois County, Missouri becoming First Assistant in 1998. During my time as an assistant prosecuting attorney I volunteered to serve as a...
Renee Anne Murphy
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Farmington, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(573) 756-5400 601 N Washington St
Farmington, MO 63640
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington University School of Law
Renee Murphy is dedicated to providing quality representation for her clients. We handle all traffic, DWI and license cases, and all serious felonies. We also handle divorce, custody, paternity, guardianship,grandparents rights and adoptions. If you have been injured in a car accident,we can help.
Cape Girardeau, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(573) 339-1880 1930 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Ste Genevieve, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
21804 Highway 32
Po Box 71
Ste Genevieve, MO 63670-8810
Criminal
Ironton, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(573) 546-5400 128 West Russell St
Ironton, MO 63650-1313
Criminal and DWI
Piedmont, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(573) 223-4247 1401 N. Main St., Ste. 200
Piedmont, MO 63957
Criminal, Business and Family
Sainte Genevieve, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(573) 303-3015 705 Sainte Genevieve Drive
Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670
Criminal, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Mrs. Shelly Renee' Reece
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Springfield, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(417) 881-0881 2202 W Chesterfield Blvd, Ste 200
Springfield, MO 65807
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Oklahoma City University School of Law
WELCOME TO REECE FAMILY LAW, LLC & DEFENDING YOUR FAMILY – SPRINGFIELD – JOPLIN - LAWYERS
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My name is Shelly Reneé Reece and I have been an attorney in Springfield, MO and the Southwest Missouri area since 1998. As a wife and a mother of two children, I understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. I know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, estate planning, civil litigation, and mediation lawyer teams look forward to assisting...
Richard C Simons
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 398-8772 6301 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64131
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Born in Kansas City, Missouri
Raised in Richmond and Kearney, Missouri
Graduated Suma Cum Laude from William Jewel College in Liberty Missouri
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City-School of law
Numerous Dean’s List and Honors in Academic Career
Multiple Awards
Practicing law for over 10 years
Licensed in Missouri and Oklahoma.
Regional Kansas City, Missouri attorney; situated in historic “Rockhill Ridge” Brookside community specialized in amending traffic tickets in the Kansas City, Missouri Metropolitan area
Ryan J Krupp
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(314) 835-9999
Ext. 2
12813 Flushing Meadows Dr.
Ste. 150
St. Louis, MO 63131
Criminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Ryan Krupp is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in St. Louis and St. Charles County. Previously, he worked for both the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and Johnson County District Attorney’s Office where he appeared in court on behalf of the State of Missouri and Kansas in the criminal prosecution of among other things, Domestic Violence, Assault, Drug Cases, SVU Cases, Juvenile Offenders, and other felonies and misdemeanors. He tried numerous cases to a judge and jury.

Ryan is a native St. Louisan and is an alumni of Marquette High-School and Missouri Baptist University where he played men’s soccer, racking...
Kristen Thurmond
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(816) 895-2858 204 West Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64111
Criminal, Animal, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Kristen Thurmond opened her firm with the goal of helping individuals with family, criminal, and animal matters.

Family law is often a confusing time for people. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing. This include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions.

Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. If you're a pet owner and find yourself facing some sort of legal problem, Kristen can help. Kristen...
Todd Miller
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Jefferson City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(573) 634-2838 Website: www.toddmillerlaw.com
Email: tmiller@toddmillerlaw.com
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Missouri - Columbia
Attorney Todd Miller's record of exemplary professional conduct has allowed him to become one of the most sought after attorneys in Mid-Missouri. Mr. Miller manages a full-service litigation firm he founded in 2006 that represents clients in both civil and criminal cases with a focus on bankruptcy; debt collections (for creditors); civil litigation; criminal law; traffic law - speeding tickets and DWI; property tax; business and commercial law; real estate; municipal law; legal counsel representation; elder law; wrongful death; personal injury; wills and trusts; and estate planning law. He earned his J.D. at the University of Missouri School of Law...
Ross Nigro
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(816) 753-4830 606 W. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Ross C. Nigro, Jr., graduated from the University of Kansas with bachelor's degrees in Political Science and History. Mr. Nigro obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Kansas City - School of Law. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Nigro worked as a law clerk with the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Jackson County, Missouri. Mr. Nigro then went on to work as an Assistant Jackson County Counselor handling county prosecutions and civil rights violations. Since 1997, Mr. Nigro has been in private practice, where he has concentrated his practice in the criminal...
Jason Korner
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Saint Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(314) 409-2659 7911 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University
Jason Korner provides high level criminal and DWI defense to clients in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri. Although Mr. Korner defends all criminal cases, he specializes in the defense of Sex Crimes, DWI Offenses, and Federal Crimes. The best results in criminal defense are achieved through investigation and preparation of cases. Mr. Korner believes in fighting cases for his clients. Call today to speak with Mr. Korner so he can begin the investigation and preparation for your case.
John C. Schleiffarth
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(314) 561-9690 75 West Lockwood Avenue
Suite 222
St. Louis, MO 63119
Free ConsultationSt. Louis, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Barry University
John Schleiffarth practices criminal defense law in the Saint Louis area. He represents clients charged with serious criminal charges in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI/DWI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and an active member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis. He believes that every client deserves a bold and aggressive defense. He will fight to protect your rights. When not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors. He is a snowboarder and a...
Joseph Harvath
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Brentwood, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(314) 827-6222 8821 Manchester Road
Brentwood, MO 63144
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Whether it is representation in a legal matter or just some legal advice, The JMH Law Firm, LLC is here to help. Although specializing in criminal defense, The JMH Law Firm Criminal Defense Attorney can help you with any sort of legal issue which may arise, including felony and misdemeanor charges, traffic tickets, personal injury, or any other legal concern which you may have. Call today to speak with an Experienced St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer with Offices in St. Charles and St. Louis, Missouri.
Preston L Jones
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(816) 873-5534 1201 NW Briarcliff Pkwy
Second Floor
Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
SMU Dedman School of Law
I practice criminal defense, and immigration law. I represent criminal defendants in cases at the state and federal level involving DWI, assault, drug offenses, theft, and sexual offenses. My expertise encompasses all areas of immigration law, with special focus on deportation defense, family immigration, appeals and federal court litigation.

I am highly experienced in counseling immigrants and criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences of criminal activity. This sets me apart from most criminal defense attorneys, who have a very limited understanding of the immigration consequences for their clients.

Kevin P Wichman
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Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(816) 787-1529 1001 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Ave Maria School of Law
It is a privilege and a passion for me to serve clients throughout the Kansas City metro who deserve thorough and principled legal representation for criminal defense and traffic matters. People make mistakes. Whether they are charged with drugs, violent crimes, traffic tickets or a DUI, they still deserve proper representation in an often confusing legal system. The Kansas City metro is home to multiple courts, cities, counties, state, and federal jurisdictions. Knowing these systems well helps me to help clients effectively. Through my firm, The Wichman Law Firm with offices in Kansas City,...
John M. Lynch
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Clayton, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(314) 726-9999 7777 Bonhomme Ave
#1200
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Attorney John M. Lynch has over eight years of law enforcement experience as a police investigator and federal drug task force agent. Paired with his legal degree from St. Louis University School of Law, Mr. Lynch provides a unique and candid perspective for people charged with a full range of criminal activities. His practice includes federal criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, drug possession defense and white-collar crime defense. Attorney Lynch was Invited to speak at Washington University regarding gun ownership rights and the associated legislative process. As a repeat lecturer, Attorney Lynch's keen Insight into the Second Amendment and how...
David B. Cosgrove
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Saint Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(314) 563-2490 7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Ste. 1675
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Criminal, Administrative, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Notre Dame
Mr. Cosgrove has a diverse litigation and trial practice. He has achieved substantial and often unexpected positive results in a variety of complex matters. Prior to his return to private practice in 2006, Mr. Cosgrove served as Missouri’s Commissioner of Securities where he supervised attorneys, investigators and auditors investigating and prosecuting violations of the state’s securities laws. He was responsible for identifying practices or industry sectors appropriate for enforcement measures and also supervised the Securities Division’s registration and audit sections. Additionally, he interfaced with the SEC, NASD (now FINRA), NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) and various other state and...
Eric L. Boehmer
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St. Charles, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(636) 896-4020 1603 Boones Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
Eric Boehmer is an attorney with the experience, confidence and knowledge to deal with the authorities when it comes to defending individuals against criminal charges and defending your rights. Eric’s passion is the courtroom and trying cases. He has tried numerous Judge and Jury trials with an extremely high success rate. He has multiple acquittals in Class A felony jury trials as well as many lower level felony and misdemeanors. Eric’s proven track record and attention to detail in working for his clients has earned him a well deserved reputation as a successful attorney.
Mark Hammer
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(888) 494-1393 1430 Washington
Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63101
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Iowa
Attorney Mark Hammer has worked in the legal field for many years. With professional experience as a criminal prosecutor, he provides innovative criminal defense representation to the accused in St. Louis and the surrounding area. At the Hammer Law Firm, Mark works alongside Attorney Nicole Chiravollatti to produce superior legal results in every case that he handles. Mark’s criminal defense representation is characterized by skill and a passion for justice. He believes that the best approach to defense is results-oriented. With a clear vision for the outcome of each case he handles, Mark provides each of his clients with the...
Benjamin Aaron Janssen
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North Kansas City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(816) 287-0172 406 Armour Rd, Ste. 220
Ste. 220
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Washburn University School of Law
I am a graduate of the Washburn University School of Law, where I was active in the Criminal Litigation Clinic, the Veterans' Legal forum, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. I am currently a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Prior to attending Washburn, I served in both the United States Marine Corps and the United Sates Navy. My goal as an attorney is to provide you with the kind of dedication and attention to detail demanded by military service. Additionally, time in...
Cobb Young
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Joplin, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(417) 623-4000 333 West Fifth Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Attorney Cobb Young has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in criminal defense, bankruptcy, personal injury, and traffic violation cases.

He does his best to find positive and long-lasting solutions to each of his clients' legal issues. He has a well-deserved reputation for winning criminal cases through hard work and persistence. He has extensive knowledge of bankruptcy issues and can help you through every step of your case.

Cobb graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law. He is a member of the Jasper County Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association
National, Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the...
Amber Geib
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Lees Summit, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(816) 908-9676 4971 NE Goodview Circle
Suite B
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri School of Law
Amber is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law where she graduated six months early at the top of her class with a Family Law emphasis. During law school, Amber received the coveted induction into Phi Delta Phi legal honor society and made the Dean's list every semester. While still in law school, Amber gained early litigation experience as an attorney for the Child and Family Services Clinic and Guardian ad Litem Clinic. During law school, Amber also obtained additional litigation experience clerking for a group of general practice attorneys and gained invaluable...
Michael Campbell
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(573) 607-1818 2024 Cherry Hill Drive
Town Square Business Center, Ste. M
Columbia, MO 65203
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mike has spent his whole life in the Mid-Missouri area and lives with his wife, Caitlin, in Columbia. At the Law Office of Mike Campbell, Mike devotes his entire practice to litigation. Mike focuses on representing those individuals who have been seriously injured and those who are facing criminal prosecution. Outside of his practice, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and participating in a number of community organizations.
Michael William Lutke
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Springfield, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(417) 368-5613 1304 E Woodhurst Dr
Suite A
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mike Lutke is originally from the City of St. Louis but has lived in Southwest Missouri since 2003. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2002. While attending law school he was a Rule 13 practitioner at both the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office and at a private law firm. After passing the Bar in September of 2002, he practiced in St. Louis but now has his office in Springfield, Missouri and practices all over the state.

Mike Lutke is a former Public Defender for the State of Missouri and over the course of his career he...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.