Palmyra Criminal Lawyers

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Eric Bond
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Palmyra, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(573) 769-6155 102 N. Main St.
Palmyra, MO 63461
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Mississippi College School of Law
Tyler J. White
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Hannibal, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(573) 822-4750 619 Broadway
Hannibal, MO 63401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
I am a Trial Lawyer committed to providing professional and personalized service to every client. I make myself available to my clients 24 hours a day.

I am dedicated to aggressively representing and defending people charged with drunk driving in Missouri and seeking justice through trial by jury when necessary.

In addition to drunk driving charges, I can help you on vast array of legal issues including criminal charges, traffic tickets, family law matters and personal injury. Call or email me today for a free consultation.
Thomas Ellis
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Mexico, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
108 N. Jefferson Street
Mexico, MO 65265
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Thomas Ellis is an attorney driven by his enthusiasm for making his clients' lives better. He offers friendly and accessible legal counsel in a relaxed setting, talking confidentially with clients, and offering advice based upon the law.
E. Rex Bradley
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Louisiana, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(573) 754-5582 2608 Georgia Street
Louisiana, MO 63353
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DWI and Divorce
University of Missouri - Columbia
Awarded a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. A Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating attests to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics, and reflects the confidential opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
Bowling Green, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(573) 324-5359 206 W Main St
Bowling Green, MO 63334
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Joseph Harvath
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Saint Charles, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(314) 827-6222 223 N. Main Street
Saint Charles, MO 63301
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.
John M. Lynch
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St Peters, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(314) 726-9999 5770 Mexico Road
St Peters, MO 63376
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...
Charles Webb Taylor
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Saint Charles, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(636) 947-7100 400 North Fifth Street
Suite 110
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DWI and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Born: Alexandria, Virginia Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, 1991 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994 Awards and Honors: J.G. Heinberg Scholarship for Excellence in Political Science Golden Key National Honor Society 1987-1991 Affiliations and Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society 1987-1991 President, Pro Bono Law Association 1991-1994 Missouri Bar Association 1994-present United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 1998-present St. Charles County Bar Association 1998-present Probate and Trust Law Committee of the Missouri Bar 2003-present Bio: Mr. Taylor spent three years with...
Ramona A Gau
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(314) 782-1415 1795 Clarkson Road
Suite 150
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Chesterfield, 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...
Derek Haake
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Lake Saint Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(636) 385-5024 212 Centre on the Lk
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and Traffic Tickets
University of Akron
My reason to become an attorney was simple - I wanted to help people navigate the legal system, whether it was in business or the criminal justice system. I was (and still am) an entrepreneur before I became an attorney, and I have been a part of over a half dozen startups, both large and small. These experiences gave me a wealth of real-world experiences that I bring to my practice. I am also passionate about the criminal justice system, and many of the common issues surrounding the system, and want to help my clients go through this process with...
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.
Michael Campbell
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Centralia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(573) 607-1818 809 E. Highway 22
Centralia, MO 65240
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.
Matt Weber
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Saint Peters, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(636) 219-7272 340 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Suite C
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
I started my practice in 2004. During this time at Weber Law Firm, I have been able to focus on the areas of law I enjoy and gain, what i feel is, many years of invaluable experience and knowledge. I primarily help my clients in the areas Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law. Some examples of Criminal Law charges I frequently handle include Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI), driving while suspended, minor in possession (MIP), drug charges, traffic violations, probation revocations, and stealing/shoplifting. The Personal Injury claims I can assist you with include motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, and slip...
W. Scott Rose
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O'Fallon, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(314) 462-0200 1001 Boardwalk Springs Place
Suite 111
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Virginia School of Law
W. Scott Rose is an aggressive criminal defense attorney serving the greater St. Louis area. An experienced trial attorney, Scott is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and proudly supports the Midwest Innocence Project. Scott graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1994. He worked as a Legislative Correspondent for a United States Senator before attending the University of Virginia School of Law. Scott received his JD in 2000 and worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Chief Judge of a...
James P. Feely Jr.
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(314) 569-9882 12747 Olive Blvd., Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
Free ConsultationSt. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
James Feely is an experienced DWI/DUI and criminal defense attorney from St. Louis who practices in several Missouri counties. He provides skilled and aggressive representation to those who have been arrested or ticketed due to alleged law violations. During his 25 years of trial work, Mr. Feely has obtained exceptional results for his clients, including those facing very serious charges such as homicide and sex crimes.
William Derek Hux
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Fulton, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(573) 642-7784 401 Court Street
Fulton, MO 65251
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Recently voted "Best Attorney in Callaway County" by the readers of the Fulton Sun newspaper. Lawyer W. Derek Hux focuses on criminal defense for the good folks of the City of Fulton, Callaway County, and all central Missouri.
Sara L. Marler
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(314) 782-1415 1795 Clarkson Road
Suite 150
Chesterfield, MO 63664
Chesterfield, 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,...
Douglas N. Richards
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St Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(314) 517-5756 9666 Olive Blvd
Ste 365
St Louis, MO 63132
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Washington University School of Law
I am a Criminal DWI DUI Defense Lawyer with over 32 years of experience handing DWI and DUI Charges, Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Charges, Domestic Assault Charges, and Drug Possession Charges in St Louis County, St Charles County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Warren County and Franklin County.
Bert Fulk
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St. Charles, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(636) 946-0960 121 N. 5th St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law provides award-winning Criminal Defense, DWI, DUI, Divorce, Family Law, and Personal Injury representation in St. Louis and St. Charles
Elisha Gilmore
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COLUMBIA, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(573) 355-5323 2012 Cherry Hill Drive
STE 102A
COLUMBIA, MO 65203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Collections, DWI and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Elisha is a plaintiff's attorney and founder of Gilmore Law Group in Columbia, Missouri. Her areas of practice include personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death, creditor remedies, small estate planning, property, and veterans benefits. During law school Elisha worked as in-house counsel for Missouri Association of Realtors and Agents National Title Insurance where she worked on property and real estate related issues. She also was a founding member of the MU Veterans Law Clinic where she was directly responsible for a Vietnam veteran receiving substantial previously denied benefits going back to the 1970's. Prior to...
Charles (Guss) Martin Markwell
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O'Fallon, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(636) 486-1093 1031 Peruque Crossing Ct., Ste. B
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DWI
Campbell University
Dedicated to protecting your rights, I understand the stressful financial hardships associated with bankruptcy and the daunting aspects attached to severe criminal charges. I am committed to providing zealous, affordable yet effective advocacy. Call me today for a free consultation.
Dan Pingelton
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(573) 449-5091 28 N 8th St
#408
Columbia, MO 65201
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
Christine L. Freeman
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St. Charles, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(636) 477-6267 2440 Executive Dr., Suite 112
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Saint Louis University
Ms. Freeman's primary areas of practice include: Domestic and Family Law matters: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Orders of Protection, Contempt of Court, Adoption; Juvenile matters including Parental Representation. Criminal matters: Domestic Violence; Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Endangerment; DWI/DUI; License Reinstatement; Traffic Violations; and other Criminal Offenses; Civil Matters: Breach of Contract; Landlord/Tenant Actions, Declaratory Judgments for Vehicle Titles; Additionally, Ms. Freeman is certified by the Missouri Bar Association as a Guardian ad Litem for matters concerning the interest and welfare of children and for adults alleged as incompetent in certain probate matters....
Laurie (McMillan) Dodd
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St. Peters, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(636) 922-1888 1284 Jungermann Road, Suite A
St. Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
I graduated law school at Saint Louis University School of Law in 2007. After several years of working for the big firms, I started my own practice, specializing in criminal defense, family law, and personal injury. Formerly known as Laurie A. McMillan, Attorney at Law.
Jeffrey Richard Kays
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Ashland, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(573) 657-0098 105 Oak Street
Ste
Ashland, MO 65010
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
I have been practicing law in the Mid-Missouri area since 1999. I am a proven trial lawyer with a track record of success for my clients.
Steven Edward Weir
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Washington, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(636) 390-9950 * By Appointment Only
Washington, MO 63090
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Saint Louis University School of Law
I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. I graduated from Normandy Sr. High School in 1975. Attended University of MO. St. Louis. Obtained A.A. in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1985, and a B.A. in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College in 1987. Graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1991. Passed the bar exam the first/only time I took it in 1992. Also moved to Franklin County, Missouri, and joined the Missouri Bar Association in 1992.
Peter  Lassiter
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Troy, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(636) 462-7867 124 Professional Parkway
Troy, MO 63379
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
The Traffic Law Firm helps clients with minor traffic tickets from Failure to yield or stop at a stop sign, to DWI, driving while suspended and even helping to get warrants recalled so clients can have full driving privileges and not be looking over their shoulder every time drive.

Our attorney has 10 plus years of experience. We hope you don't need us but you can be confident to have Peter in your corner if you do!
Michael Boyd
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Saint Peters, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(636) 229-4999 5770 Mexico Road
Suite A
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Leslie J Anderson
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Kirksville, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(660) 956-0997 803 South Baltimore
Kirksville, MO 63501
Offers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Lewis & Clark Law School
After practicing with Wallace W. Lien, a firm specializing in land use in Salem, Oregon, Ms. Anderson opened her practice in Long Beach, Washington in 2001 where she zealously represented juvenile and adult clients in criminal,, family, and civil cases. Ms. Anderson practiced in in Washington and Oregon until she relocated back to Missouri in 2006.

Ms. Anderson continued to work in her own firm until she joined the Missouri Public Defender's Office in 2012. As a member of the Public Defender's office, Ms. Anderson represented a multitude of clients in felony and misdemeanor cases and probation violations ranging...
Brian Sinclair
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Troy, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(636) 528-4388 850 E. Cherry Street Ste F
Troy, MO 63379
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
The Sinclair Law Office, LLC is a full service law practice focusing on bankruptcy, disability, estate planning, family law, traffic, DWI, and criminal cases with a special emphasis on felony criminal cases. Please contact the Sinclair Law Office, LLC at 636-528-4388.
Christopher Braddock
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(573) 443-6244 224 N. 8th Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Criminal, DWI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Columbia
Benjamin James Borengasser
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Lake St Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(636) 625-0505 1000 Edgewater Point, Suite 406
Lake St Louis, MO 63367
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Washington University in St. Louis
I have been practicing law in St. Charles County for nearly 15 years. I focus my practice on divorce, family law, DWI and traffic ticket defense and estate planning. I work hard to get great results and keep financial costs down. I have exceptional academic credentials, having graduated from Washington University School of Law in the top 15% of my class with numerous awards and honors.
Brendan Block
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Chesterfield, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(314) 325-4357 400 Chesterfield Center #400
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University
Brendan is a native St. Louisan passionate about serving clients and practicing criminal law, municipal law, and family law. Brendan works diligently to get your charges dropped.

As a former prosecutor, he knows what they're looking for. His areas of practice are drug possession and paraphernalia charges, theft charges and DUI or DWI charges. Because his firm is small, he puts all of his care and attention into each of of his client's cases. His record of getting fines reduced and charges dropped speaks for itself. He does not judge. He shows respect for all of his clients. He understands...
Scott Allen Hamblin
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Jefferson City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(573) 821-4013 312 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Jerry L Suddarth
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O'Fallon, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(636) 240-7644 755 West Terra Lane
O'Fallon, MO 63366
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
With over thirty-five years of experience in private practice I am dedicated to helping people in several areas of law. Estates and Probate From the simplest of wills to complex asset protection trusts, estate taxes can have a significant impact on the amount disbursed to beneficiaries. I regularly incorporate my extensive estate tax planning experience for clients with estates of all sizes. Worker's Compensation Successful representation for clients who are injured on the job, need to file workers compensation claims and need help to receive the workers compensation benefits to which they are entitled to receive. Business Law Experienced to help ensure...
Michael S Holder
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(573) 710-4716 107 North 7th Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Criminal and Personal Injury
Karen Bourgeois
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(573) 999-4353 2000 E. Broadway, Box 288
Columbia, MO 65201
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
Randall Barnes
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Jefferson City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(573) 634-8884 219 E Dunklin Street, Suite A
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Thomas Robbins Thomas Robbins
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Jefferson City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(573) 636-8883 300B E High
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DWI
University of Missouri - Columbia
Based in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, Thomas Robbins' practice is dedicated to criminal defense, ie: felony or misdemeanor criminal charges: DWI, drug possession, narcotics distribution, conspiracy, assault, stealing; driving while revoked/suspended and traffic offenses. Robbins defends those accused in every jurisdiction across Missouri, including: Cole, Callaway, Boone, Camden, Miller, Moniteau, St Louis City/County & Jackson County. Robbins also represents clients in civil litigation concerning Dept of Corrections, Probation & Parole; and, finally, as broker-attorney in commercial real estate transactions.
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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.

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