Saint James, Missouri Criminal Lawyers

Jaired B. Hall
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Rolla, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(573) 426-4206 1205 Hauck Drive, Suite A
Rolla, MO 65401
Criminal, DWI, Family and Juvenile
Regent University School of Law
Jaired is a Missouri native, born in St. Louis, raised in the Kansas City area, and settled for the past several years with his wife and children near Salem. In October, Jaired’s family started a new chapter in their life, moving near Rolla. While Jaired has not yet opened a physical office location in Rolla, he considers both Rolla and Houston to be the locations of his practice.

Jaired graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in 2008 where he served as executive editor of the Regent University Law Review. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2008.

Prior...
Carrie Gerischer
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Rolla, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(573) 202-6161 1212 East Highway 72
Ste 7
Rolla, MO 65401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Carrie is a passionate and relentless advocate who doesn't take no for an answer, and fights strategically and relentlessly for her clients. She has earned the reputation as a top criminal defense lawyer in Phelps County and surrounding Counties. Through her boutique law practice, she gives personal, undivided, and often 'round-the-clock attention to all clients in an effort to provide the absolute best defense possible. Many of her courtroom successes as a criminal defense lawyer have come in matters that others considered hopeless.
Herman Gerhard Guetersloh
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Rolla, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(573) 364-1600 103 W. 10th Street
Rolla, MO 65401
Criminal, Business, DWI and Employment
Steelville, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(573) 775-1555 100 South First Street
Steelville, MO 65565
Criminal and DWI
Scott J Schrum
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(573) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Comp
Saint Louis University School of Law
Scott Schrum is a life-long resident of Southeast Missouri. He was born and raised in Iron and Washington Counties. Before becoming an attorney, Scott worked in his family's construction business pouring concrete. He successfully managed his family’s business for over ten years.

Scott is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Arkansas, and Alaska. He began his legal career practicing workers’ compensation, personal injury, and chapter 7 bankruptcy. He is now a Partner at Marler Schrum Law and handles a wide variety of legal issues including family matters, workers' compensation, personal...
Sara L. Marler
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(573) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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) 436-4529 117 East High Street
Potosi, MO 63664
Potosi, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
Deborah Ann Hooper
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Waynesville, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(573) 774-0095 123 North Benton Street
Waynesville, MO 65583
Criminal, Elder, Family and Juvenile
Boston College Law School
Rodney McKinney
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(636) 583-9255 27 N Church St
Ste B
Union, MO 63084
Free ConsultationUnion, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
Fort Leonard Wood, MO Criminal Law Lawyer
(573) 336-5222 125 E 8th St
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Criminal
Salem, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(573) 729-2229 115 W. 4th St.
Salem, MO 65560
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Licking, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(573) 674-4500 By appointment only:
101 W. Hwy 32
Suite 4
Licking, MO 65542
Criminal, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and Bankruptcy
Owensville, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(573) 677-5020 702 East Highway 28
Owensville, MO 65066
Criminal and DWI
Joseph Harvath
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Brentwood, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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.
Jason Korner
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Saint Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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.
Joel Daniel Beckwith
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(314) 499-4040 500 N. Broadway, Suite 1350
St. Louis, MO 63102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Joel Beckwith, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and raised by his parents in Southern Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2009, where he studied philosophy and political science. During his senior year he was awarded Outstanding Senior Assignment in Philosophy from SIUE. He later attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he obtained his law degree. During his final year in law school he completed a one year externship practicing in the public defender’s office. It was during this time he assisted his supervisor with a variety of criminal matters- from domestic disputes to...
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...
Mark Hammer
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 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...
Shin Cho
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(314) 312-1228 3245 Lemay Ferry Rd
St. Louis, MO 63125
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
At the Law Office of Shin Cho, clients can rest assured that their cases are in good hands. Shin Cho has handled well over a thousand criminal and traffic matters, through every single step of the process, from pre-charge investigations to multiple-day jury trials. Attorney Shin Cho also recognizes the importance of maintaining regular contact with his clients, and makes it a priority to keep his clients in the loop. Whether it be a simple traffic ticket, a DWI and/or license suspension matter, or a serious felony, you can rely on Mr. Cho to guide you...
John C. Burns
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(314) 863-1117 1505 S Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63117
Criminal, Business, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in tort and contract litigation at the State and Federal levels. Skilled in Legal Research, Personal Injury Law, Employment Law, Workers Compensation, Media Relations, Journalism, and Civil Rights Law. Graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law.
Kevin Webb
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(314) 436-9958 1717 Park Ave
St. Louis, MO 63104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Washington University School of Law
Kevin Webb may be found in Lafayette Square. A graduate of Washington University School of Law, he has interned with both the City Counselor’s Office in St. Louis City and the Public Defender’s Office in St. Louis County. An alumnus of the school’s trial team and the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts summer program, Kevin enjoys working in both the courtroom and the community.
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
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Mr. Thomas SanFilippo
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(314) 669-5752 211 N. Broadway
Suite 2323
St. Louis, MO 63102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DWI and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Thomas SanFilippo is the founder and principal of our law firm. He is an attorney at law, business owner, and proud St. Louis native. He is dedicated to his clients, the legal profession, and the St. Louis community. Thomas received a B.S. from the University of Miami and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. Mr. SanFilippo represents clients across the region in both state and federal court. Thomas is a supporter of the St. Louis Sports Commission, Best Buddies International, Children of Africa Fund for Social Mobility (CAFSM), Radio Arts Foundation, and the National Blues Museum....
Joel Case
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(636) 861-1111 1190 Meramec Sta. Rd.
Suite 203
ballwin, 63021
Criminal, DWI, Estate Planning and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Joel has been practicing law for over 40 years. Before opening his private law practice, he held positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, both in the U.S. Attorney's Office and its Civil Rights Division, where he earned a Special Achievement Award for 'sustained superior performance". Joel learned tenacity early on. He lettered in football while playing on the 1959 University of Missouri Orange Bowl team, and that year, the coaches bestowed him with the "Oil Can" Award for showing the most hustle and morale on the Tiger team. He began his practice with many...
Anthony J Muhlenkamp
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(314) 499-7255 8008 Carondelet Ave.
Ste. #102
St. Louis, MO 63105
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
I am a criminal defense attorney. That is all that I do. I do not dabble in other areas of law. I solely practice criminal defense. Whether your case requires a jury trial, plea negotiations, or appellate advocacy, I have done all of these things effectively and continue to do them on a daily basis. Criminal charges have serious consequences that can follow a person for life. I strive to have a close connection with all of my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and are always...
Matt Weber
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Saint Peters, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(636) 219-7272 340 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Suite C
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
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...
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.
Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(314) 229-1028 230 S. Bemiston
Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Saint Louis University School of Law
Criminal defense lawyer focusing on federal criminal defense, drug charges, internet crimes, white collar defense and supervised release violations. At the state level our premiere firm focuses on all criminal felony charges as well as probation violations.
C. Scott Brinkman
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney
(314) 932-1067 4500 W Pine Blvd
#100
St. Louis, MO 63108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
Scott Allen Hamblin
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Jefferson City, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(573) 821-4013 312 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
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 24 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...
Charles (Guss) Martin Markwell
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O'Fallon, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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.
David Casey
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Hillsboro, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(636) 797-8242 411 Maple St.
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Free ConsultationCriminal and Cannabis Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
David is a Missouri native. He was born in Cape Girardeau and grew up in both the Festus and Arnold areas. He attended high school at Providence Christian Academy in Sappington and earned his bachelor degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2005.

Upon graduation, David worked at Farmers Insurance Group as a claims manager and oversaw over 60 employees. He then decided to further his education and ultimately graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2013. During law...
Michael Campbell
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Columbia, MO Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 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.
Andrea Rogers
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(314) 724-5059 3232 Clifton Avenue, #21686
St. Louis, MO 63139
Free ConsultationCriminal and Traffic Tickets
Saint Louis University School of Law
St. Louis criminal defense & traffic law attorney Andrea Storey Rogers helps people in St. Louis and throughout Missouri with speeding tickets and criminal charges, such as shoplifting, possession of marijuana & drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, minor in possession of alcohol (MIP), withdrawal of guilty pleas, and arrest warrants. Andrea offers a free consultation, a flat-fee price quote, and an estimate of your court fines and fees. When you call The Rogers Law Firm, you will speak directly with attorney Andrea Storey Rogers. Andrea has been practicing law in St. Louis since 2005....
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 25 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.
David B. Cosgrove
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Saint Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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...
Bert Fulk
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St. Charles, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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
Andrew Hahn
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St. Louis, MO Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(314) 941-5641 4542 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Saint Louis University, University of Missouri School of Law and University of Missouri School of Law
Choosing the best St. Louis Criminal Defense lawyer, St. Louis DWI lawyer, or St. Louis Personal Injury lawyer for your case is the first and most important decision for you to make. Our St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer is skilled in the courtroom and skilled in discovery. Our St. Louis DWI Lawyer is an expert in defending your rights against DWI charges. We have the knowledge and experience to keep one terrible decision from ruining your life. We will fight to mitigate DWI consequences, and a DWI conviction is not a given. ...
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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.