From murder to misdemeanors, no case is too big or small. Explore the services I offer below, and then contact me to get started today.
- DWI & TRAFFIC TICKETS
When you are pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the cards are stacked against you from the outset. You are faced with a highly trained police officer that will administer field sobriety tests designed to make you fail and destined to be used against you later in court.DWI defense is a highly technical area of the law. As your DWI attorney, I scrutinize the officer’s reasoning for pulling you over in the first place, pick apart the field sobriety tests for mistakes he has made and review the breathalyzer machine for accuracy and proper maintenance to ensure all the evidence that cannot be used against you isn’t, and cast doubt on the state’s allegations that you were driving while intoxicated.
I will also simultaneously be working to prevent the Department of Revenue from suspending or adding points to your license, and minimize the negative impact any suspension or points may have on your life.
You only have 15 days from the date you are pulled over to request an administrative hearing to prevent your license from being suspended, so contact me as soon as possible so we can get started.
- DRUG CRIMES
Drug crimes have serious consequences both in the criminal justice system and on your life. Convictions for drug offenses will land you in prison and severely hamper future employment opportunities.Most common drug offenses include some version of manufacturing, distributing, delivering and possessing a controlled substance. The law on what it means to “possess”, “manufacture”, “deliver” or “distribute” a controlled substance is not as straightforward as you might think. Often people are charged with drug crimes who, under the law, have done none of these things and are therefore not guilty. As your criminal defense lawyer, I would make the state prove all the elements of the drug crime with which you are charged.
If you are charged with a drug crime, contact me right away so that we can get started limiting your exposure to jail and protecting your reputation and future.
- GUN CRIMES
In Missouri, owning and carrying a firearm is a right. However, it is a right easily taken away by the government. Even worse, when you own or carry a gun, the line between doing so lawfully and unlawfully can be extremely thin.It is this thin line that gets people who carry for a lawful reason, charged with a gun crime such as Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Unlawful Sale of a Firearm, or Fraudulent Purchase of a Firearm. The penalties for these crimes are extremely severe and will lead to forfeiture of your gun ownership rights.
When you find yourself in that situation, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands the difference between lawful and unlawful possession, use, sale and purchase of firearms and other weapons.
If you are charged with a gun crime, contact me immediately so we can discuss your options.
- VIOLENT CRIMES
People charged with violent crimes face the harshest penalties. From misdemeanor assault to murder, the consequences for a conviction of a violent crime will negatively impact your life in a big way.To defend you against allegations of violent crime, I carefully examine every single piece of evidence the state will use to try to convict you and scrutinize the stories of every witness the State calls against you.
Whether you were acting in self defense, the allegations of violence are fabricated or you were not involved at all, I use witness testimony and the physical evidence, or lack there of, to tell your story of innocence.
If you or a loved one is charged with a violent crime, contact me today so that we can reduce your bond and begin the hard work of defending your case.
- STEALING CRIMES
There many different types of charges related to stealing and the penalties for crimes involving stealing are wholly dependent on the circumstances of each individual case. The value and description of the items taken, the way they were taken and whether force was used are just a few of the facts considered to determine the type of stealing crime you will be charged with, and how harsh the possible penalties could be.The good news is that there are also many different defenses to stealing crimes. As your criminal defense lawyer, I weigh the stealing crime you have been accused of against the evidence to quickly determine whether the state can prove the stealing crime with which you are charged and the best possible defense to those charges.
If you are accused of a stealing crime, contact me right away so we can talk about the specific circumstances of your situation and defend your case.