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Buchanan Williams & O'Brien

Dedicated Missouri Criminal Attorneys

If you are arrested or charged with a crime, it is important that you know your rights. If you are taken in for questioning or interrogated by the police, you should request an attorney. Even if you did nothing wrong and are innocent of the crime being investigated, you should have an attorney present to make sure your rights are protected. It’s easy to speak with one of our attorneys at any of our conveniently located offices in St. Louis, Joplin and Springfield.

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Our criminal lawyers in Missouri have the experience, expertise, and resources to protect your rights.

Do Not Speak with Anyone without Consulting an Attorney. Innocent people do go to jail. Always remember that police and investigators are out to solve a crime. If they believe you are a potential suspect, they may attempt to obtain incriminating evidence from you. Anything you say WILL BE used against you. An experienced criminal defense attorney can protect your rights and advise you to answer or refrain from answering questions.

Search and Seizure Issues in southwest Missouri.

Search warrants must be specific in their authority, and the police are bound by the limit of a search warrant in most cases. If you receive a search warrant, we can help ensure that it is properly executed. In some instances, the police can perform searches without a search warrant; however, they typically must have just caused. If you have had incriminating evidence seized from your person or property, you should engage an experienced criminal law defense attorney to protect your constitutional rights against illegal searches and seizures.

The Criminal Process in Missouri.

Typically, you will be charged with a crime by a direct complaint or indictment. The next step will either be a preliminary hearing or an arraignment. In most cases, there will be other pre-trial hearings to determine various issues, including evidentiary hearings, motion hearings, etc. Those are usually followed by a criminal trial. In some cases, there may be an appeal after the trial.

Plea versus Trial and the Value of a Criminal Lawyer

The decision to go to trial or plea is based on many factors, predominately the evidence against you and the offer being made by the prosecution. We can help you make the ultimate decision regarding a plea offer or proceeding to trial by explaining to you the risks and benefits of either decision and proceed according to your informed decision.

For more information about your rights, contact us today at 417-744-9326 or toll-free at 800-371-8220. You can also email us anytime.

Traffic Tickets

Traffic Ticket Lawyers in Joplin, MOTraffic Ticket Lawyers in Missouri

We help you fight that ticket. Serving most Southwest Missouri counties. Get professional legal help today. We will help you fight your speeding ticket, DWI, or other moving traffic violation.

CALL 800-371-8220 OR 417-744-9326 TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY NOW!

Our experienced attorneys can help keep points off your driving record to prevent your insurance costs from “skyrocketing” and ensure that your license does not get suspended.

We will inform you about your fee, STARTING AS LOW AS $100. BEAT THAT SPEEDING TICKET!

This year over 34 million people will get speeding tickets. Many of the traffic violations are uncontested in court, causing the consumer to pay high insurance premiums and accumulate points on their driving record. We know how the system works and what it takes to get you the best deal on your traffic ticket and keep points off your record.

Call 800-371-8220 or 417-781-8280 for a free case review and one of our attorneys will get back with you shortly.

How the process works.

  1. To start the process either fill out the online form or call us in Southwest Missouri at 417-744-9326 or toll-free at 800-371-8220.
  2. If you fill out the online form, an attorney will call you within 24 hours. If we agree to work on your case, we will include a quote for the attorney fee for services based on the information you provide. If we later discover that the charges against you are more complicated than originally presented, we may adjust the fee but only after consultation with you.
  3. Pay the legal fee to hire us to begin work on your ticket. You will be able to pay your fee with a credit card. NO LEGAL SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED ON YOUR CASE UNTIL THE AGREED FEE IS PAID IN FULL AND WE ARE NOT YOUR ATTORNEYS UNTIL THE PAYMENT OF THE FEE HAS BEEN MADE.
  4. We will take care of the paperwork and court appearances necessary to resolve your ticket. In most cases, you will not need to appear in court.


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