The Criminal Defense Attorneys of Newton Barth Know Missouri Law
Being charged with a criminal offense in the State of Missouri can lead to life-altering consequences, including imprisonment, probation, lost custody of children, heavy fines, loss of licensure for certain occupations, job loss, and destruction of one’s reputation. In many cases, laws have changed or include technical nuances that result in unintentional violations of the law, which nonetheless may still result in severe penalties.
The Criminal Defense Attorneys at Newton Barth have a comprehensive understanding of Missouri criminal law and have successfully represented clients in Missouri State courts in a broad range of criminal cases, including:
- Business and white-collar cases
- Drug crimes
- Violent crimes like murder and assault
- Firearms violations
- DUI/DWI matters
- Sex crimes
What is the Difference between State Law vs Federal Law?
State crimes are offenses that specifically break state law. These make up the majority of cases and include murder, rape, arson, DUI, robbery, burglary, theft, breach of contract and traffic violations. These cases are tried in the city or county where the crime was committed, and sentencing follows state guidelines.
Federal crimes specifically violate United States federal laws, or when an individual carries out criminal activity over multiple states, including commercial fraud, wire fraud, and sex or drug trafficking. Federal offenses are tried in federal courts and are investigated and prosecuted by government agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
What to Expect from the Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers of Newton Barth?
Our criminal defense representation is comprehensive, covering every stage of criminal prosecutions and defense. This means we can precisely evaluate every aspect of your case and then carefully develop an effective and comprehensive defense strategy encompassing each stage of the case, including possibly making the determination that a plea agreement may be the best option. Having this depth of experience means we are well-positioned to formulate and execute the most effective start-to-finish defense strategy possible for you.
We protect and support our clients throughout the entire Missouri criminal defense process. Our attorneys listen carefully, examine every detail in a criminal case, carefully research and develop evidence, communicate regularly with clients, and are deeply committed to effectively defending our clients in what may well be the most important potential turning point in their lives.