St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyers
When you face criminal charges, whether in the state or federal courts in Missouri, the attorney you choose can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. The criminal justice system can be frightening and confusing. It can feel like the rules are always in favor of the prosecutor, and that the proceedings are being held in a foreign language. You want a criminal defense lawyer in St. Louis who has a strong knowledge of the law and process, and who has helped others in similar circumstances.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., our St. Louis criminal lawyers have more than 60 years of criminal practice experience. We have the skill and knowledge to review your case and quickly determine whether you should seek a plea bargain or should defend yourself in court. In our decades of practice, we have handled more than 1,000 criminal trials. We are always willing to take your case to a judge and jury to get the outcome you seek.
An Overview of Our Criminal Defense Practice
We provide comprehensive counsel to people who have been charged with felonies or misdemeanors, handling cases in state criminal courts, as well as federal criminal prosecutions. We handle all matters related to the defense of allegations of:
- Sex crimes, including charges related to child pornography, as well as Internet-based crimes
- Violent crimes such as murder or assault and battery
- Drug crimes, from possession to trafficking to manufacturing
- White collar offenses such as fraud or embezzlement, including securities fraud
- Racketeering and RICO charges
- Federal weapons or firearms offenses
- DUI/DWI, from the administrative proceeding regarding the suspension or revocation of your license to the criminal hearing
- Internet Crimes
- White Color Crimes
- Juvenile Offenses
- Criminal Appeals
We also offer experienced counsel in criminal appeals, helping you identify all issues subject to appeal. We will conduct all research, prepare all legal briefs, and act as your advocate in oral arguments in the state and federal courts of appeal.
Missouri State Criminal Practice
If you have been charged with a crime in the state courts in Missouri, you want to exercise great care in hiring legal counsel. A lot can be at stake in a criminal prosecution. In addition to fines and penalties, you may establish a criminal record that limits your job options or prevents you from access to student aid or higher education. You want an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to protect your rights.
When you hire us to defend you in a criminal case in the state courts, we will go to work immediately, gathering and preserving all evidence to support your case. We will review procedural as well as substantive issues, examining whether police and prosecutors violated your rights during the investigation of your crime, and whether there are ways to impeach or challenge the credibility of any witnesses against you.
Missouri Federal Criminal Practice
If you have been charged with a federal offense, you should not just hire any criminal defense lawyer. The federal criminal justice system has its own unique set of rules. Federal charges often carry higher penalties and stricter sentences, and the United States Attorney has the full resources of the federal government to assist in prosecution. You want an attorney who knows the federal laws and procedures, and who has successfully defended individuals accused of federal crimes, someone who can truly level the playing field for you in federal court.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we bring more than 60 years of experience to people in Missouri who face federal criminal prosecution. Our lawyers offer considerable courtroom experience and have successfully protected the rights of many defendants in the federal courts. We will move swiftly to protect your constitutional rights, and we can help you quickly determine whether your interests will best be served by seeking a plea agreement, or by arguing your case in front of a judge and jury.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis criminal lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300 or toll free at 800-844-2232. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.