If you've been charged—or anticipate being charged—with a crime in Missouri, your reputation, freedom, and future are at stake. Depending on the charges and the facts of your case, the potential penalties could include sizable fines, substantial jail or prison time, long-term employment and educational barriers, and possibly even the loss of your voting or gun rights. Even having a minor traffic ticket on your record can have unwanted negative consequences.
Whether you want to fight a traffic ticket, are facing false criminal accusations or charges, or made a serious mistake, you need and deserve sound legal guidance and a rigorous criminal defense. Fortunately, that's just what we provide. Here's what you need to know.
Traffic Tickets: Why You Need a Strong Defense
Got a traffic ticket and thinking of just paying it to avoid a hassle? Not so fast – did you know that paying a traffic ticket is technically the same as pleading guilty? This can add points to your license, possibly resulting in its suspension or revocation, and higher auto insurance premiums. But this doesn't have to happen to you. Missouri defense attorney Jim Deffet can help protect your driving record by negotiating to knock the ticket down to a lesser offense or ensure you get probation. Find out how we can help you fight a traffic ticket.
Aggressive Criminal Defense for DUI- or DWI-Related Charges
Drunk driving is a serious offense that puts everyone at risk. As a result, prosecutors often "throw the book" at the accused. However, contrary to what some defendants may believe, a conviction isn't an inevitability. A knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into the charges leveled against you, challenge the state's evidence, or negotiate a reduced fine or for you to receive probation instead of jail or prison time. We offer aggressive and capable criminal defense for DUI- and DWI-related charges involving:
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license
- Leaving the scene of a DWI crash
- DWI car accident resulting in injuries and damages
- DWI motorcycle wreck that injured a passenger or another person
- DWI truck crash involving a commercial driver (and a commercial driver's license)
- Accidents caused by boating while intoxicated
- Prior DWI convictions
Facing drunk driving charges and worried about your future? You should be. These charges and their potential penalties are serious. Thankfully, you've come to the right firm for help. We have helped countless clients mount a vigorous defense to these charges and secure the best possible outcome in their case.
Other Criminal Cases We Handle
We provide high-quality legal representation for clients facing any and all state misdemeanor or felony charges, including those involving:
- DUI or DWI
- And other criminal offenses
Providing the Robust Defense You Need in Your Missouri Criminal Case
We are a small firm focused on delivering big results for its clients. Having worked as a prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense attorney, Jim Deffet has experience on both sides of the legal aisle. He knows how prosecutors think—and he uses that valuable insider knowledge to work for the benefit of each and every client.
That's not the only thing that sets our firm apart from the competition. Rather than accepting every case that comes through our doors, we only handle a select number of cases each year, which ensures that our clients receive high-quality legal services and unparalleled personal attention.
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Facing a worrisome criminal matter and need reliable legal counsel? It's a good thing you've found us. We know that even good people can make mistakes and that false charges can throw an innocent person's world into chaos. To find out how we can help, contact us to discuss your criminal case with one of our accomplished defense attorneys.