Building a Strong Criminal Defense Case
Few things are more terrifying than facing criminal charges. Whether you are accused of a serious offense, misdemeanor or felony, were arrested for drunk driving or other driving offense you need a lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights.
Jones & Rath, LLC, offers clients throughout the St. Louis area and surrounding parts of Missouri over 50 years of criminal law experience. Our attorneys bring proven skills to every case. We help clients prepare the strong defense they need and deserve when dealing with the following criminal law matters:
Understanding the Consequences
One of the most frightening aspects of a criminal law proceeding is the range of consequences a guilty verdict can bring. We represent people facing serious penalties, including:
- Extended probation
- Loss of freedom
- Loss of driving privileges
- Loss of livelihood
- Damaged reputation
- Registration as a sex offender
- Criminal record
When clients contact us, many of them are terrified of the immediate consequences. They think about being in prison, paying high fines or having their drivers' licenses suspended. However, they often fail to consider the long-term impact of a guilty verdict. It can be challenging to get a job if you have a criminal record. Placement on the sex offender registry can prevent you from renting an apartment or finding anywhere else to live or work . A drug or theft conviction may prevent you from working in the health care field or keep you from being licensed or employed in any number of other types of employment. Those records may also bar you from some types of volunteer activities.
We help our clients understand the importance of keeping their criminal record clean. Sometimes the most immediate solution — such as taking a plea bargain — is not the best solution for your future. We help our clients make informed decisions that take the short and long-term consequences into consideration.
If you or a loved one is facing charges for a DWI, sex crime, stealing, assault, burglary, probation violation, drug possession, weapons offense, juvenile crime, driving while suspended, or other criminal activity, contact us. Our experienced criminal law attorneys aggressively protect the rights of our clients throughout the process. Schedule your free consultation online or by calling 314-732-4230.