Whether you’ve been arrested or you’re under investigation for a crime, you need to take the matter seriously. Even a relatively minor misdemeanor charge can disrupt your life and result in jail time, while felony crimes could end with a prison sentence and a severe restriction of your rights.
The Cole County criminal defense lawyers at Kirsch & Kirsch, Attorneys at Law represent clients who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in the state of Missouri. Call today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.
Criminal Defense Practice Areas
Our lawyers handle many different types of criminal cases. This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you don’t see your charge listed here, call today and ask to speak to a lawyer in our office.
- Burglary and Trespassing
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assault (Rape)
- Child Abuse
- Juvenile Crimes
- Traffic Crimes and Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Weapons Possession
How Our Criminal Defense Firm Builds Your Case
No two criminal defense cases are alike, but our diligent process allows our Cole County criminal law firm to determine the best defense strategy for our clients.
You will speak to an attorney about the details of your case under the protection of attorney-client privilege. It’s important for you to be forthcoming during this part of the process, so your lawyer has all of the facts that you know about your case.
Review of Probable Cause Affidavit and Police Report
Your attorney will request the charging documents from the police. This will often reveal flaws in the police procedure and weaknesses in their case against you.
Review All Discovery Evidence
Under Missouri law, each side has the right to review the evidence that the opposition has uncovered. This is commonly referred to as the discovery phase of the investigation.
Subpoena and Depose Police Officers and Other Witnesses
You also have the right to have your lawyer question the police officers and other witnesses involved in your case under oath.
Determine a Defense Strategy
This is a critical step in the defense process. Attorneys will look for weaknesses in the prosecutorial case that they can use to get evidence suppressed or your case dismissed. Did the police stop you without cause? Did they conduct an illegal search? Police procedures must not only be done according to the law, but they must document each step.
Negotiate With the Prosecutor
Even if the case against you is weak, it’s never a bad idea to see what the prosecution is offering. By the same token, if the case against you is strong, this may be your best option.
Defend You in Court
If your case goes to trial, you will want an experienced attorney to advocate for you. At Kirsch & Kirsch, our lawyers have the experience and legal acumen to beat the charges against you.
Cole County Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you need to act fast. Cole County criminal prosecutors are trained and effective. Kirsch & Kirsch can fight for your rights and help you retain your freedom.