St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorney
Defending Your Rights
Being arrested for a crime may be one of the most frightening and stressful experiences you will ever live through, and the consequences of this situation could have a major impact on your future. If you are convicted, your career and reputation will suffer, and your life may never be the same again. You deserve to have a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer on your side, guiding you through this difficult time and fighting to defend your rights. Since the day he graduated from law school, Attorney Brent Labovitz has been practicing nothing but
criminal defense, beginning his career at a highly respected law firm in Chicago, where he earned valuable experience from veteran attorneys.
Returning to his home state, he began work for the Missouri Public Defender's Office, acting as lead counsel on hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. This experience gave him an understanding of the criminal process far beyond that of most lawyers. He knows how to effectively negotiate with prosecutors for a more favorable plea bargain, as well as preparing your case for trial if that is what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome. When you face criminal charges, you are labeled as a suspect, a culprit or a perpetrator, but when you come to the firm, you will be treated with the respect and dignity you deserve at this difficult time.
It is crucial that you retain representation as early as possible, whether there is a warrant for your arrest or if you have already been charged with a
violent crime, a
theft crime or a
drug crime such as
marijuana. Do not make the mistake of thinking that by being cooperative and telling investigators what they want to know you will receive leniency. The police are not on your side, and everything they do is geared towards having you convicted. If you are called in to discuss an investigation into an
internet crime, a
white collar crime or a
federal crime such as
trafficking, you should refer the investigator to speak with your lawyer. You can insist on having your attorney present at all times when speaking with the police, including after an arrest for
probation violations or
A criminal lawyer will fight for you!
Your attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor to seek a reduction in the sentence, as well as investigating the evidence to determine whether there is sufficient proof to have you convicted. For example, if you have been arrested for drinking and driving, it is possible that there were errors with the field sobriety tests which would invalidate the test results. Even a
multiple/felony DWI charge could be dropped if the evidence is unreliable. Every case is unique, and your lawyer will evaluate all options for having the charges dropped or having you fully exonerated. There is often some way to defend a case, whether it was evidence that was wrongfully obtained, testing that was done in an incorrect manner or a lack of sufficient proof.
A professional from the firm knows how to investigate charges and begin breaking down the pieces of an accusation. They understand the components involved and how the legal system runs. Through first-hand experience they have recognized effective tactics to implement against prosecutors that may not always have the truth or justice as their main concern. Whether you face a fines for traffic offenses or if you are at risk of receiving a serious penalty for
violating an order of protection or a
sex crime such as
rape, you must take action now to avoid conviction. In instance of
weapons offenses that accompany another crime, the penalties can be greatly increased, regardless of whether or not the weapon was used. While these charges can vary greatly, any of them can come with an unwanted outcome. Any penalty can be detrimental and many people many downplay the effects of punishments such as
DWI license suspension.
Protect Your Future from a Criminal Conviction
Furthering the impact of a conviction is the criminal record that will follow you around for years to come; potentially restricting you in future job prospects, credit reports and even social circumstances. For those convicted of a sex crime, there will be a requirement to register as an offender, and this will remain even if you move to a new location. Your lawyer will stand by you as the case progresses, offering legal guidance in all aspects of a case. For those that have already been convicted there are still options available to you. These may include early probation termination to regain your freedom or an
expungement to have your past finally wiped away. Call the office to schedule a free consultation so that you can further learn about the process involved in fighting a charge and how a professional can assist you in countless ways. Your case is important and the sooner you have a capable defender on your side, the sooner you can start taking the necessary steps to protect your freedom and guard against a guilty conviction.