Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime in Missouri can have severe financial, legal, and emotional consequences for the person that is charged.  Facing the prospect of a substantial fine, losing a job, or being imprisoned can be one of the most fearful and uncertain times that a person may face. When enduring this situation, it is imperative to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at your side. 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Zolman Law Firm in St. Louis have extensive experience representing criminal defendants, and are ready to start fighting for you, your financial resources, and your freedom.

Any prosecution is only as good as the evidence that is supporting it. Law enforcement must comply with strict procedures when collecting evidence, and they often fail to do so. The seizure of evidence beyond the scope of a warrant, inconsistencies in the evidentiary chain of custody, and the continuation of questioning after a suspect requests an attorney are but a few of the errors made by law enforcement. 

Additionally, prosecutors will perform investigations, conduct laboratory tests, and compile witnesses all in attempt to see that the defendant is convicted as charged.  To avoid such a conviction, it is essential that a defendant have the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the errors commonly made by law enforcement and can take advantage of the intricate rules governing the presentation of that evidence.

Many criminal cases are resolved without a trial in St. Louis. Trials are a very expensive, time-consuming process, and prosecutors are no more eager to expend those resources than are defendants.  In some cases, a complete dismissal of the charges may be possible.  If the charges cannot be dismissed, then an experienced criminal defense attorney may negotiate with the prosecutor and see that the defendant pleads to a lesser crime or incurs a reduced sentence. 

No matter how your case is resolved, the criminal defense attorneys at the Zolman Law Firm in St. Louis will provide you with the attentive and relentless representation that is necessary to avoid a wrongful conviction. Contact us today for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your case.