Criminal Defense

Skilled Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Many criminal defense clients feel embarrassed and uncomfortable discussing their legal troubles with a lawyer. We aren't here to judge our clients; we're here to help. As your law firm, we need as much information as possible in order to be effective advocates. We are understanding and respectful towards our clients in order to establish open and honest attorney/client relationships.

At Sotta & Briggs, we are committed to helping our clients understand the criminal justice process and how their cases fit into that process. Too many lawyers take on cases without giving their clients the time to explain what happened. As a result, the lawyers don't really understand what their clients are facing. We are willing to give clients the time they need to explain their situations so that we can effectively inform them regarding their options.

Hire an experienced advocate to fight for your rights.

The results of a criminal matter will affect you for the rest of your life. You should hire an experienced advocate who will negotiate aggressively with prosecutors and, if necessary, effectively argue your case in front of a jury. We have extensive experience helping clients successfully resolve criminal defense charges. Over the years, we have represented clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses, including the following:

  • Drug possession and drug trafficking of a variety of drugs: methamphetamines, cocaine, heroine, and marijuana
  • Sex crimes including rape, sexual assault, and child sexual assault
  • Theft crimes
  • Property crimes including arson, robbery, and burglary
  • Murder, manslaughter, and other violent crimes
  • Speeding tickets and other traffic offenses
  • DUI / DWI
  • Driving with a suspended license
  • Assault and battery
  • White collar crimes: fraud, embezzlement, and credit card fraud (identity theft)

Call our law offices before talking to the police.

If you have been arrested for a crime or are under investigation, do not cooperate with the police. Don't answer their questions and don't consent to a search of your property without first discussing the matter with an experienced criminal attorney.

Contact a Joplin Criminal Attorney

If you have been arrested or are being investigated for a federal or state criminal offense, you need to discuss your case with an experienced criminal attorney immediately. Call, fax, or e-mail The Law Offices of Sotta & Briggs for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.