Just being arrested and charged with a criminal offense is a life-changing experience. Your reputation suffers, you may lose your job and if you are a divorced or divorcing parent, child custody and visitation may be jeopardized. Depending on the nature of the charges, you may even lose your job.
The risks of conviction are great. Prosecutors have an arsenal of resources to direct toward obtaining your conviction. You may lose your freedom for many years and have to pay incredibly high penalties. You need experienced criminal defense lawyer in Cape Girardeau from the Bertrand Law Firm, LLC, standing by your side and fighting for the preservation of your constitutional rights and for your freedom.
Do not speak to anyone without a criminal defense lawyer present. Not to law enforcement, your family and not your cell mate. Just like you have heard on television, anything you say can and will be used against you.
Some of the types of charges we have handled successfully include, but are not limited to:
- DWI whether your first or subsequent offense.
- Traffic tickets.
- All misdemeanors.
- All felonies.
Our Cape Girardeau criminal defense lawyer will meet with you and compassionately listen to your side of the case. We will obtain all police and investigative reports and conduct our own investigation. We always act with your best interest in mind. If that means negotiating for a lesser penalty or reduced charges, we know how to do that. If that means going to trial, we are experienced criminal defense trial lawyers who will zealously present your case in the courtroom and do our best to obtain an acquittal.