St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you need a criminal defense lawyer in St. Louis contact us today and we can provide a free case evaluation.
Fighting for each client’s right to a fair trial
If you have been accused of a crime, you need skilled legal representation — and you need it immediately. At Combs Law Group, we set to work right away to mount a strong defense to ensure you receive fair treatment within the criminal justice system. Attorney Christopher Combs is a zealous advocate for the rights of each client and devotes personal attention to each case. To make things easier for his clients, he offers a free initial consultation and affordable fees so that they can get the best possible result and move on as quickly as possible.
Traffic offenses are usually punished with fines, but points applied to one’s license can result in major hikes in auto-insurance premiums. We will collect the relevant evidence to counteract the testimony against you. We can also negotiate on your behalf to achieve an acceptable outcome.
Always available, always compassionate
Combs Law Group specializes in criminal defense work in a variety St. Louis criminal cases, from felony and misdemeanor drug possession, sexual harassment, armed robbery or theft charges, possession of stolen property, traffic offenses like DWI or DUI, and even basic traffic tickets. Our clients include high profile individuals as well as your regular citizen who happens to get caught on the wrong side of the law.
We are available 24 hours a day and can help from the moment of arrest, through police procedures and charge and in all subsequent court hearings. Some cases are relatively small, others have been very serious – but each is given the same level of attention and focus. We are committed to achieving only the best results for our clients.
Representing individuals accused of DWI
Combs Law Group can offer substantial assistance to the people of St. Louis who have been accused of driving while intoxicated. Our approach to resolving a DWI begins with a full analysis of your police report. In the state of Missouri, drivers who have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, or DWI, with alcohol or drugs can face heavy penalties based in part on the following factors:
- Blood alcohol level — A Missouri driver over 21 is considered legally drunk if his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or higher. We know, however, that errors frequently occur in the application and review of chemical tests, so even if your reading exceeded the standard, we can investigate to see whether we can challenge the evidence against you.
- Refusal to take test — Through the doctrine of implied consent, anyone who drives on a Missouri road automatically agrees to take a blood, breath or urine test if arrested on suspicion of DWI. The penalty for a first refusal to take a test upon request by a law enforcement officer is a one-year driver license suspension.
- Repeat offenders — As with most crimes, penalties increase for second and third DWI convictions. During sentencing, courts take into account convictions from the previous five years.
At Combs Law Group, we will work to uncover potential flaws in the prosecution’s case and argue for a fair adjudication of the charges against you. Learn more about our St. Louis DWI attorney or DUI attorney services.
Creative criminal defense for drug crimes
Missouri drug charges are based on the substance involved, but even simple marijuana possession can lead to prison time. A key distinction exists in drug crime law between punishments for possession versus those for selling, growing or manufacturing drugs. Attorney Christopher Combs will fight the charges against you in an effort to have them dropped or at least reduced. We will formulate a legal strategy that looks at all the factors at play. We will also seek out and propose alternative paths like drug treatment to the prosecuting attorneys. We realize that St. Louis, and the nation as a whole, is currently in the midst of a major epidemic and that there are good people struggling with drug addictions.
Skilled criminal defense against St. Louis felony charges
Felonies in Missouri are serious charges that range from Class D crimes, such as fraud, to Class A felonies, such as murder, but even Class D felonies can affect your life beyond your prison sentence, preventing you from being hired and voting. If you are being prosecuted on a felony count, you can trust us at Combs Law Group to give your case the serious, personal attention it requires.
Defending residents in a full range misdemeanor cases
Crimes labeled as misdemeanors in Missouri are punished by fines and/or jail terms of up to one year. Many general crimes such as theft can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors depending on the factual circumstances of the incident. We will argue your case forcefully in an effort to secure the more lenient treatment.
To learn more about how Combs Law Group can provide you with the best criminal lawyer services in St. Louis, feel free to contact us by filling out a contact form.