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Looking for a lawyer for a criminal case in St. Louis?

Are you searching for an aggressive defense attorney to represent you or a loved one against criminal charges in St. Louis? At The Sumner Law Group, LLC, we represent clients against all types of misdemeanor and felony charges on the state and federal levels. Attorney Brent Sumner has years of experience working in the 22nd Circuit Court of St. Louis and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and is prepared to fight for you!

Whether you're facing domestic violence charges which could result in losing your parental rights, or if you face losing your license to a DWI/DUI conviction, or if you face mandatory sex offender registration because of a sex crime, you're going to need an aggressive St. Louis criminal defense lawyer such as Brent Sumner who is willing to challenge every shred of evidence against you, to search for any holes in the prosecutor's case and question the reliability of eyewitness testimony.

When your freedom is at stake, you cannot afford to hire an inexperienced defense attorney or an overwhelmed public defender who simply doesn't have the time or resourced to devote to your case.

I'm innocent, why would I need an attorney?
Unfortunately, innocent people are incarcerated for life terms and even sent to death all because a jury found them guilty. A lot of people are also wrongfully convicted because of circumstantial evidence and false confessions. Wrongful convictions are not unusual and you do not want to make the mistake of believing that innocence will protect you because in many cases, it won't. Hire a lawyer to ensure your constitutional rights are protected and that you won't say or do anything that may harm your case.

What can happen to me if I'm convicted?
A criminal conviction can have a host of consequences depending on your criminal history and the severity of the crime. Some of the penalties may include: driver's license suspension, hefty fines, victim restitution, community service, probation, incarceration and more.

How long can I be sentenced for a crime?
Under the Missouri Revised Statutes, the sentencing for a felony conviction ranges between not more than 4 years for a Class D felony to a term of not less than 10 years to 30 years, or life imprisonment for a Class A felony. For a misdemeanor, the term of imprisonment ranges from 15 days to one year.

Fighting State & Federal Charges in St. Louis

Not all criminal defense attorneys are licensed to practice before the state and federal courts. At The Sumner Law Group, LLC, we represent clients in all types of state and federal crimes including but not limited to:

Don't go down without a fight!

  • Driven to get your charges dropped, reduced or dismissed, we will fight relentlessly to see to it that you have every opportunity to obtain favorable case result.
  • Sometimes it's the smallest hole in a case or flaw that exonerates a client, let us look for any potential shortcomings in your investigation!
  • We know that you likely have a job and a family relying upon you. In an effort to protect what matters most to you, we treat your case as if it was our own and will work tirelessly to turn things around in your favor.

As you are probably well aware, nothing good can come out of being the target of law enforcement and prosecutors who have already made up their minds about you. When your future and freedom are at stake, you need an attorney who is an equal adversary in the courtroom. Attorney Brent Sumner has developed valuable relationships with local prosecutors, judges and courtroom staff and knows the ins and outs of the Missouri criminal justice system. Having an inadequate defense can ruin a defendant's case and chances at freedom; don't let this happen to you!

Contact The Sumner Law Group, LLC today!

At The Sumner Law Group, LLC, we are committed to defending your rights and raising enough questions that prosecutors, judges and a jury sees that there is reasonable doubt about your guilt, thereby undermining the strength of the case against you. Should you hire our firm, you will have peace of mind knowing that your case no matter how large or small, is in very good hands.

View our case results page to see for yourself what we can do. To get connected with a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer from our firm, call (314) 485-9948 today!

In addition to serving the residents of St. Louis, we also serve the residents of St. Charles, MO.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.