Criminal Law

About criminal offenses

A criminal offense is an act that has been deemed illegal by either statute or ordinance.


Why is a criminal defense attorney a good idea?

It is important to hire a criminal attorney to help ensure that your civil rights are protected and to help review the evidence with you. In addition, the criminal code is complex and a criminal attorney can help explain to you the charges against you and the potential consequences of a finding of guilt or conviction. In addition to the possibility of being incarcerated or fined, there are other significant collateral consequences to being charged with a crime. An attorney can help you avoid the consequences all together or significantly minimize them.


Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

We regularly work with courts and prosecutors all across mid Missouri and we have a good understanding of how to best protect our clients. We put our client’s needs first in every situation and will work zealously on every case to the very end whether it is through a negotiated plea, a trial, or a dismissal of the charges.
The best result in a criminal case is a dismissal of the charges and this can be achieved by hiring a lawyer that will work to suppress damaging evidence or who will work to persuade the prosecution of the weaknesses in their case or persuade the judge of the lack of evidence. If the case is not one that will be dismissed, then some other successful criminal outcomes include deferral, probation or a not-guilty verdict following a trial. The attorneys at Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC have tried numerous criminal trials and have successfully obtained not guilty verdicts for clients in the past.