Affton Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Affton Municipal Court Info

Court Phone: (314) 631-1803

Reviews for The People’s Counsel

“Highly recommend if you are looking for a trustworthy team to work on your behalf!”
—Ashley R.

“Charles and Tom are the BEST criminal defense lawyers EVER!!”
—James T.

“Great price, great communication, great lawyer!!”
—Teighlor P.

“I have worked with Charles Barberio twice now and have been incredibly impressed with his professionalism…”
—Carrie G.


There are only a few situations in life in which you need professional services. For instance, when you are feeling sick, going to see a doctor makes a lot of sense. Or if you are dealing with significant tax issues, then a CPA is probably the best person to visit. And when you are facing criminal charges, speaking with an experienced Affton Missouri criminal defense lawyer is the best route to take. 

At The People’s Counsel, we take the responsibility of defending your rights with the utmost seriousness. Regardless of what you have been charged with (trespassing, resisting arrest, shoplifting, etc.), we have over ten (10) years of experience successfully handling criminal charges in Affton Missouri. Our aggressive strategy of fighting every charge has earned us a well-deserved reputation of tough representation. 


The moment we are hired, we swing into action. Once the Affton Municipal Court is made aware of the fact that we are on your side, the judge and prosecutor will know immediately that they are dealing with a law firm that does not take “no” for an answer. The first step will be to gather all the facts of your case (whether it is in the form of the police report, potential witnesses, or any evidence that was taken into custody and now being used against you). 

Initially, we will begin a conversation with the local prosecutor to see if the Affton Missouri criminal charges can be dismissed. There are a variety of reasons for why a criminal charge might be thrown out (for instance, the arresting officer might have violated your Constitutional rights in some manner). 

In most situations, the prosecutor will be willing to offer a “recommendation” to the judge. This recommendation will usually lower the existing charge (which will be in the form of a misdemeanor crime) down to a lesser infraction (such as “littering”). The reason why this is beneficial to you is because this type of lesser offense will not show up on your permanent record. 


Of course, there are those rare occasions in which the prosecutor does not wish to offer a plea bargain. In those situations, most defense attorneys are content to tell their clients that there is nothing more that can be done. But not the Affton Missouri criminal defense lawyers at The People’s Counsel. We are perfectly willing to go the distance, and take your case to trial if necessary. 

But the main strategy will always remain the same: we will not stop fighting until you receive the best outcome possible. And we perform these services at an affordably cheap price. For example, if your particular criminal charge is considered lower-level, then we can assign one of our attorneys who specializes in this type of case (for a substantially lower rate). And we are always more than willing to work out a payment plan for our fees (so that you do not need to come up with a lump sum all at once). 

So please do give us a call. Our legal team will be more than happy to assist you in this time of need. We look forward to hearing from you soon!