Dardenne Prairie Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Dardenne Prairie Municipal Court Info

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 – 5:00 PM | Municipal Court is generally held the 4th Wednesday of the month
Court Phone: 636-755-5333
Court Administrator: Tamie Wood
Municipal Judge: Rick Zerr

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.


The People’s Counsel has a set of proven, experienced Dardenne Prairie Missouri criminal defense lawyers ready to help you in this time of need. We have successfully handled hundreds and hundreds of criminal cases and trials, and our team will be there right by your side. All you have to do is give us a call, and we will get to work on your case immediately.

The unfortunate reality is that most people do not reach out to a criminal defense attorney when they are facing charges in Dardenne Prairie Missouri. Instead, folks will more often than not choose to gamble their futures, and represent themselves in court. But this is a huge mistake. Why? Because just like a broken arm requires a knowledgeable physician to set the bone and administer expert medical services, people need legal representation when they are charged criminally.

What happens when a defendant decides to serve as their own attorney? The court will treat you as if you are in fact a lawyer (with all the knowledge and understanding that a licensed practitioner has). So if you plan on dealing directly with either the prosecutor or judge in Dardenne Prairie Missouri, then you should expect no leniency. There will be an expectation that you know all the rules, regulations, laws, and customs.

As you might have already guessed, most people do not have the same legal knowledge as a good Dardenne Prairie MO criminal defense attorney. And as a result, these individuals will typically end up pleading guilty to the charge. But when you admit guilt (without putting up any sort of defense), the charge becomes a part of your permanent record as a criminal conviction.

This will have a devastating impact on your life in many ways. For instance, applying for a job in the future will be much more difficult. Why? Because most employers run criminal background checks on prospective employees. And once the conviction shows up, you will almost certainly be eliminated as a candidate for the job. The same logic would apply when you go to rent an apartment or take out a business / student loan (because the landlord and financial institution will run the same background check).

But when you hire the Dardenne Prairie MO criminal defense lawyers at The People’s Counsel, we will devise an aggressive strategy to defend your rights and interests. And it all begins with our notification to the court. Once the judge and prosecutor see that we are on the case, it becomes a whole new ballgame. Because the Dardenne Prairie Municipal Court is well aware of our hard charging attitude when it comes to criminal defense. Our team is not worried about the prospect of taking your case to trial (if necessary), and the prosecutor knows it.

Very often, our services will lead to a dismissal of the charges leveled against you (an opportunity that not every defense firm will look into, because of a lack of experience). And if a dismissal is not in the cards, then our Dardenne Prairie Missouri criminal defense attorneys will work closely with the local prosecutor to get your charge reduced to a lesser offense (one that will not go on your permanent record, and result in the kind of damage described above). In some situations, we can even convince the judge that you should be placed on probation (as opposed to doing any jail time or paying any fine). Such a probationary period would run between one (1) to two (2) years in length, and so long as you do not get into any more trouble during this time, the original charge will not show up on your record.

So please do give us a call to learn more about your options. Our staff is eager to get all the facts of your case, and to begin working on your defense immediately. We look forward to hearing from you!