Eureka Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Eureka Municipal Court Info

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00AM – 4:30PM | Court convenes at 7:00PM, typically on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
Court Phone: 636-549-1828
Court Clerk: Daphne Marler
Municipal Judge: Samantha Cerutti Wacker

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.


Eureka Missouri is well known for its unwillingness to simply resolve criminal matters in the way most municipalities in this area do. For whatever reason, the prosecutor in Eureka MO has decided that it is in the city’s best interest to recommend to the judge that each defendant be charged “as is.” In other words, it is the policy of this municipality to rarely work out any plea deals.

This set of circumstances has resulted in a decision by many criminal defense lawyers to steer clear of Eureka Missouri, and not represent any clients with criminal cases here. But at The People’s Counsel, we are prepared to meet the prosecutor head on, and fight for your Constitutional rights. Once the court learns that our legal team is defending you, it will know immediately what kind of services our clients will be receiving.

Most criminal defense attorneys will do only the limited amount necessary in order to get the case fixed. And in a municipality such as Eureka MO, the amount of work will easily double for an attorney trying to seek a resolution. This is precisely why the first steps taken by our Eureka Missouri criminal defense attorneys are to see about getting the case dismissed. Regardless of how hard a line the prosecutor might lay down, The People’s Counsel is ready to fight from day one.


Whether this means working out a plea bargain on your behalf, securing a period of probation, or taking the case to trial, our team will not be pushed around. Most criminal cases are disposed of by way of deal in which you agree to plead to a lesser offense. So instead of a misdemeanor on your permanent record, our attorneys will seek to reduce the charge to a minor infraction. The goal of such a deal is to ensure that you do not suffer from all the negative consequences that come your way when someone ends up with a criminal conviction on their record.

In the alternative, the judge might be willing to allow you to go on probation. If probation is secured, the probationary period will typically run between one (1) to two (2) years in length. This would be in lieu of jail time or paying any fines. And if you make it through probation without getting into anymore trouble, then the original criminal charge will not become a part of your permanent record.

Although the vast majority of criminal cases never make it very far before some sort of resolution is had, the Eureka Missouri criminal defense lawyers at The People’s Counsel are ready for a trial if necessary. Our team has successfully handled some of the most high-profile cases all across the state of Missouri. The only way you can achieve such a level of success is being unafraid of a fight (or standing up for the rights of those who have been charged by the state). And if the prosecutor fails to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each element of the statute under which you have been charged, then our team will ask that the charges be dropped.

Regardless of how much work it might take for The People’s Counsel to get the best outcome for you, it is far better to get an attorney than not. Unfortunately, most folks do not reach out for legal representation. Instead, they walk into court all by themselves. But this decision will almost always end up the same way: these folks will do nothing more than plead guilty to the original charge. But this will result in the misdemeanor turning into a criminal conviction on your permanent record. A conviction will show up on a criminal background check, which will limit your chances of getting a good job (or renting an apartment, or taking out a business or student loan).

But you don’t have to allow this to happen. When you reach out to us at The People’s Counsel, our team will begin working on your case immediately. And we will not stop working until we have achieved the best possible outcome for you. So please do give us a call, shoot us an email, or fill out an online inquiry. We look forward to hearing from you!