Hazelwood Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Hazelwood Municipal Court Info

Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00AM – 4:30PM | Municipal Court is held most Tuesday evenings at 6:00PM.
Court Phone: 314-839-2212
Court Administrator: n/a
Municipal Judge: n/a

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 criminal defense team at The People’s Counsel is the best, most experienced, fair priced set of lawyers in the business. Our rate of success in Hazelwood Missouri on criminal charges is unmatched by any other law firm in the Greater St Louis area.

We can say this with confidence because our record in Hazelwood MO speaks for itself. Whether you are facing charges stemming from an assault, resisting arrest, stealing / shoplifting, or possession of drug paraphernalia, our criminal defense lawyers have handled hundreds of such cases over the last ten (10) years.

For instance, most defense law firms are content to simply beg the local prosecutor for a “recommendation.” A recommendation from the prosecutor is what results from a plea bargain (in which your attorney works out a deal in which the original charge is reduced to a lesser infraction). There is not necessarily anything wrong with working out a plea bargain (in the hopes of the prosecutor recommending that you plead to a lesser offense). The Hazelwood Missouri criminal defense attorneys at The People’s Counsel have negotiated many such deals.


But what sets us apart is the fact that our defense team is willing to fight much harder for your rights. Just because the prosecutor has issued criminal charges against you, that does not automatically mean that you are guilty of the charge (or that you should have been charged with such a crime in the first place). And this is precisely why it is so very important for you to have someone on your side who will not hesitate to aggressively fight back.

Once we are hired, the defense team at The People’s Counsel will look very closely at all the available evidence, and demand that the prosecutor turn over any items that he/she might have that could be used against you (such as the police report, photographs or video, or a description of any confiscated items). Even the smallest detail can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case (and we will make sure we turn over every stone).

Of course, there is always the possibility that your case could go to trial. The vast majority of criminal charges are handled long before this stage is ever reached. But if we believe that the charges leveled against you are baseless and without merit, then we have no problem fighting for your Constitutional rights. This hardnose stance is something that the prosecutors in Hazelwood Missouri have come to recognize in our firm (and which has in turn earned us a great deal of respect). As a result, Hazelwood Municipal Court knows that our criminal defense attorneys will not just lay down on the job (and hope for the best).


All you have to do is give us a call (or shoot us an email, or fill out an online form). We will begin working on your case immediately, and develop a strategy of defense to ensure that your rights and interests are protected. And we will not stop fighting until our team has achieved the best possible outcome for your case. We look forward to hearing from you!