Town and Country Missouri Criminal Defense Attorney

Town and Country Municipal Court Info

Hours: 8AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday
Court Phone: 314-432-1420
Court Administrator: Sharon Orlando
Municipal Judge: Andrea Niehoff

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.


Once you call The People’s Counsel, our legal team will immediately set your mind at ease. We have handled hundreds of criminal cases in and around Town and Country MO over the last ten (10) years. And we will be more than happy to represent you in this time of need! 

And there is nothing more important than the peace of mind that comes when you know that an experienced, first-class Town and Country Missouri criminal defense lawyer is assisting you through this rough period in your life. Our staff is prepared to defend your Constitutional rights to the fullest! 


It is an unfortunate reality, however, that most Americans never hire a good attorney to represent their interests (even when facing serious criminal charges). In fact, most people walk into court all by themselves (and seem perfectly willing to roll the dice). But a misdemeanor criminal charge in Town and Country is no laughing matter! The judge and prosecutor in this municipality take their jobs quite seriously, and will not hesitate in their efforts to press jail time and/or a large fine. 

We are not in the business of using scare tactics at The People’s Counsel. It is up to you to decide whether or not you wish to retain a lawyer who can help you through the incredibly complex layers of the criminal justice system. But if you do make this decision (to serve as your own lawyer), there are a few things you should know.

  1. Self-represented individuals almost always end up pleading guilty to the charge(s). The reason for this is simple: most individuals have a very limited understanding of how criminal law (and the various statutes, rules, regulations, and formalities) works. But can you imagine strolling into the emergency room at a hospital with a broken arm, and insist that you do not need a doctor? Or telling the nurse that you can do everything on your own, thank you very much? 

Of course not! You would recognize that your medical knowledge is extraordinarily limited (regardless of how many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy you’ve watched over the years), and that you do not possess the level of expertise or authority to examine an x-ray image, set the broken bone, and prescribe yourself pain killers.

But this is exactly what people do every day in America when it comes to their legal issues. Instead of hiring a good Town and Country Missouri criminal defense attorney, they walk into the courthouse like it is no big deal.

  1. When you plead guilty to a criminal charge, it will show up on your permanent record as a criminal conviction. And the chance that it will ever come off your record is very slim (hence the term “permanent”). As a result, the conviction will follow you wherever you go in life. Plan on applying for a job in the future? That employer will run a criminal background check (and you’ll likely be eliminated as a candidate). Looking forward to renting a new apartment? The landlord will run the same background check (and your chances of getting that dream condo will slip away). Thinking about opening your own business? The loan officer at the bank will (you guessed it) run a background check (and the startup funding you were hoping for will suddenly evaporate). 

  1. Even if you do not plead guilty, the judge will eventually set your case for trial. This will place an even larger burden on you, because it will then be your sole duty to face-off against one of the toughest prosecutors in all of St Louis. In a criminal trial, the prosecutor will waste little time in providing evidence to the judge to show that you are guilty of the crime you’ve been charged with. And as you might have already guessed, these kinds of situations do not end well for self-represented defendants. 

Would you rather avoid all of this negativity? All you have to do is reach out to us, and we will start working on your case immediately! Our legal defense team will first determine if there is a way to get the charges dismissed, or in the alternative, work out a deal with the local prosecutor in which the impact of the criminal charge is minimal. So please do give us a call soon. We look forward to hearing from you!!