Being arrested for a crime may be one of the most frightening experiences you ever live through, but it doesn’t end there. The consequences of a conviction could have a major impact on your future. Your career and reputation will suffer and your life may never be the same again. That is why you need a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer on your side who will fight to defend your rights.
Since the day he graduated from law school, Attorney Brent Labovitz has been practicing nothing but criminal defense. He began his career at a highly respected law firm in Chicago, where he earned valuable experience. Upon returning to his home state, he began work for the Missouri Public Defender's Office, acting as lead counsel on hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.
Brent’s experience gave him an understanding of the criminal process far beyond that of most lawyers. He knows how to effectively negotiate with prosecutors for a more favorable plea bargain, as well as preparing your case for trial if that is what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome. When you face criminal charges, you are labeled as a suspect, a culprit or a perpetrator, but when you come to the firm, you will be treated with the respect and dignity you deserve at this difficult time.
Criminal defense cases require more than just an aggressive attorney who can fight your charges before a judge and jury. Your lawyer should also provide you with counsel, support, and guidance through this difficult experience. Brent Labovitz, Attorney at Law understands this and provides personalized attention and representation for each client.
Your attorney will be ready and able to negotiate with the prosecutor in order to seek a reduction of your sentence, as well as investigating the evidence to determine whether there is sufficient proof to have you convicted. For example, if you have been arrested for drinking and driving, it is possible that there were errors that would invalidate the test results. Every case is unique, and your lawyer will evaluate all options for having the charges dropped.
Our professional from the firm knows how to investigate charges and can begin breaking down the pieces of your accusation. He understands the components that are involved and how the legal system runs. Through first-hand experience, he recognizes effective tactics to implement against prosecutors that may not always have the truth or justice as their main concern.
No matter how “minor” or serious your charges are, you must take action now to avoid conviction. In instances of aggravated offenses—such as the display or discharge of a weapon during the commission of a crime—the penalties can be greatly increased. While these charges can vary greatly, they each come with a harsh and undesirable outcome.
Conviction of a crime will result in a criminal record that will follow you around for years to come, potentially restricting your future job prospects, credit reports, and even your social circumstances. In cases of sex crime convictions, offenders are required to register as a sex offender, which will stay with you even if you move to a new location.
Your lawyer, Brent Labovitz, will stand by you as the case progresses and offer legal guidance in all aspects of your case. If you have already been convicted, don’t lose hope—there are still options available to you. These may include early probation termination or an expungement to have your past conviction finally wiped away.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation so that you can learn more about what is involved in fighting your charge and how a professional can assist you in countless ways. Your case is important and the sooner you have a capable defender on your side, the sooner you can start taking the necessary steps to protect your freedom and guard against a guilty conviction. Call us today!