Defending the Accused

Criminal Defense in St. Charles County

Defending the Accused

Aggressive Serious Defense

Felony – Misdemeanor – Circuit Court – Associate Court

Finding and working with a lawyer can be a daunting task, and many situations arise that require sound legal advice. Facing a criminal charge in St. Charles County is one situation you should never face alone.  When a person is accused of committing a crime, they find themselves alone, afraid, and confused about a system that they have never had to deal with.  When your freedom is at risk, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Call today for serious, aggressive, and affordable defense.

At Markwell Law LLC, I provide extremely aggressive criminal defense representation. I am committed to helping society’s most vulnerable citizens, oftentimes, it is those who are charged with the most heinous acts, guilty or not guilty, who suffer from the prejudices, stereotypes, and pre-dispositions of a society that presumes defendants guilty until proven innocent. This shouldn’t be, nor does it have to be the case.

I believe everyone deserves the right to be treated fairly by the state, the judge, and the jury, no matter the charges. The rights afforded to all of us by the Constitution cannot, should not, and will not be lost just because someone has an accusation brought against them by the government.

“Don’t let criminal charges make you lose sight of your legal rights. Call me today at 636-486-1093 to arrange a free consultation.” — Attorney Charles “Guss” Markwell.

Zealous Advocate

An attorney should know the law, inside and out, from all angles to properly defend the accused. Having been on all sides of criminal cases, including being a former contract prosecutor and Judge Pro Tem, I have extensive knowledge, skill base, and experience to represent even the most complex of criminal cases. I take pride in my courtroom skills, and I understand the importance of establishing good working relationships with judges, courthouse staff, and prosecutors. I also understand how professionalism can work to my clients’ advantage when negotiating criminal charges, working with judges, or arguing various motions.  Most importantly, I also know when it’s time to roll up my sleeves and fight the bare-knuckle brawl that is trial.

As a former prosecutor, I have the experience to anticipate how a prosecutor may prepare your case and litigate at trial. I can review your case from the state’s perspective and provide a diligent criminal defense to help minimize your consequences. Aside from over two decades of representing people charged with serious felonies, I’ve also attended the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, a preeminent institution for the training of criminal defense lawyers.

Extensive Representation — Strength in Numbers

My criminal defense practice is extensive. In representing my clients, I utilize a network of professionals and experts in order to effectively represent my client. The state has vast resources with the goal of gaining a conviction for those it accuses. Working together with your defense attorney, paralegal, investigator, and various experts as required is essential to your success. I rely on their expertise to assist me in informing the jury, presenting the evidence, and winning the case. This is your team because this is your future.

As a Missouri Criminal Defense lawyer, I have extensive criminal defense experience defending the accused. I can conduct thorough trial preparation and build defense strategies for felonies and misdemeanors.

Free Initial Consultations

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you need a diligent lawyer in your corner. I am available to discuss your situation at 636-486-1093, or you can send me an e-mail. I keep regular office hours in St. Louis and provide flexible office hours, including consultations at your home or jail.

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Markwell Law, LLC
1031 Peruque Crossing Ct, Ste. B
O’Fallon, MO 63366
Phone: 636-486-1093
Fax: 636-634-3462