Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Charles

Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer - When it Matters Most

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

The St. Charles County Courthouse

At Markwell Law LLC, I provide extremely aggressive criminal defense representation. I am committed to helping society’s most vulnerable citizens, often times, 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.

“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

A Zealous Advocate On Your Side

The attorney you choose should know the law, inside and out, from all angles.  Having been on all sides of criminal cases, including having been a former contract prosecutor and Judge Pro Tem, I have an 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 the 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 diligent criminal defense to help minimize your consequences.  Aside from over a decade 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 having conducted hundreds of trials, and negotiated thousands of plea agreements.  In representing my clients, I utilize a network of professionals and experts in order to effectively represent my client.  The government accusing you 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 St. Charles Criminal Defense Lawyer, I have extensive experience in defending my clients.  I conduct thorough trial preparation and build defense strategies for felonies and misdemeanors, including:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Rape
  • Child molestation
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • DWI
  • Fraud
  • Drug offenses
  • Reckless driving

Newspaper Articles – Guss Markwell

Murder trial ends in hung jury
No trial in death of crash victim; family outraged
Stanwood man gets 15 years in prison for shooting neighbor in the face
Thieves target home wireless networks
Nursing assistant gets jail for role in client’s death
Judge tough on mother and son
Defendant is defiant as new murder trial starts
Man accused of molestation won’t be tried a third time
Jury gets sect murder case
Turgeon jury may be deadlocked
Defendant says he’d kill again
A killing in God’s name

Free Initial Consultations

If you are facing serious criminal charges, you need a diligent Criminal Defense 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. Charles County Missouri. My office is located in O’Fallon off of Lake St. Louis Blvd and West Clay.

Guss Markwell

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