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(636) 256-7300
Arrested for a DWI Charge in St Louis, MO?
Get the Best DWI Defense for your case!
(636) 256-7300

ST LOUIS COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

ST LOUIS COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney

DOUGLAS RICHARDS

I am Douglas Richards, a St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney, who since graduating from Washington University Law School in 1986, have been helping and defending people who have been arrested and charged with all kinds of Felony Charges and Misdemeanor Charges for over the past 30 years.

What Should I Look For In A Defense Attorney to Handle My St Louis County Criminal Defense Case?

First, look for a St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney who has extensive experience in handling Criminal Cases in St Louis County. You also need to choose a St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney who handles Criminal Defense Cases on a daily basis. There are many subtleties and complexities in a Criminal Defense that can only be fully understood by someone who regularly practices in that area. When you need the best result, make sure you go to an experienced St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney who has years of handling cases and developing successful defense strategies that can be used in your case.

Second, look for a St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney who will give you the personal attention that your case deserves. This means being able to deal directly with your Criminal Defense Attorney, and not some staff person from the attorney’s office. Having face to face meetings. Being able to contact your St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney when you need to. Being able to call him on his cell phone or text him if you have any kind of question. Personal service. You need a St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney who will take the time to get to know you, and is willing to spend the necessary time developing the facts of your case in order to obtain the best result possible for you.

Third, meet with the St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney in person. A phone conversation is a good place to start, but you can only tell so much about someone over the phone.  It is crucial to meet with the St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney in person. Meeting face to face will help you make the decision about whether he is the right St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney for you. Bring a family member or a friend with you to the meeting, especially if they are going to help you through this difficult time. It is very important that you feel comfortable communicating with your Criminal Defense Attorney, and more importantly, whether the St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney is knowledgeable and comfortable communicating with you and answering your questions about your case and the Criminal process that you will be going through.

I never charge a fee for an initial consultation because I understand that it is an important step in the process of finding the right St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney for you. Call today to contact my office so we can set up a time to meet face to face with you so I can answer all of your Criminal Defense questions.

Call today to discuss the details and to set up a free case evaluation of the facts of your case at:

DOUGLAS RICHARDS
ATTORNEY AT LAW

9666 Olive Blvd., Ste. 365

St. Louis, MO 63132

314-517-5756

or

636-256-7300

I look forward to sitting down and talking to you face to face, so you can teach me the facts of your case and I can teach you what the law is and what legal defenses and legal tactics that are available to you, so that together, we can achieve the Best Result for you!


St Louis County Criminal Defense Attorney | Douglas Richards Attorney at Law | www.drichardslaw.com
Douglas N. Richards
Douglas N. Richards
Attorney at Law

MACDL Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACDL National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


My NEW address is as of 3/1/14:
9666 Olive Blvd., Ste. 365
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone: 314-517-5756 | 636-256-7300
Fax: 314-666-9850

Mon - Fri: 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Sat: 09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Official Time Clock
00:00:00


CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW

CRIMINAL FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES

  • Criminal Non-Support
    • Not Paying Child Support
    • Class D Felony or Class A Misdemeanor
  • Drug Possession Charges
    • Arrests for possession, trafficking, manufacture, sales or distribution of:
      • Marijuana
      • Cocaine
      • Crack cocaine
      • Heroin
      • Methamphetamine
      • Prescription drugs - Other drugs
      • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
      • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Stealing Charges
    • Stealing over $500
    • Class C Felony
    • Embezzlement
  • White Collar Crimes
    • Shoplifting
    • Petty theft
      • Stealing under $500
      • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Probation Violations
    • Probation Revocation Hearings
  • Bond Reductions

RANGES OF PUNISHMENT

Felony Ranges of Punishment:
  • Class A Felony
    • Imprisonment for not less than ten years and not to exceed thirty years, or life imprisonment;
  • Class B Felony
    • Imprisonment for not less than five years and not to exceed fifteen years;
  • Class C Felony
    • Imprisonment for not more than seven years and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.00;
  • Class D Felony
    • Imprisonment for not more than four years and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000.00.

Misdemeanor Ranges of Punishment:

  • Class A Misdemeanor
    • Imprisonment in Jail up to one year and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000.00;
  • Class B Misdemeanor
    • Imprisonment in Jail up to six months and/or a fine not to exceed $500.00;
  • Class C Misdemeanor
    • Imprisonment in Jail up to 15 day and/or a fine $300.00.



DWI DEFENSE LAW

DUI DEFENSE LAW


DWI - DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED -
DUI - DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

Range of Punishment for DWI - DUI Charges

First Time DWI Charge:
  • DUI Charge
  • Class B Misdemeanor
  • Range of Punishment
    • Up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine up to $5000.00
    • 8 points assessed against Driving Record

Second Time DWI Charge:
  • "Prior Offender"
  • Class A Misdemeanor
  • Range of Punishment
    • Up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.00
    • 12 points assessed against Driving Record
    • Ignition Interlock

Third Time DWI Charge:
  • "Persistent Offender"
  • Class D Felony
  • Range of Punishment
    • Up to 4 years in Prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.00
    • 12 points assessed against Driving Record

Fourth Time DWI Charge:
  • "Aggravated Offender"
  • Class C Felony
  • Range of Punishment
    • Up to 7 years in Prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.00
    • 12 points assessed against Driving Record

 


Alcohol or Drug Related Motorcycle Charges

Riding a Motorcycle while Under the Influence or Alcohol and/or Drugs

Underage Drinking Charges
  • Minor in Possession Charges
  • If the person is under 21 then the BAC legal limit is .02% or over.



TRAFFIC TICKETS

Keep Points off your license

  • Speeding Tickets
  • All Moving Violations - Point Violations
  • Stop Sign Violations
  • Electric Signal Violations
  • Driving While Suspended - DWS
  • Driving While Revoked - DWR
  • Driving Without Insurance - No Proof of Insurance
  • Careless, Reckless or Imprudent Driving - C & I
  • Speeding in a Construction Zone Tickets
  • Speeding in a Accident Reduction Zone Tickets
  • Drag Racing
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident

DOUGLAS RICHARDS

ATTORNEY AT LAW
9666 OLIVE BLVD
STE. 365
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63132

314-517-5756
or
636-256-7300

Douglas Richards serves clients throughout the State of Missouri, and in the areas of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, and cities such as Arnold, Ballwin, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Cottleville, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Florissant, Frontenac, Glendale, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Jennings, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake St. Louis, Manchester, Maplewood, Maryland Heights, O'Fallon, Olivette, Overland, Pacific, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, St. Ann, St. John, St. Peters, St. Charles City, St. Charles County, Sunset Hills, Town and Country, Union, University City, Valley Park, Webster Groves, Wentzville and Wildwood.

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