Criminal Defense

Missouri’s Most Trusted Criminal
Defense Attorneys

Kay and Jeffrey are lawyers that are aggressive and thorough. We know that we cannot rely on the police investigation, because police miss things. We need to conduct our own investigation. That means visiting the scene of the alleged crime and re-interviewing witnesses to sift through half-truths that may have been told to the police. We will bring in private investigators and legal experts to ensure that we have every fact at our disposal. Once we have gathered all the facts, we use them to build a strong criminal defense case to protect you.

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Missouri’s Most Trusted Criminal
Defense Attorneys

Kay and Jeffrey are lawyers that are aggressive and thorough. We know that we cannot rely on the police investigation, because police miss things. We need to conduct our own investigation. That means visiting the scene of the alleged crime and re-interviewing witnesses to sift through half-truths that may have been told to the police. We will bring in private investigators and legal experts to ensure that we have every fact at our disposal. Once we have gathered all the facts, we use them to build a strong criminal defense case to protect you.

Discuss Your Case At No Charge With A Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer

We will review your criminal case free of charge. If we accept your case, we are only paid if we recover compensation for you. Call us at 573-442-1660 or send us an email to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.

At the law firm of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, you will find lawyers who truly know criminal law. Our team includes former public defenders, former prosecutors and a former judge with more than 100 years of combined experience defending people in Columbia, Springfield, and throughout central Missouri. We understand how to build strong defense strategies, taking into account how the other side puts its case together. We have the passion to get a positive outcome, even in the most challenging cases.

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Discuss Your Case At No Charge With A Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer

We will review your criminal case free of charge. If we accept your case, we are only paid if we recover compensation for you. Call us at 573-442-1660 or send us an email to schedule a meeting with one of our experienced lawyers.

At the law firm of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, you will find lawyers who truly know criminal law. Our team includes former public defenders, former prosecutors and a former judge with more than 100 years of combined experience defending people in Columbia, Springfield, and throughout central Missouri. We understand how to build strong defense strategies, taking into account how the other side puts its case together. We have the passion to get a positive outcome, even in the most challenging cases.

Think You May Have A Case?

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Why Clients Trust Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer For Criminal Defense

We will meet with you immediately. We do not believe you should have to wait for a meeting with an attorney while time is passing and bills are piling up. After we find out about your situation, we will start building your case. We move fast, because evidence needs to be preserved. The facts may be gone tomorrow; we get them today and use them to build a strong case designed to get the results you need.

One-On-One Approach

Commitment To The Community

A Passion For Results

10 Decades Of Experience

Over 125 Five-Star Google Reviews

Why Clients Trust Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer For Criminal Defense

We will meet with you immediately. We do not believe you should have to wait for a meeting with an attorney while time is passing and bills are piling up. After we find out about your situation, we will start building your case. We move fast, because evidence needs to be preserved. The facts may be gone tomorrow; we get them today and use them to build a strong case designed to get the results you need.

One-On-One Approach

Commitment To The Community

A Passion For Results

10 Decades Of Experience

Over 125 Five-Star Google Reviews

Our Missouri Attorneys Are Experienced In Criminal Trials

Prosecutors are more likely to take a criminal defense attorney seriously if they know and respect that attorney's ability to go to trial. Prosecutors throughout central Missouri recognize that we will never settle a case to avoid the courtroom. That is a big part of why we have been so successful in these cases. We are trial attorneys, and when it is the best option for your case, we go to trial and fight for the best possible outcome.

We defend people of all ages, handling juvenile offenses and representing college students at the University of Missouri. Our attorneys also handle all post-conviction matters, including expungements and probation violations.

From our experience, there are various reasons to avoid speaking to a law enforcement officer whenever possible. We encourage all citizens to know their rights and to contact the experienced criminal defense lawyers of Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer before answering questions or being interviewed by the police.

Skilled Criminal Defense In State And Federal Court

Our attorneys defend against all charges in municipal court, state court and federal court. We can defend against the most serious charges and have defended against no less than 30 homicide cases. Crimes we frequently defend against include:

Traffic Violations

We give traffic cases the same effort we give cases involving serious felonies. We fight on your behalf to avoid penalties such as loss of your driving privileges.

DWI

Each charge of driving while intoxicated involves different facts. Our attorneys have experience with all types of DWIs — from your first DWI offense to driving under the influence of drugs and felony DWI.

Drug Crimes

Depending on the type and amount of substance in question, drug crimes can be charged in either state or federal court. Regardless of the court or severity of the offense, our attorneys have the necessary experience.

Stealing

Having any kind of theft conviction on your record can pose future challenges. Our lawyers have experience defending theft crimes ranging from shoplifting to embezzlement.

Property Damage

Serious consequences can result from a charge of property damage, especially when the value of the damaged property is high. We aggressively defend clients charged with damaging property.

Arson

Courts in Missouri — like most courts — treat the charge of arson very seriously. A serious charge requires the skilled representation our defense attorneys offer for all degrees of arson.

Sexual Offenses

Conviction for a sex offense commonly results in lifelong registration as a sex offender. Our lawyers fight aggressively to avoid this and other serious possible outcomes.

Murder & Man-slaughter

Not all criminal defense firms have experience with murder and manslaughter cases. We have handled more than 30 homicide cases and will put our experience to work in defending you.

Kidnapping

This charge often results from a custody dispute, where a parent had no intent to kidnap his or her child. Whatever the facts, we know this is a serious charge with serious possible penalties, and our attorneys defend it as such.

Assault Offenses

What started as a shouting match in a bar or an attempt to defend a friend can end with assault charges. We are experienced in defending assault charges in central Missouri involving all sorts of factual scenarios.

Domestic Violence

An allegation of domestic violence can result in various charges, including violating an order of protection, domestic assault or child abuse. With over 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers have extensive experience with the many manifestations of domestic violence and how to best defend against each.

Weapon Offenses

The most common weapons offenses involve firearms. Our attorneys will aggressively fight to avoid the various possible consequences of crimes ranging from carrying an unlicensed firearm to felon in possession of a firearm. We handle these cases whether they are charged in state or federal court.

Traffic Violations

We give traffic cases the same effort we give cases involving serious felonies. We fight on your behalf to avoid penalties such as loss of your driving privileges.

DWI

Each charge of driving while intoxicated involves different facts. Our attorneys have experience with all types of DWIs — from your first DWI offense to driving under the influence of drugs and felony DWI.

Drug Crimes

Depending on the type and amount of substance in question, drug crimes can be charged in either state or federal court. Regardless of the court or severity of the offense, our attorneys have the necessary experience.

Stealing

Having any kind of theft conviction on your record can pose future challenges. Our lawyers have experience defending theft crimes ranging from shoplifting to embezzlement.

Property Damage

Serious consequences can result from a charge of property damage, especially when the value of the damaged property is high. We aggressively defend clients charged with damaging property.

Arson

Courts in Missouri — like most courts — treat the charge of arson very seriously. A serious charge requires the skilled representation our defense attorneys offer for all degrees of arson.

Sexual Offenses

Conviction for a sex offense commonly results in lifelong registration as a sex offender. Our lawyers fight aggressively to avoid this and other serious possible outcomes.

Murder & Man-slaughter

Not all criminal defense firms have experience with murder and manslaughter cases. We have handled more than 30 homicide cases and will put our experience to work in defending you.

Kidnapping

This charge often results from a custody dispute, where a parent had no intent to kidnap his or her child. Whatever the facts, we know this is a serious charge with serious possible penalties, and our attorneys defend it as such.

Assault Offenses

What started as a shouting match in a bar or an attempt to defend a friend can end with assault charges. We are experienced in defending assault charges in central Missouri involving all sorts of factual scenarios.

Domestic Violence

An allegation of domestic violence can result in various charges, including violating an order of protection, domestic assault or child abuse. With over 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers have extensive experience with the many manifestations of domestic violence and how to best defend against each.

Weapon Offenses

The most common weapons offenses involve firearms. Our attorneys will aggressively fight to avoid the various possible consequences of crimes ranging from carrying an unlicensed firearm to felon in possession of a firearm. We handle these cases whether they are charged in state or federal court.

Think you might have a case?

There are three ways to contact us, all free of charge:

Call and ask to speak to one of our attorneys.

If we can't talk right then, a paralegal will get the basics from you and schedule a return call (usually by the next day) with a Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer attorney.

Call and schedule an in-office meeting.

A paralegal will collect some basic info, get your availability, then call you back with a meeting day and time after checking the attorneys' schedules.

Email us.

Fill out the form on this page to ask whether you have a case or not. We promise you'll hear something back from us (usually by the next day).

Get a Free Case Evaluation

Think you might have a case?

There are three ways to contact us, all free of charge:

Call and ask to speak to one of our attorneys.

If we can't talk right then, a paralegal will get the basics from you and schedule a return call (usually by the next day) with a Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer attorney.

Call and schedule an in-office meeting.

A paralegal will collect some basic info, get your availability, then call you back with a meeting day and time after checking the attorneys' schedules.

Email us.

Fill out the form on this page to ask whether you have a case or not. We promise you'll hear something back from us (usually by the next day).

Get a Free Case Evaluation