The Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Missouri

Posted by William Byrnes June 23, 2017

I make every effort to be the best criminal defense attorney in Missouri. That’s my goal every morning when I wake up and head in to my office in St. Charles. Why do I do it? I’m a criminal defense lawyer for one reason. I’ll get to that in a second, but first, let me[…]

What Does a Drug Lawyer Do?

Posted by William Byrnes June 1, 2017

If you have been arrested for either selling drugs or the possession of drugs, it’s important that you get the right drug lawyer to plead your case. The more experienced drug lawyers have represented hundreds of clients on drug charges whether it’s for possession, trafficking or other drug-related issues. This article will cover a little[…]

Probation Violation? You Need the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Trish Byrnes May 23, 2017

A probation violation is a serious crime in Missouri. From the point of view of the court, you already had one chance when you got placed on probation. Now, somehow, you violated that probation. This is situation where you need the best criminal defense attorney you can find. The court has to decide two things. […]

Criminal Law Question: What If the Witness Doesn’t Want to Prosecute?

Posted by William Byrnes April 23, 2017

Most people don’t know much about criminal law, and what we don’t know can hurt us. For example, lots of people believe that they can’t be charged with a crime if a witness doesn’t want to prosecute. After all, if John steals something from Mary and Mary doesn’t want to prosecute, can John be charged[…]

Theft: When Your Child Needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted by William Byrnes March 23, 2017

When a young person steals, parents often react with “What did I do wrong as a parent?” I hear a lot of parents say this or something very close to this. Maybe it’s something to the effect of, “I’m so ashamed that my child did this. This is not how he was raised.” These parents[…]

A DWI Defense Attorney Explains DWI Checkpoints

Posted by William Byrnes January 12, 2017

The goal of a DWI is safety. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that checkpoints prevent 10% of DUI-related deaths. While this may be the case, innocent drivers can also get swept up in these checkpoints. They may even find themselves wrongly charged with DWI.

Bill Byrnes, Attorney in St. Charles, Missouri, Receives Exemplary Citizen Award

Posted by William Byrnes February 2, 2016

Congratulations to Bill Byrnes for receiving an award from the Missouri House of Representatives for 2015. The Missouri Exemplary Citizen Award was presented to him by our Representative, Bryan Spencer. An attorney in St. Charles, Missouri, Bill was nominated by a group of individuals who sent in three pages of wonderful things Bill has done[…]

Abuse of Power by Police Officers

Posted by William Byrnes July 31, 2015

As a DUI defense lawyer, I’m determined to get the word out: it is important to know your rights when a police officer stops you on DUI-DWI suspicions. One major reason for this is to prevent any potential abuse of power before it happens. Our police force is dedicated to keeping us safe, and most[…]

Know Your Rights: Surveillance Laws

Posted by William Byrnes July 17, 2015

As a citizen of the United States, you should be aware of general surveillance laws as well as those relating directly to legal proceedings. Our country has a wide range of such laws in place in order to protect the privacy of its citizens while simultaneously keeping them safe. If you work or do business[…]

Know Your Rights: Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

Posted by William Byrnes July 11, 2015

You’ve probably heard of “Miranda Rights” — the rights police officers read to suspects on TV shows. Have you ever wondered who Miranda was? As a criminal defense attorney, I want you to know your legal rights. Those rights include the Miranda Rights. The Miranda Rights are your rights to remain silent and have an[…]