Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Charles, Missouri, and Illinois

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Criminal Defense Law Firm in St. Charles, MO

Handcuffs laying on top of fingerprint chartWhile The Lampin Law Firm is a full-service firm, a large portion of our practice is dedicated to defending those who have been charged with crimes in the St. Charles area and throughout the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Two of our attorneys (Charles Lampin and Ross Buehler) are former assistant prosecuting attorneys for the State of Missouri. Tony Linson also has years of experience as a municipal prosecutor in several area municipalities.  In addition, attorneys Bill Ekiss, Michael Boyd and Bond Wilkison have practiced criminal defense law their entire careers and have handled cases in virtually all courts in Missouri. All of our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

Our lawyers understand that we are not only fighting for your rights, but also for the future of your family, job, and reputation. With so much on the line, you need an attorney on your side that understands how important the outcome of your case is and who will work tirelessly to help you achieve the results that you need.

Why Choose Us


Thousands of clients represented. We are never quick to seek a plea bargain if our clients would be better served in the courtroom.


We have tried many bench and jury trials, two of our attorneys are former assistant prosecutors who know how the “other side” operates.

Award Winning

Over the past two decades, our lawyers have been consistently recognized as some of the top criminal lawyers in the St. Louis area.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Missouri or Illinois, you could be facing serious consequences that may affect you for the rest of your life. Call now for a FREE case review.


Experience Matters

The experienced team of Criminal Defense Attorneys at The Lampin Law Firm have successfully represented thousands of people charged with crimes in the St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri areas.
When it comes to your defense, experience matters. The skilled criminal defense attorneys at The Lampin Law Firm have over 150 years of combined legal experience. Our team includes two former assistant prosecutors who understand the nuances of our court system, the key players, and the dynamics of criminal prosecution. Our firm will put our knowledge and experience to work for you.
Our highly experienced attorneys defend clients charged with all felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to, the following:

Aggressive Criminal Defense

We believe that every person is entitled to a vigorous defense. If you have been charged with a crime, the state has to prove each and every element of that crime. Regardless of the amount of evidence, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty! We work with our clients to identify their goals and formulate an effective defense. Our clients are involved in every step of the process. We also know that EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT AND EVERY CLIENT IS UNIQUE. There is not a “one size fits all” approach to the law. We take the time to not only investigate the facts of your case, but also to get to know you. We will fight as hard as we can to get the best result for you.

We know that a conviction for any of these crimes can change your life.  If you or a loved one are facing investigation, arrest, trial, or jail time in Missouri or Illinois (regardless of whether it is in municipal, state or federal court), you need an aggressive criminal defense strategy developed with the goal of protecting your freedom.  That strategy includes having an experienced criminal defense attorney that is dedicated to defending your rights.


Questions Frequently Asked Our Criminal Defense Team

Night Time Police Violent Crime Intervention. Police Vehicles with Flashing Lights.The most common questions that clients (both new and existing) ask is “Am I going to jail?” If you have been charged with a crime, the prospect of jail time is probably a terrifying thought. In every criminal case, we try to provide an honest assessment of the possible punishments that could result from their charges, whether they are jail, probation, fines, or license suspension.

Another popular question that we hear from clients is how the police found the information that led to their arrest. This question is usually easier to answer after we have thoroughly reviewed the facts and evidence of your case and closely examined the police investigation. When you hire an attorney to represent you in regards to your criminal charges, one of the first things that he/she will do is request Discovery from the Missouri State Prosecuting Attorney. The State is generally required to provide your lawyer with a copy of the evidence as it relates to your charge. Our lawyers understand the importance of obtaining that evidence as quickly as possible so that we can begin constructing a legal defense on your behalf.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can a former prosecutor help me?

It is the job of a Prosecuting Attorney to bring cases against people accused of crimes. Knowing the law is an important part of their job. Our Criminal Defense Team consists of two former assistant Missouri state prosecutors who have many years of experience working on both sides of the courtroom. They know the common tactics prosecutors use to build cases, and they are able to use that knowledge to the advantage of their clients.

How do you choose a criminal defense lawyer?

Not all criminal defense law firms are created equal.  If you are facing criminal prosecution and are searching for the right lawyer to help you, there are several factors to consider. Choose a law firm with experience, a track record of success in criminal cases, a history of satisfied clients, a law firm with integrity and ethics, and lawyers that truly endeavor to understand their client’s needs and who will work tirelessly to help them achieve their goals.

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