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Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you’ve been arrested for a crime, you have the right to a vigorous, aggressive and professional legal defense. The criminal defense attorneys at Brown & Brown, LLP have decades of experience in the practice of criminal law. We understand how the system works and we know how to build your strongest defense.

If you’re facing criminal charges in the areas of St. Louis, Missouri or Illinois, you need a defense lawyer you can trust to tell your side of the story. Contact Brown & Brown, LLP today at the 3s in the St. Louis area (314-333-3333 / 573-333-3333) or at the 8s in Illinois (618-888-8888) to schedule a consultation.


Criminal Defense in Drunk Driving Cases | St Louis MOChallenging a DUI or DWI arrest requires the tenacity and skill of an experienced criminal attorney. The loss of driving privileges related to drunk driving can have serious consequences for your job and future. Our defense lawyers strive to preserve your driving privileges and aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case against you.

We are experienced in DUI/DWI cases involving:

  • Breathalyzer evidence
  • Unlawful stop
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Drunk driving accidents

Our criminal defense attorney will carefully examine the facts in your case, investigate the testing procedures and challenge any evidence that is not reliable to help you avoid conviction.

Traffic Tickets

Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney Illinois IL, MOSome people mistakenly believe that traffic violations are not serious enough to hire a lawyer, so they simply plead guilty and hope for the best. However, even a minor traffic violation can seriously affect your criminal record, driving privileges and insurance rates.

Our defense attorneys have the depth of knowledge and skill to defend you against:

  • Driving without insurance
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Speeding
  • Careless driving
  • Driving with a revoked or suspended license

Drug Offenses

When facing a drug offense charge, you need a criminal lawyer who you can rely on to handle your case with skill and determination. We understand the techniques that police employ in investigations, and most importantly, the mistakes police officers commonly make.

We will closely examine every aspect of your situation and investigate potential weaknesses in the charge against you, such as:

  • Did the police obtain the evidence legally?
  • Was there improper police conduct or improper procedures?
  • Has the prosecution provided sufficient evidence?
  • Were there elements of the case that the prosecution failed to prove?

We begin to proactively build your case the moment you become our client. We don’t wait to see how the prosecution frames the charges against you. We ensure your side of the story is strongly represented.


Misdemeanors are the next step up from general infractions and typically punishable by fines, jail time or a combination of the two. More importantly, a misdemeanor conviction can stretch well beyond jail time, and affect your:

  • Driving privileges
  • Employment opportunities
  • Child custody and visitation rights
  • Ability to secure a home or car loan
  • Financial aid status

Defense Lawyers St Louis, Southern IL - Criminal Court

When facing a misdemeanor charge, more than just your freedom is on the line. You need a criminal defense attorney who is committed to fully investigating every detail in your case and customizing a legal strategy that aggressively defends your rights.

Client Testimonial

"I was a student at University of Missouri. I was a good student – had a 4.0 GPA – one day I was in the bookstore and got into an altercation with another gentleman. I’m a Bosnian and have an accent; I also have a United States Marine Corps tattoo. He saw the tattoo and heard my accent and assumed I am not an American. We got into an argument, went outside and got into a fight. I got charged with assault and I believe it was because I am Bosnian. A friend of mine recommended Brown & Brown, I was in jail the first time I met Ed Brown. He gave me confidence and when I saw him come into the courtroom, the prosecutor was intimidated. You should have seen what he did to the other witness, he made him look like a fool. He knew exactly what questions to ask to get the case dismissed. They got my life back together for me, I have no record, like nothing ever happened. They made everything go away." - Dennis G.

How Do I Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney Near Me?

With offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois, our experienced criminal defense lawyers understand every aspect of negotiations, motions, trials and hearings. We know how to build your best case and find weaknesses in the prosecution’s charges against you.

If you’ve been charged with a crime, contact the criminal defense attorneys of Brown & Brown, LLP today at: