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Criminal Defense Overview

Working to Get Your Charges Dismissed

If you've been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you are probably wondering what happens next. You will be faced with some tough decisions over the next several days, as the prosecutor tries to work toward a conviction. Before you talk to the police, make sure you speak with an experienced attorney who really knows how the system works.

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Albano, Richart, Welch & Bajackson, LLC is one of western Missouri's most recognized legal names in criminal defense law firms. Our team of attorneys offers a unique combination of skill, integrity and experience as prosecutors. We are members of the Municipal Prosecutors Association. We use our experience and knowledge to provide intelligent, effective defense representation that is focused on your future and your freedom — not just arranging the best plea bargain.

Contact us as soon as possible after coming under investigation or being charged with a crime.

  • Drug charges
  • DUI and traffic violations
  • Theft, burglary, robbery
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault and violent crime
  • Sexual assault, sex crimes
  • Federal Sentencing Guideline consultation and sentencing memorandum

Our experience as prosecutors means we understand strategies from both sides of the courtroom. It also means that we have earned respect from the District Attorney and judges throughout the federal and state court system. Our proposals for a fair outcome are taken seriously.

"Our goal is ALWAYS to have charges dismissed, not just arrange a plea agreement. We have a proven record of finding alternatives to jail, but we will always be honest about your case. You need straight answers and aggressive representation, not false hopes." — Attorney Andrea Welch

Contact Us

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Independence or elsewhere in Missouri, talk to us immediately. Time is an important factor. Call us anytime toll free at (816) 836-8000 or contact us by e-mail.