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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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Welch, Martin & Albano 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 and senior attorney Robert Martin is a former municipal judge. 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.

We represent people charged with federal and state crimes, including:

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

Federal Charges

The federal court system requires unique strategies and experience. Requirements for evidence and legal motions are different and the penalties for a conviction are severe. We have been representing clients in the Federal District Court of Western Missouri for many years. By preparing a strong defense, we are often able to find alternatives to prison. It's where our experience and reputation make a significant difference.

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 888-351-4261 or contact us by e-mail.