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Sexual Assault Allegations: Understanding Legal Procedures and Defense Options in St. Louis

Facing sexual assault allegations can be an incredibly challenging and overwhelming experience. The complexity of the legal procedures and the potential consequences can make it difficult to know where to turn for help.    If you find yourself in this situation in St. Louis, it is essential to understand the legal landscape and explore your defense options. With over 65 years of experience, Bruntrager & Billings, P.C. is a trusted law firm that has successfully handled countless sexual assault cases in Missouri.    Our team of dedicated St. Louis criminal defense lawyers is here to provide you with the knowledge and support you need...

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Homicide Charges: Legal Implications and Defense Strategies for Serious Offenses in Missouri

Facing homicide charges in Missouri is a serious and complex legal matter that can have life-altering consequences. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, it is crucial to have a skilled and experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer by your side.  At Bruntrager & Billings, P.C., we have been providing dedicated legal representation to clients facing homicide charges for over six decades. Our team of attorneys understands the intricacies of Missouri's homicide laws and is committed to protecting your rights and ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.   Missouri Homicide Laws Under Missouri law, homicide refers to the unlawful taking of...

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What Are Your Rights After an Arrest?

What Are Your Rights After an Arrest?

If you have been arrested by a police officer, it can be an extremely overwhelming experience. In addition, you may be completely uncertain about what your legal rights are in this situation. If you have been arrested, it is important to ensure that a St. Louis criminal defense attorney is by your side. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.   The Basics of a Legal Arrest An arrest occurs when you are being held under police custody without the freedom to move or leave. Specifically, the police take charge and control over your movements. An arrest typically continues to the point...

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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, it is your constitutional right as a criminal defendant to choose your own attorney. It is important to take the time to find the right St. Louis criminal defense attorney that meets your legal needs, as the assistance of a lawyer can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case.   Below are three tips to consider when seeking a criminal defense attorney:   1. Find an Attorney Focused on Criminal Law The attorney you select should have a strong understanding of how the law affects your case. Specifically, if you are being charged for...

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The Crucial Role of Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Crucial Role of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal defense attorneys play a crucial role in U.S. criminal justice system by ensuring their clients facing criminal charges have their legal rights protected. In fact, criminal defense attorneys owe a legal duty to their clients to advocate on their behalf in an effective and zealous manner. The American Bar Association provides that this ethical duty extends in all cases where a criminal prosecution may reasonably result. For example, this duty applies if a person is under investigation or being prosecuted for an alleged criminal act or simply needing legal advice regarding a potential, current or previous criminal matter or...

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Know Your Rights- Price Gouging

Know Your Rights- Price Gouging

We’ve all seen the stories on the news: toilet paper and cleaning supplies are hard to find. Prices for these essential items are skyrocketing online. What can you do if you find a seller who charges a premium for these in demand items? Most states have laws against price gouging that come into effect under certain emergencies, such as a global pandemic. Both Missouri and Illinois are included in those states. In Missouri, the Attorney General is given the power to restrict certain unfair practices in the sale of products. The Attorney General, in turn, has created Title 15 of the Code...

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