Experience You Can Rely On

Aggressively Defending Clients Against Charges For Decades

When you are convicted of a crime, your future hangs in the balance. And because Missouri is a death penalty state, if you are convicted of capital homicide, your life is also at stake. However, any crime puts your freedom and your future in jeopardy. Even minor crimes like petty theft or driving under the influence (DUI) with no injuries can have long-term consequences if you do not have a strong strategy and tenacious legal advocate.

At the Fleischaker & Williams, we believe every client facing criminal charges deserves the strongest defense possible. For over 50 years, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have vigorously defended clients in both state and federal courts. Attorneys William Fleischaker and Carol Wetherell have earned a well-deserved reputation in Joplin and throughout Jasper and Newton counties for protecting their clients’ rights. When you entrust our firm with your case, you can count on experienced, determined advocacy.

Understanding Your Legal Options

Your defense strategy depends on the circumstances of the crime and whether each charge is classified as a misdemeanor or felony. Minor traffic violations may be dismissed through our savvy negotiations with prosecutors, particularly if you have a relatively clean driving record. Violent crimes, major theft or felony drug charges require court appearances. Our attorneys are skilled litigators with extensive trial experience. Our goal is to undermine the prosecution’s case with a well-conceived defense strategy.

Trust our experienced criminal defense attorneys to use every option available to obtain the best possible outcome for you. This may involve negotiating a plea deal, working toward getting probation or community service or securing a reduced jail sentence. Whatever the charge, we fight for your rights and your freedom with passion and determination.

Strong Advocacy For A Variety Of Criminal Cases

Our firm represents clients facing criminal charges ranging from DUI/DWI and traffic violations to theft and gun crimes.

In addition, we handle:

  • Drug crimes
  • Sexual assault, assault and battery
  • Felony murder and manslaughter
  • Property crimes
  • Weapons offenses
  • Internet crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Juvenile criminal matters

We also represent clients struggling with legal concerns tied to parole violations and probation issues.

Any criminal charge demands a strong defense. When your future is on the line, you want advocates whose skill, experience and determination are up to the task. Our lawyers are those advocates. Throughout the area, countless clients have trusted our legal team to aggressively protect their rights.

Arrested Or Charged? Contact Us Immediately.

Time is not on your side when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law. Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney at our firm to get the effective representation you deserve.

You can reach our Joplin firm via our online form or by calling 417-238-2748. We are proud to serve clients in Jasper, Newton, Martin and MacDonald counties.