St. Louis Attorney Bill Byrnes
Charged with a Crime?

Don’t put your fate in the hands of Missouri’s criminal justice system — work with Byrnes Law Firm to develop a solid defense. We have successfully defended clients charged with the most serious criminal offenses, and we will apply our experience in building a solid defense to fight the charges against you.

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How to Choose a Criminal Lawyer in St. Louis

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the best time to contact a criminal lawyer is as soon as possible. By selecting Byrnes Law Firm as their criminal lawyer, St. Louis residents have successfully defended themselves against a range of criminal charges, including:

  • DWI charges
  • Assault
  • Weapons charges
  • Theft and burglary
  • Forgery and fraud
  • Probation violations
  • Marijuana possession

So why choose Byrnes Law Firm? Over the course of Bill Byrnes’ 20-year legal career, a number of judges have remarked to clients about how well Byrnes Law Firm has represented them in court. During consultations and in the courtroom, Byrnes Law Firm seeks to maintain the best interests of clients.

Bill understands how the criminal justice system in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties truly works and will apply that knowledge in fighting the charges against you. To schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, contact Byrnes Law Firm, today.

Why Call Bill Byrnes?


For nearly two decades, attorney Bill Byrnes has sought to protect the rights of individuals and families in St. Charles, St. Louis, and throughout the state of Missouri. Through his hard work, knowledge, experience, and dedication, he has won the respect of clients and colleagues throughout the state.


Bill is more than just some lawyer. He truly cares, and treats each of his clients with a far more personal touch than most other lawyers.

Proven Results

Hundreds of clients and thousands of cases, Bill Byrnes has the history and track record to prove he’s prepared for your case. He’s even set case law during his career!

How to Defend Yourself Against Criminal Charges

Request to Have the Charges Dropped
After reviewing the facts of your case, Byrnes Law Firm can file a request with the judge to have the charges dismissed. Byrnes Law Firm has successfully won dismissals in numerous cases after submitting compelling evidence that runs contrary to the initial findings of the arresting officer and prosecution. A dismissal will also save you legal fees associated with a jury trial, making it the logical first step.

Prove the Act was in Defense
There may be clear evidence that the defendant — while technically guilty of the charges leveled against them — should not be be held legally responsible for their actions due to circumstances surrounding the criminal act.

In some instances, a client of Byrnes Law Firm can successfully avoid a conviction based on the circumstances, such as motivations of self-defense, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol (or prescription medication) at the time.

Demonstrate Entrapment by Law Enforcement
The term entrapment means “to trap.” By legal standards, entrapment occurs when law enforcement official (or someone acting on their behalf) encourages an individual to engage in a criminal act that they may not otherwise be a part of without the coercion or influence of law enforcement. Most cases of entrapment involve “victimless crimes” such as buying drugs, soliciting a prostitute, money laundering, theft, and other criminal acts. If you were coerced by a member of law enforcement to commit a criminal act, you may be able to have the charges dropped if entrapment can be demonstrated.

Put Experience On Your Side

Byrnes Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of clients over the 20-year history of the law firm. Attorney Bill Byrnes understands the politics of the criminal justice system, as well as all of the ins and outs of how the system really works. With Byrnes Law Firm, you will have 20 years of criminal law experience on your side.

Bill specializes in the following practice areas:

DUI Lawyer

A DWI conviction can result in high fines, jail time, license revocation, and the requirement to install an ignition interlock device. A DWI attorney skilled in drunk driving law can help you navigate harsh consequences.

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Drug Possession

Drug offenses included possession, distribution and manufacturing. If you’re facing a simple charge, Bill may help you avoid a conviction through a SIS or even get a dismissal.

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Assault Charges

Assault includes assault on a police officer, assault first, second and third and domestic assault. These types of crimes are usually a series of bad events or a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Weapons Charges

Weapons charges are a result of an illegal possession or unlawful use of a weapon. These are criminal charges with punishment ranging from fines up to a life sentence depending on the facts of the case.

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Stealing and Theft

Stealing, theft, and property crimes include shoplifting, possession of stolen property, identity theft, burglary, robbery, passing bad checks, credit card fraud, stealing over $500.00, and stealing under.

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Burglary Charges

Burglary defense attorneys are most successful creating a solid defense strategy when hired immediately. There are several elements required to make a case and a severe range of consequences.

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Bad Check Charges

Bank crimes include bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud, bribery, counterfeiting, forgery, fraud, check fraud, NSF checks and passing bad checks. These charges have both civil and criminal penalties.

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Probation Violation

Probation violations are serious. When a probation officer is working to terminate probation, they are trying to send you to jail. You do have options. Jail is not automatic. Call for a review.

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Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile defense lawyers require a special approach and understanding to defend a child. In some cases, an attorney may not be required. Its best to evaluate the need for representation during a free consultation.

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Bond Reduction

Bond reductions usually the first Attorney action take in criminal cases. A bond reduction hearing a right. Skilled criminal defense attorneys have options and may keep you from needing a bondsman.

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Recalling Warrants

Recalling warrants is important to maintaining your freedom. These are essentially an order from the court to law enforcement saying, “Find this person and bring them to me.” Most warrants can be recalled by a lawyer

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