Criminal and Traffic Defense Lawyer

Experienced Criminal and Traffic Defense Lawyer in Missouri

Aggressive representation for all types of criminal charges

Schedule a Consultation


The Law Office of Michelle Funkenbusch is a reputable criminal defense law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. With almost 25 years of experience, Michelle has successfully defended numerous clients facing criminal charges. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring a fair trial. We handle a wide range of criminal cases, including but not limited to:

  • Drug offenses
  • Assault and battery
  • Theft and property crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Domestic violence

Practice Areas

Our criminal defense lawyer provides representation for various practice areas:

  • Drug Crimes
  • Assault and Battery
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Theft Crimes
  • White-collar Crimes

For a comprehensive list of our practice areas, please visit our Practice Areas page.


5 months ago
“I’ve been knowing Michelle for about 6 or 7 years, when I hired her initially I was not even getting in trouble yet in life, my kids father was and serious things that she had got him off on, or probation and always has her client best interest! She has always helped me my friends, and family a lot and I trust her with my life! Plus too know you have someone who genuinely cares to handle things that are out of your/my control, all I do is just pay and know everything is took care of literally! I couldn’t ask for a better attorney that is communicative and concerned and that actually knows how to do there job, she is helping me with a case as we speak and I know my lawyer has went over and beyond for me! I appreciate her. love you Michelle “

Brian Wales

3 months ago
“I received a very serious traffic violation that required me to go to court. I’ve never had to hire a lawyer before and was honestly really nervous about the whole thing. I was referred to her by one of her previous clients (who also spoke very highly of her). She made the process very easy, all I had to do was make a couple phone calls and she went to court on my behalf without me having to go. The day after my court date her office called me and let me know she was able to get the citation reduced to a much less serious charge (way beyond what I was hoping for or expected).” 10/10 Would highly recommend.”
a year ago
“Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I’m very pleased in my decision to retain Michelle in my case. She was superbly attentive of my individual needs. She respectively advised me of choices I had that would be beneficial to me, short and long term. Being the professional she is, she exemplifies what I feel all people would want in a person of her skill-craft. I was speechless with her logistics in court. If you need someone who takes care of business. Call her. Thanks again, Michelle”


Felonies, Misdemeanors and Municipal Ordinance Violations

FUNKENBUSCH helps defendants facing many different kinds of misdemeanor and felony charges. Her cases range from first-time DWI offenders to habitual DWI offenders and the corresponding Petitions For Review involving their license suspensions. She has extensive experience handling common drug charges from misdemeanor possession to felony drug possession cases involving Intent to Distribute.

FUNKENBUSCH has represented many men and women for crimes against persons: 4th degree Assault or Resisting Arrest to 1st degree Assault. Her expertise involving property ranges from Misdemeanor Property Damage charges to Theft, Larceny, and Stealing. She has handled thousands of cases involving Driving While Suspended, Driving While Revoked, Excessing Speeding, Other Traffic Violations, and Tickets from Auto Accidents.

Michelle Funkenbusch is regularly in court on Motions to Revoke Probations, criminal pleas, and hearings. She appears in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and over 100 municipal courts.

Our first goal will always be to try to get your case dismissed. We do not just “roll over” and recommend you take a plea when dismissal may be possible. But, if a negotiated guilty plea with probation is what you want, and dismissal is not likely, we will get you the best probation terms possible. And, if you want a trial, we will proceed to get you a jury or bench trial to present your defenses to the allegations against you.

9.7Michelle Marie Funkenbusch