Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, you need a criminal defense lawyer who you can trust. You need someone who will put you first. I often hear that other lawyers act are too busy to take their client’s calls. Often this is after clients overpaid for basic legal services. We pride ourselves on making clients feel they have been heard and informed about how we can defend them. We also pride ourselves on being affordable.

Misdemeanors and Felonies
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