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Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Columbia, MO, and Boone County

Dedicated to justice. Committed to results.

If you have been charged with a crime, it is critical to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. At Eng & Woods, we are dedicated to defending our clients’ rights in criminal cases before local, state and federal courts. Our attorneys represent people throughout Missouri who have been charged with crimes such as:

  • Assault and battery
  • Burglary and robbery
  • Sexual assault and rape
  • Manslaughter and murder
  • Traffic tickets
  • White-collar crime

We have been defending clients for over 50 years, gaining innumerable dismissals and acquittals. Our criminal defense attorneys aggressively represent their clients and are ready to utilize their experience, knowledge and skills at trial. Let us help you beat your charges and provide you with the justice you deserve.

Additional FAQ and Resources

What Do I Do If I Am Arrested?

If you find yourself being arrested and charged with a crime, you should not talk to the police without a criminal defense lawyer present or without contacting an attorney first. An experienced attorney can make sure that your rights are fully protected and that you do not say anything that can be misinterpreted or used against you in a court of law. At Eng & Woods, we urge you to contact us for a free initial consultation if you are facing criminal charges.

What Happens After I Am Arrested and Charged?

Our ultimate goal in every criminal defense case is to persuade the prosecutor not to file charges. In the event that charges are filed, the next option is to try to get the case dismissed altogether. If we cannot get the case dismissed, we may sometimes resolve your case through a plea agreement if you concur that it is in your best interest.

It will always be the client’s decision on whether to plead out or go to trial. If you decide to go to trial, you can be assured that we will work to secure the best possible outcome – including reducing or avoiding jail time. We have built our reputation on our abilities in the courtroom, and our attorneys stand ready to fight for you.

Do You Represent MIP or DUI/DWI Cases?

Yes, we do represent clients who have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI) or minor in possession (MIP) offenses. At Eng & Woods, our attorneys understand that sometimes good people make mistakes. However, when indivduals drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, those mistakes often come with severe consequences under the law.

We encourage you to read more about our extensive DWI practice at Eng & Woods on our DWI Page. To find out more information about what steps to take after a DWI arrest, please visit the Missouri Department of Revenue website.

Personal attention. Aggressive representation. Proven results.

If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, call Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law today at 573-874-4190 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation. From our office in Columbia, we represent clients throughout mid-Missouri, including those living in Boonville, Fulton, Jefferson City, Moberly, Mexico, Ashland and all surrounding areas.

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Office Location
  • Columbia Office
    903 E. Ash Street
    Columbia, Missouri 65201
    Phone: 573-874-4190
    Fax: 573-874-4192
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