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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbia, Missouri

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, Attorneys at Law we are dedicated to defending our clients’ rights in criminal cases before local, state and federal courts. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys represent people throughout Missouri who have been charged with:

  • DWI charges
  • All alcohol-related offenses
  • Traffic tickets
  • Drug crimes
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Burglary, robbery, stealing
  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • White-collar crime

Our attorneys aggressively represent their clients at trial and welcome the opportunity to put their experience and skill at your disposal. We have been defending clients for over 50 years, gaining innumerable dismissals and acquittals at trial. Let us help you beat your charges and provide you with the justice you deserve.

What should I do if I have been arrested?

Anyone charged with a crime should not talk to the police without a criminal defense lawyer present, or without contacting an attorney first. An attorney can make sure your rights are fully protected and that you do not say anything that can be misinterpreted. We urge you to come in and meet with one of our attorneys for a free initial consultation.

Our ultimate goal in every criminal matter is to persuade the prosecutor to not file charges. Unfortunately, however, charges do usually end up getting filed. The next option is to try to get the case dismissed altogether. If we cannot get the case dismissed, we sometimes may resolve your case through a plea agreement if you concur that it is in your best interest.

However, it will always be the client’s decision on whether to plead out or go to trial. We have extensive experience negotiating with prosecutors and have been successful in reducing clients’ sentences and helping them avoid jail time. If you decide to go to trial, you can be assured that we have the ability to secure you the best possible results in your case. We have built our reputation on our abilities in the courtroom, and our attorneys stand ready to fight for you.

Drunken driving defense attorneys serving the mid-Missouri area

People make mistakes. However, when those people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, those mistakes come with severe consequences under the law. At Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law we represent clients who have been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or minor in possession (MIP) offenses.

We encourage you to read more about our extensive DWI practice here at Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law or find out more information about what steps to take after a DWI arrest on 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 877-888-2345 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. From our office in Columbia, we represent clients throughout the mid-Missouri area, 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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