418 South Wall Avenue, Joplin, Missouri 64802

Criminal Defense

Trust Our Joplin Criminal Defense Attorney When Your Future Is at Stake

Providing diligent representation against criminal charges for nearly five decades

When you are convicted of a crime, your future hangs in the balance. And because Missouri is a death penalty state, if you are convicted of capital homicide, your life is also at stake. Any crime, however, puts your freedom and your future in jeopardy. Even minor crimes like petty theft or driving under the influence (DUI) with no injuries can have long-term consequences if you do not have a strong defense strategy and tenacious legal advocate. At the Law Office of William Fleischaker, we believe every client facing criminal charges deserves the strongest defense possible. As an experienced Missouri criminal defense attorney who has vigorously defended clients for nearly 50 years, William Fleischaker has earned a well-deserved reputation in Joplin and throughout Jasper and Newton counties for protecting his clients’ rights. When you entrust our firm with your case, you can count on experienced, determined advocacy.

What are the options for defending a criminal case?

Your defense strategy depends on the circumstances of the crime and whether the charges are classified as a misdemeanor or felony. Minor traffic violations may be dismissed through our savvy negotiations with prosecutors, particularly if you have a relatively clean driving record. Violent crimes, major theft or felony drug charges require court appearances. Our attorney is a skilled litigator, with extensive trial experience. Our goal is to undermine the prosecution’s case with a well-conceived defense strategy.

Trust our experienced criminal defense attorney to use every option available to obtain the best possible outcome for you. This may involve negotiating a plea deal, working toward getting probation or community service, or securing a reduced jail sentence. Whatever the charge, we fight for your rights and your freedom with passion and determination.

Representing a variety of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and felonies

Our firm represents clients facing criminal charges ranging from DUI and traffic violations to theft and gun crimes. In addition, we handle:

  • Drug crimes — Missouri has some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Even simple possession is considered a felony, and a conviction can mean prison time. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to protecting your rights, carefully combing through every part of your arrest to challenge law enforcement’s actions to ensure your rights were not violated.
  • Sexual assault — Sex crimes convictions can put a permanent mark on your record, damaging your reputation beyond repair. Our hands-on approach to your case allows us to uncover details about your character in order to build a strong defense.
  • Felony murder — With almost 50 years of experience, we have successfully represented clients charged with murder, securing acquittals and reduced sentences. We have a reputation for staunch client advocacy throughout Missouri for even the most serious charges.

Any criminal charge demands a strong defense. When your future is on the line, you want an advocate whose skill, experience and determination are up to the task. William Fleischaker is such an advocate, one whom clients have trusted for decades.

Contact a knowledgeable Joplin criminal defense attorney before you speak to the police

At the Law Office of William Fleischaker, our criminal defense lawyer has an established reputation for aggressively defending clients facing criminal charges. If you have been charged with a crime, call us first at 417-392-3315, before you speak to the police, or contact us online. The consultation is free, and we represent clients in Jasper and Newton counties.