America’s criminal justice system is designed to serve two primary purposes: 

  1. To protect innocent individuals from criminals whose actions threaten their safety, well-being, wealth, belongings, or peace of mind.
  2. To ensure that individuals who commit crimes are not treated unfairly or unjustly punished for their actions.


Most people are relatively familiar with the first purpose. Victims of crimes are often quick to seek justice and compensation via the criminal justice system. However, it seems that it is only those who are directly facing criminal charges (or those who have faced them in the past) are familiar with the second purpose. Our Lebanon criminal defense attorneys are here to increase your understanding of how alleged criminals can defend and protect their rights, ensuring thy are not treated unfairly or punished unjustly.

Why You Need Legal Representation

When you are being charged for a crime, your very future is at stake. A criminal conviction may follow you for as long as you live, impacting your life in multiple ways. Convicted criminals often have challenges finding employment, for example, and may also have difficulty securing stable housing (even for a seemingly minor offense).

Experience Matters

Like most legal disciplines, criminal defense is vast and complex. No two cases are like, and the strategies best used for a small misdemeanor charge may be drastically different than the strategies used for a high-profile felony charge. When choosing your criminal defense lawyer in Mid-Missouri, it’s important that you select a legal team with experience relevant to your specific situation.

Deputy & Mizell, LLC – Experience With All Types Of Criminal Cases

The attorneys at Deputy & Mizell, LLC have a wide range of experience representing clients facing a variety of criminal charges. While we are able to represent clients facing all types of charges, over the years we have narrowed our practice to focus specifically on three types of criminal charges: DWI, BWI, and assault (and other felony charges).

  • DWI
    • Driving while intoxicated offenses are taken very seriously in Missouri. A conviction may result in serious penalties, including fines, jail time, and the loss of your driver’s license. If you have multiple convictions, your penalties may become even more severe. Fortunately, a number of different strategies can be used to reduce (or potentially even dismiss) your charges.
  • BWI
    • The Lake of the Ozarks is a vacation hub in the Midwest, attracting thousands of visitors every single year. The water patrol is always on high alert to protect people from people who may be operating watercraft while under the influence. A BWI conviction will not go on your driving record, but it could leave a permanent mark on your criminal record. This means that it could show up on background checks conducted by potential employers and other entities.
  • Assault and Other Felony Charges
    • Felonies are the most severe category of crime, and as such they often carry the harshest consequences. Convicted felons may face steep fines, extended prison time (including the possibility of a life sentence), and potentially even capital punishment. We have experience defending clients in the face of multiple types of felony charges, including drug offenses, violent crimes, sex offenses, white collar crimes, and felony DWI.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you are facing criminal charges, we urge you to find representation as soon as possible. Our Missouri criminal defense team has offices in Lebanon, Camdenton, and Tuscumbia. If you are facing criminal charges in Laclede County, Camden County, Miller County, Morgan County, Greene County, Webster County, Dallas County, or Pulaski County, we hope you’ll consider Deputy & Mizell, LLC as your local resource. 

Your initial consultation with us is always free. Call us at 1-877-532-2191 to schedule yours today.

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