No matter the criminal charges you are facing, some aspect of your future is on the line making it essential you have an experienced lawyer by your side. You need a defense attorney who knows the inner working of the courts to help protect your rights. Adam Woody has the expert guidance you need. His office is conveniently located in Springfield, Missouri and he can help you with any criminal charge you are facing.
The Law Office of Adam Woody is board-certified in criminal trial advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. We work with clients who have been accused of criminal charges including drug crimes, DWIs, DUIs, and traffic law violations. We also work with individuals facing claims of sex crimes and violence, including domestic battery charges. Don’t face this battle alone, let criminal defense attorney Adam Woody help defend your rights.
Assault and Battery Charges
What can seem like an innocent night out with friends can easily turn into a ticket—or even an arrest. A municipal or state charge of assault or battery can destroy a once clean reputation and criminal record. Further, if serious injuries result, prosecutors can and will seek equally serious consequences, sometimes even time in jail or state prison. Assault cases often hinge on skilled cross-examination of a witness in the courtroom or equally skilled negotiation with the prosecutor. If you find yourself as the subject of an investigation for assault, don’t say anything and call us immediately to set up a consultation.
Burglary charges cover a wide range of conduct. What many people believe is innocent behavior will often lead to very serious charges and consequences. Some burglary charges can even carry up to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, if certain facts exist. Burglary charges are typically very complicated cases in the state of Missouri, so it’s vital you have a skilled attorney on your side to represent your case.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a sensitive issue and these types of charges are particularly difficult on the defendant and his or her family. Usually there are family concerns, relationship concerns, and many other factors to be considered that are much deeper than the legal system. If convicted of a domestic violence crime, there are various collateral consequences you will face, including never being able to own a firearm again, even if the charge is a misdemeanor. That’s why it’s imperative you hire the right attorney to defend you.
Drug Crime Charges
Drug charges, of any kind, are very serious and can have lasting consequences if not handled correctly. In most drug cases, the charge, along with the punishment if convicted, is determined by the type of drug involved, its classification, the quantity found and whether there is intent to sell and/or distribute. For instance, a conviction for drug trafficking can include denial of federal benefits and forfeiture of real estate and personal property. You need an attorney who is experienced in battling police officers and prosecutors to have a successful case. Our office has spent countless hours defending all types of drug crimes, and we know how to win.
DUI or DWI Charges
There are serious consequences for those facing DUI or DWI charges. In addition to jail time, fines, and alcohol classes—many who are convicted of alcohol related charges also face suspension of their driver’s license and even future employment problems. There are several options available to individuals facing alcohol charges. Having a well-rounded, knowledgeable attorney is crucial to your defense. Attorney Adam Woody has successfully handled thousands of alcohol offenses, earning him admission into the prestigious invitation-only group National College for DUI Defense. He has the specialized knowledge and training to assist in your case, including certification in the 24-hour DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program, the same training and certification that police officers receive.
There are many misconceptions regarding encounters with police in a DWI/DUI situation. Find out the truth in Adam’s “DUI and DWI: True or False” blog post.
If you are being questioned, investigated or arrested for homicide, say nothing to authorities and call us immediately. Homicide cases usually go to trial, and if you are convicted you could face life in prison, or even capital punishment. Because of the severity of these types of charges, you need an attorney who will dig deep into your case to protect your rights. Our office has extended experience in handling all types of homicide cases and is ready to fight for you.
Federal Crime Charges
If you are facing a federal crime you have both local and federal authorities working together to convict you. This can include bringing in the FBI, DEA, IRS and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to help in the investigation. United States attorneys seldom file federal crime charges, or seek indictments, unless they have a strong case. Therefore, it is critical for anyone facing federal charges to hire a defense attorney with strong experience and skill. Attorney Adam Woody is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Eastern District of Missouri, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Federal court has its own rules of evidence and a unique set of sentencing guidelines. If facing a federal charge, you need a defense attorney who has the resources, knowledge, and experience to handle this type of complex criminal proceeding.
In southwest Missouri robbery cases are severely penalized, especially if a weapon is involved. Robbery, armed robbery and assault with intent to rob are commonly punishable with a maximum sentence of life in prison. Usually these types of cases end up going to trial, and the only way to best defend yourself is to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side.
Sex Crime Charges
If you are facing rape, child molestation or any other type of sex crime, you need to call us immediately. Prosecutors usually seek, and expect, extensive consequences for those charged with a sex crime. If convicted, the defendant faces mandatory sex offender registration, along with a significant possibility of life in prison. Attorney Adam Woody has fiercely defended the rights of those accused of this type of serious offense for years. He has handled dozens of sex cases, both while a public defender and in private practice. He is a member of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, and has received highly specialized training throughout the country in defending these types of cases.
Theft Crime Charges
Being charged with theft can bring big problems for your future. Along with jail time, fines and other punishments, if you are convicted, the court might order you to make restitution by repaying victims for their losses. Because theft crimes are considered “crime of dishonesty”, a conviction could lead to you having trouble in the future finding a job. If you are being invested in theft, you need to contact us immediately. Even if charges have not been filed, we can help protect your rights while the investigation is being conducted.
If you have been ticketed for speeding, illegal u-turn, parking lot violation, seat belt violation, running a red light or a stop sign, reckless driving or mechanical violation—you need to call our office. Although traffic tickets are common, they can create problems for your driving record. In Missouri, a person can only accumulate eight points within a year before their license is suspended. And if convicted of a traffic offense, you can expect your car insurance rates to skyrocket. Hiring a lawyer can make a big difference in keeping points off your driving record, and more importantly, having your drivers license suspended.
White Collar Crime Charges
If you are being investigated for a white collar crime, call us immediately. Even if you have not been arrested yet, we can help considerably reduce your exposure to criminal liability, and perhaps, help you avoid charges altogether. White collar crimes include fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, bribery and conspiracy. These type of cases are complex and can be life-changing if convicted. In fact, those convicted of white collar crimes face just as serious of punishments as those convicted in cases involving violence and drugs. Our office understands government tactics and how the evidence will work in your case.