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Over Five Decades of Defending Those Accused of Burglary, Theft, Sex Crimes, and More!

Facing criminal charges can be frightening, overwhelming, and confusing. You may be unsure of what to do or what to say, but everything you do from this point on can directly impact your criminal case and future. In these situations, you must exercise your right to legal counsel. So call an experienced criminal defense attorney in St. Louis, MO, at Cavanagh & Associates to protect your constitutional legal rights!

When your freedom is on the line, trust your criminal case to attorney Jack Cavanagh. He is a former prosecutor and seasoned trial lawyer with over half a century of legal experience. At Cavanagh & Associates, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients facing charges in St. Louis, Chesterfield, St. Charles, and the surrounding areas in MO. In addition, our attorneys take on cases involving DUI/DWI arrests, sex crime charges, domestic violence allegations, drug crimes, theft charges, and other misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses.

So what exactly is criminal defense? It is a strategic argument that attempts to challenge the validity and sufficiency of the prosecution's evidence. The prosecution is the party trying to prove the criminal charges against you. The type of defense that you and our attorney choose to pursue will depend on the crime you are accused of and the evidence available to you. With over five decades of criminal defense experience, our criminal defense attorneys know how to tailor a criminal case to meet your unique goals.


Call (314) 309-2799 to Schedule a Consultation With a Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO.


Do Not Wait to Involve a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you were arrested or accused of a crime but formal charges have not been filed – the biggest mistake you can make is to wait to involve a criminal attorney. Every second counts in a criminal case, and your future may be at stake. Getting the help of a practiced criminal defense lawyer in the St. Louis area earlier may mean the difference between an acquittal and a jail cell.

Our attorneys represent clients across Chesterfield, St. Louis, St. Charles, and throughout the state of MO in cases involving:

Our attorneys help clients on probation who have been accused of or arrested for allegedly violating the terms of their probation. Our attorneys can work to avoid the revocation of probation through experienced criminal defense counsel.

What Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Do for Me?

A criminal defense attorney plays a crucial role in representing individuals accused of committing crimes. Their primary goal is to protect your rights, provide you with legal guidance, and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Here's what a criminal defense attorney can do for you:

  • Legal Advice and Guidance: Provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific case, explaining the charges against you, potential consequences, and available defenses.
  • Investigation: Conduct a thorough investigation into the facts surrounding your case. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing police reports.
  • Building a Strong Defense: Develop a defense strategy based on the evidence collected, aiming to challenge the prosecution's case. This could involve questioning the credibility of witnesses, challenging the admissibility of evidence, or presenting an alternative narrative.
  • Legal Motions: File motions to suppress evidence that was obtained unlawfully, request dismissals based on legal grounds, or seek other pre-trial rulings that may benefit your case.
  • Negotiating Plea Deals: Engage in plea bargain negotiations with the prosecution to potentially reduce charges or secure more favorable sentencing terms. This is often done with consideration of the strength of the evidence and potential risks associated with going to trial.
  • Trial Representation: Represent you in court if your case goes to trial. This involves presenting evidence, cross-examining witnesses, and making legal arguments to support your defense.
  • Understanding Legal Procedures: Guide you through the legal process, ensuring that you understand your rights, the charges against you, and the potential consequences you may face.
  • Sentencing Advocacy: Present mitigating factors during the sentencing phase if you are convicted, aiming to reduce the severity of the punishment.
  • Appeals: If you are convicted and wish to appeal, your criminal defense attorney can continue to represent you during the appellate process, seeking to overturn or modify the conviction.
  • Handle Legal Procedures and Paperwork: Take care of legal paperwork, filings, and other procedural requirements associated with your case, saving you time and effort.

It's important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as early as possible if you are facing criminal charges. The attorney's expertise, knowledge of the law, and ability to navigate the legal system can significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Chesterfield, St. Charles & St. Louis

Before he went into private practice, criminal defense attorney Jack Cavanagh worked as a prosecutor in St. Louis County for four years. He has been practicing law since 1962 and has handled hundreds of trials in front of judges and juries. If you were arrested, contact Cavanagh & Associates today!


Contact Cavanagh & Associates for a Consultation With Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving St. Louis at (314) 309-2799!


Commonly Asked Questions

How experienced are your criminal defense attorneys?

Our criminal defense attorneys have over five decades of combined experience. They have handled hundreds of trials in front of judges and juries, and their experience allows them to tailor a criminal case to meet the unique goals of each client.

How can I schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney?

To schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney, you can call our office at the provided phone number or visit our website to fill out a contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule your consultation.

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  • We achieve positive case outcomes through thorough preparation.
  • Attorney Cavanagh is a former prosecutor turned legal advocate.
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  • Attorney Cavanagh has over 50 years of legal experience.
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