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Steven F. Groce

DUI and DWI Attorney at Springfield, MO

5.0   39 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 39 years
    Texas - TX 29 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    Defending DUI & DWI cases, including DUI & DWI Drug cases, and Marijuana Defense. 31 years experience. Also handle License issues, pertaining to Hardship licenses, and full reinstatement that require Court hearings.

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    DWI and DUI cases. Also, Drug violations, with emphasis on on Marijuana defense. Possession, distribution, cultivation, etc. Advocate for Legalization. Call: 417-275-9435

    41 years

DWI and DUI defense, both Alcohol, and driving under the influence of Drugs, including Cannabis/ Marijuana.  Drug cases, Assault, Traffic, License Reinstatement, Hardship (Limited Driving Privileges),and general Criminal Defense.

Advocate for Legalization.  Started, sponsor and write the posts for the Facebook Community Page: "Missouri Marijuana Law and Reform".  WE ACCOMPLISHED OUR GOAL!

Life Member Attorney NORML (National Org for Reform of Marijuana Laws)

Life Member Attorney NACDL  (National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers.

Top 200 Psychedelics Lawyers, commended.

Top 100 in Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers Association.

 

 

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Location

Steven F. Groce, Attorney
1705 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO, 65803

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Posted by Megan | February 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Highly recommend him as a lawyer! Very helpful and communicative. He worked hard until he got a fantastic outcome! Made me very comfortable at court!
Posted by Bob | January 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Attorney Steve Groce kept me from having any conviction on not only my first DWI, but also NO Conviction on my second DWI case. What an amazing outcome! Steven Groce, is in my opinion, the best Defense Attorney in all of Missouri. He's very professional and incredibly communicative. If you need help with a DWI/DUI case in Missouri, or any other type of case, Mr. Groce is absolutely the best.
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Posted by Brian | December 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was really nervous as this would have been my first traffic violation. I didn’t know who to go to. So I looked on google for a lawyer with good feedback. I called a few other lawyers before I decided on Steven. When I called him he was very informative from the start. I like that he did that compared to other lawyers, so I chose him. He updated me on my case almost every day via email and he negotiated the best deal I could have asked for.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2023
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No conviction
Steve did an excellent job as my representative. The outcome was a success. No conviction. He was extremely informative throughout the entire process and I was never left guessing what I needed to do next. I highly recommend him for an attorney!!
Posted by Derek | June 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I’ve bad
Very cheap and easy to work with. Handles everything. Got a very serious charge for me taken to almost nothing. Highly recommend!
Posted by Laura | May 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Victory!
Steve negotiated a complete suspension of sentence. No points on my driving record, no fine, no supervision. It's as if my traffic ticket evaporated. Thank you Steve.
Posted by Aaron | April 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great work!
Mr. Steven Groce was very diligent in his work on my case. He's a great choice for anybody
Posted by Garth | October 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
The right choice
Professional , Affordable and an amazing Plea Deal . After reviewing his backround and a consultation I felt very comfortable with him .
Posted by Randy | October 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Driver's license Revocation
I cannot begin to express my appreciation of the outcome of the cases that Steven Groce lead me through. His knowledge, experience, professionalism, affordability and ability to communicate with all entities involved was paramount in getting my charges reduce to SIS and not made a part of my record. If you find yourself facing the unknown outcome of charges being filed contact Steven Groce. I am so thankful I did.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2022
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Best outcome for a bad situation
A close family member needed legal services for the first time, and I had no experience with who to seek out. A friend recommended Steven. We are glad that we took their advice. Steven went above and beyond what we had hoped to have in an attorney. His communication was excellent. His explanation of our options, and to make sure we understood what could happen was better than we hoped. He made every effort to get the best outcome in our situation. The outcome was even better than what we thought was the "best case". I cannot recommend Steven enough. He will always be my 1st call if we ever need legal representation in the future. I will not hesitate to give others his number if they are in need. Top-notch experience with a not guilty result.
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Posted by Trevor V | May 10, 2022
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Lawyer Review
Amazing outcome! NO Conviction. I was charged with a DWI, and Mr. Groce, was able to not only keep me from having a DWI conviction, but also took care of it without me even having to go to Court. I highly recommend Attorney Steven Groce, if are ever charged with any Offense.
Posted by Brooke | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
I had a great experience working with Mr. Groce, and would recommend his services to anyone in need of a lawyer. I was very pleased with how my case was handled, the communication was outstanding, and it was all taken care of in a very timely manner.
Posted by James | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer highly recommend
Mr. Groce, WAS ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY CASE SO THAT I HAVE NO CONVICTIONS FOR ANYTHING ON MY RECORD, would be helpful. Persistent, Professional, Great Communicator. Highly recommend Attorney Steven Groce, for anyone facing serious charges in the Legal system.
Posted by Dave | January 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best results for a reasonable price
Mr. Groce got us the best plea deal we could ask for at a fair price. Would recommend highly.
Posted by John | October 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Steve Groce is your guy!
Mr Groce is the real deal! He was able to get me out of a situation that had escalated to a Federal charge with 30 years max in prison. It was reduced to a misdemeanor with some community service! PLEASE if you ever are charged with a DWI/DUI, Marijuana/Cannabis case, ANY drug case, or need a criminal defense lawyer he is your guy!
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Posted by Jeff | September 29, 2021
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Excellent job
Steve will keep you updated in every aspect of your case, and does a terrific job negotiating on your behalf. I highly recommend!
Posted by Aidan | September 2, 2021
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Extremely professional
The whole experience was stressful for me, he was nothing but professional and actually wanted to help. reduced my A misdemeanor to a D. Extremely Grateful and fully Recommend.
Posted by SILAS | August 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Results, Affordable Rates, & Tirelessly Works On Your Behalf Until The Best Outcome is Achieved
Simply not enough good things to say about Steven Groce. I found myself in a situation where I needed legal counsel immediately. After reading client reviews, I contacted Mr. Groce. I figured that an attorney of his experience, expertise, and reputation would be either very unaffordable, or would not have the time to take my case. However, Mr. Groce immediately returned my phone call, and was even willing to meet me within a few hours. As his many other five star reviews can attest to, Mr. Groce is beyond reasonable for someone of his tenure and status within the legal community. After I had retained his services, he stayed at his office to delve into great detail regarding every potential outcome of my case, explaining everything in a way that was very intuitive. While of course no attorney can ethically promise you any certain outcome, he shared what he believed COULD possibly happen. I was expecting fines, jail time, or both. This did not deter Mr. Groce as he contacted the prosecutor without delay to begin working on the most positive result for me. As he continued to speak with the prosecutor, he updated me on my case, to the point where I was essentially up to date from the moment the prosecutor replied. The prosecutor initially said he would not make any offer. This is where Mr. Groce’s preparedness and determination came in. He began to prepare our case for an open plea before the judge, while continuing to petition the prosecutor to make us a favorable offer. No matter how frustrating these negotiations became as the prosecutor was simply not willing to work with us, Mr. Groce persisted. Leading up to our court date, he was going above any expectation I had for a lawyer, both tirelessly working to get us some concessions while also preparing to argue my case in front of a judge. Nobody wants to be in criminal court, but it does assuage many worries to know that you have a recognized professional going the extra mile for you. When our court date finally came, we had still not received any offer on my case, but I knew that Mr. Groce was beyond prepared for this. He arrived punctually, making sure that he had enough time to speak with me at length, answer questions, and go over everything once again. Once he entered the courtroom, his reception for the other attorneys showed that he is lauded by his colleagues the same as his clients. It was truly reassuring to see that even those who practice law each and every day know that he is not just any attorney, and the results he has gotten his clients continually best what could be expected. Eventually, Mr. Groce exited the courtroom and informed me of excellent news. After finding the prosecutor in the courtroom, Mr. Groce again engaged him in negotiations, despite being told for nearly a month that no offer was going to be extended. Yet at the last moment, I was offered a SIS. This means that I will have NO CONVICTION. I came to court that day facing the possibility of many doors in my life being closed, and he valiantly fought for me and my future. This was the outcome he had said he would push for at our very first meeting as it is the best possible outcome in a criminal case. Regardless of how many obstacles appeared in Mr. Groce’s way, he simply refuses to give up on getting the best possible outcome for each and every client. Words cannot articulate how grateful I am to have found and hired Mr. Groce. You will never be left in the dark about proceedings regarding your issue, and he is able to take even the most complex legal ideas and present them in a way that you can understand. If he has news regarding your case, so do you. Personable, affordable, and professionally tenacious on your behalf, reviews more than speak for themselves. I received much more than I could have ever expected, as have many others. Being accused of a crime is a frightening process. If you need an attorney, do yourself, and your future a favor and hire Steven Groce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
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FAA
I am a private 61 year old pilot. Embarrassed, scared, and not knowing where to turn Stephen walked me through the process to deal with the FAA and told me what to expect from my 1st offense DWI. Now, I can sleep at night. Honestly, the most knowledgeable lawyer to deal with a DWI and the FAA..
Posted by candice | April 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Dwi
So Steven groce help me out in a very stressful time in my life and helped me get an SIS no conviction which I am severely grateful for and I would recommend him to anyone that is in the situation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Defense Attorney
  • Steven Groce, Attorney
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Defense Attorney
  • Groce & DeArmon
  • 1984 - 2016

Education

  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Missouri State University
  • BA
  • 1980

Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • NORML
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Community Leadership
  • Lawyer Legion
  • 2020
  • Professional Involvement
  • Lawyer Legion
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His attention to detail and compassion for his clients is exemplary. He has a vast knowledge of the law and is a life member of NACDL."
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