Review: “I hired him because I was wrongly accused in a serious criminal case. He anticipated the all the other side's moves and got me a great result. If he can't get you what you need, you need a doctor or a priest.”
Practice areas & skills: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense, Child Abuse, DUI & DWI
I strive to help people through the legal process. I take the time to explain to them what is happening with their case and the effects that can have on their lives. Attorneys get the reputation of not returning phone calls or talking "down" to pe...
Practice areas & skills: Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket
Joseph S. Passanise graduated with honors from Missouri State University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Communication (1991) and Master’s of Arts degree in Communication (1993). He continued his education as a Rotary Scholar...
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Sex Crime, Criminal Defense, Expungement, Federal Crime
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.