Criminal Defense

Whether you’ve been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, DWI, traffic violation or felony, it’s wise to hire an attorney to protect your rights and attain the best outcome. A conviction could bring the loss of a driver’s license, hefty fines and even jail time. Attorney Michael Parnas is an experienced criminal lawyer with a track record of success, including charge dismissal, reduction of charges and reduced sentencing.


The first offense of a DWI in Missouri results in a 30 day suspension of license and $500 fine. And while incarnation isn’t mandatory, the court has the power to order a six month jail sentence. A conviction of three or more DWIs within 10 years, and it’s a Class D felony. You’ll also be give a five year jail sentence along with a 10 year denial of driving privileges. Attorney Michael can help impact the effect of a DWI arrest on your life. Possible defenses include no probable cause, faulty breathalyzer and disability.

Traffic Law

Traffic violations like running a red light and speeding bring along point on your license and higher insurance premiums. Attorney Michael Parnas can let you know if you’re eligible for a prayer for judgment to reduce the fine. In addition, attorney Michael Parnas works with the prosecutor to get traffic tickets amended to a non-moving violation to avoid points and rising insurance fees.


While misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, they still can result in jail time and a permanent criminal record. Common misdemeanors include disorderly conduct, petty theft, trespassing, writing a bad check and prostitution. Even a misdemeanor possession of marijuana can bar you from receiving financial aid for college.

Attorney Michael Parnas can determine if you have any ground for dismissal of charges, explore plea options or represent you at trial. He’s familiar with the local criminal court system and will be able to weight whether it’s best to go to the negotiating table with the prosecutor or to battle it out in court.

If you’ve been arrested for a DWI, turn to Michael Parnas. If you’re facing heavy fines from a traffic ticket, let attorney Michael Parnas help you. And if you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, let the experience of attorney Michael Parnas work for you.

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