Criminal Law Overview



In America, we have a freedom and court system unparalleled anywhere in the world. Our criminal justice system takes a universal approach that all people charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. In the United States, a person is only convicted of a crime in one of three ways:

  • Admission of Guilt (Confession)
  • Found Guilty by Jury of Peers
  • Found Guilty by a Judge

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you should seek out the legal advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Your personal freedom and civil rights are at stake. Criminal law attorney Mike Watkins will meet with you for a FREE Consultation to discuss how his 30 years of legal experience can help you secure the best possible outcome.

Our criminal law firm represents and vigorously defends clients charged with crimes at the local and state level. We handle a wide variety of criminal defense cases, including (but not limited to):

Regardless of how minor a criminal charge may seem, you cannot afford to risk your personal freedom. Punishment for criminal convictions range from a fine to time in jail or prison, depending on the severity of punishment.

Contact criminal defense attorney Mike Watkins to schedule a FREE Consultation and put our 30 plus years of legal experience to work for you. You have too much at risk to ignore or underestimate the impact a criminal charge.

Office Location

1031 Peruque Crossing Ct.
Suite B
O’Fallon, Missouri 63366
Phone: 636.625.6448
Fax: 636.625.3721


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