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MissouriJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Missouri

In the juvenile justice system in Missouri, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Missouri, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Joseph P. Welch

Joseph P. Welch
Attorney at Law
3115 S. Grand Blvd., Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Licensed for 18 years, Joseph P. Welch is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Washington University School of Law... read more >

John Clayton Schleiffarth

John Clayton Schleiffarth
JCS Law
75 West Lockwood Avenue Suite 222
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Licensed for 9 years, John Clayton Schleiffarth is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Barry University-La... read more >

Steven F Groce

Steven F Groce
Groce & DeArmon, P.C.
1705 N Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65803
Licensed for 35 years, Steven F Groce is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Missouri at Kan... read more >

J Denise Carter

J Denise Carter
Carter & Putnam, LLC
211 NW Executive Way Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Licensed for 27 years, J Denise Carter is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Missouri-Kansa... read more >

Jason A. Korner

Jason A. Korner
The Law Office of Jason A. Korner
7911 Forsyth Boulevard Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63105
Licensed for 13 years, Jason A. Korner is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Saint Louis University School of Law... read more >

Erica Mynarich

Erica Mynarich
Carver Cantin & Mynarich, LLC
901 East Saint Louis Street Suite 1600
Springfield, MO 65806
Licensed for 9 years, Erica Mynarich is a Federal Crimes and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Northern Illinois University College of Law... read more >

Daniel Dodson

Daniel Dodson
315 Marshall Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Licensed for 32 years, Daniel Dodson is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Rick Farrow

Rick Farrow
Farrow Law Office, LLC
10 Court Square Suite 30
West Plains, MO 65775
Licensed for 19 years, Rick Farrow is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Missouri - Kansas City... read more >

Jeffrey Goldfarb

Jeffrey Goldfarb
Goldfarb Law Group
230 South Bemiston Ave., Suite 1200
Clayton, MO 63105
Licensed for 23 years, Jeffrey Goldfarb is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Saint Louis University School of Law... read more >

Daniel Allan Juengel

Daniel Allan Juengel
Frank, Juengel & Radefeld
7710 Carondelet Ave Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO 63105
Daniel Allan Juengel is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd
The Law Office of Michael L. Boyd, LLC
5770 Mexico Road Suite A
St. Peters, MO 63376
Licensed for 10 years, Michael Boyd is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Saint Louis University School o... read more >

Daniel L Viets

Daniel L Viets
15 N 10th St
Columbia, MO 65201
Licensed for 33 years, Daniel L Viets is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer... read more >

Brian Millikan

Brian Millikan
Millikan Wright, LLC
12180 Old Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122
Licensed for 18 years, Brian Millikan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Saint Louis University School of Law... read more >

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson
Gary M. Wilson Law
1731 E Sunshine, Ste. 817
Springfield, MO 65804
Licensed for 33 years, Gary Wilson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ramona Gau

Ramona Gau
Wegmann Law Firm
455 Maple St. PO Box 740
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Ramona Gau is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Hannibal-LaGrange University... read more >

Timothy R. Brown

Timothy R. Brown
Law Office of Timothy R. Brown
1309 E. Montclair St.
Springfield, MO 65804
Timothy R. Brown is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Boyd

Michael Boyd
The Lampin Law Firm
5770 Mexico Rd
St Peters, MO 63376
Licensed for 31 years, Michael Boyd is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David M. Lurie

David M. Lurie
David M. Lurie
688 SE Bayberry Ln #105
Lees Summit, MO 64063
David M. Lurie is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tyson Martin

Tyson Martin
Cole & Martin Attorneys at Law, LLC
1441 East Primrose St. Suite C
Springfield, MO 65804
Licensed for 19 years, Tyson Martin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric L. Boehmer

Eric L. Boehmer
Boehmer Law, LLC
1603 Boone's Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Licensed for 19 years, Eric L. Boehmer is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Bert W Fulk

Bert W Fulk
Bert Fulk, Attorney at Law
121 N. 5th St.
St. Charles, MO 63301
Licensed for 11 years, Bert W Fulk is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer... read more >

Matthew Russell

Matthew Russell
MRD Lawyers
4650 S National Ave, Ste B3
Springfield, MO 65810
Licensed for 16 years, Matthew Russell is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paemon Aramjoo

Paemon Aramjoo
Aramjoo Law Firm
17 W. Kansas St.
Liberty, MO 64068
Licensed for 5 years, Paemon Aramjoo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Koonce

David Koonce
Traffic Counsel LLC
P.O. Box 190821
St.Louis, MO 63119
Licensed for 8 years, David Koonce is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks
The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
1001 Boardwalk Springs Place, Suite 111
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Licensed for 22 years, Jonathan Marks is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

James P. Feely Jr.

James P. Feely Jr.
Law Office of James P. Feely, Jr., LLC
12747 Olive Blvd. Suite 300
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Licensed for 26 years, James P. Feely Jr. is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Missouri Sc... read more >

Brandon M Sanchez

Brandon M Sanchez
Law Office of Brandon M. Sanchez
565 Virginia Avenue
New Madrid, MO 63869
Licensed for 5 years, Brandon M Sanchez is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Troy J. Leavitt

Troy J. Leavitt
Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm
1500 NW 7 Highway Ste 300
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Licensed for 23 years, Troy J. Leavitt is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Michael S. Shipley

Michael S. Shipley
Law Offices of Michael Shipley
204 East Kansas Suite A
Liberty, MO 64068
Licensed for 34 years, Michael S. Shipley is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Will M Helixon

Will M Helixon
Law Office of Will M. Helixon
435 Nichols Road Suite #200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Will M Helixon is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

John J Cavanagh

John J Cavanagh
Cavanagh & Associates
231 Sout Bemiston Avenue Suite 910
St. Louis, MO 63105
Licensed for 57 years, John J Cavanagh is a Family Law and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

David Healy

David Healy
Appleby Healy Law
119 N 2nd St
Ozark, MO 65721
Licensed for 16 years, David Healy is a Criminal Defense and Estate and Probate Law lawyer... read more >

Richard Christopher Simons

Richard Christopher Simons
Speeding Ticket KC
6301 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64131
Licensed for 18 years, Richard Christopher Simons is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Charles Barberio

Charles Barberio
The People's Counsel - Law Offices of Charles L. Barberio IV
4542 W Pine Blvd Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63108
Licensed for 11 years, Charles Barberio is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Scott A Hamblin

Scott A Hamblin
Scott Hamblin Law
312 E Capitol Ave Suite 200
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Scott A Hamblin is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Denise Kirby

Denise Kirby
The Law Office of Denise Kirby
2300 Main ST, Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108
Licensed for 25 years, Denise Kirby is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Kevin Wichman

Kevin Wichman
Wichman Law Firm, LLC
1001 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
Licensed for 8 years, Kevin Wichman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Ave Maria School of Law... read more >

Jill Christine Schaefer

Jill Christine Schaefer
Jill Schaefer LLC
14 S. Central Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Licensed for 21 years, Jill Christine Schaefer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melissa Harper

Melissa Harper
Melissa Harper, Attorney At Law
75 W Lockwood Ave Suite 222
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Licensed for 11 years, Melissa Harper is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Todd Miller

Todd Miller
Law Office of Todd Miller, LLC
1305 Southwest Blvd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Licensed for 18 years, Todd Miller is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of Law... read more >

Kristin Suzanne Jones

Kristin Suzanne Jones
Jones & Musgrave LLC
2550 S Campbell Ave. Suite 900
Springfield, MO 65807
Licensed for 18 years, Kristin Suzanne Jones is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Tulane University Law School... read more >

David M Lurie

David M Lurie
David M. Lurie
1100 Walnut St #2940
Kansas City, MO 64106
Licensed for 42 years, David M Lurie is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Missouri School ... read more >

David C Kirshner

David C Kirshner
Kirshner Law LLC
409 Vandiver Drive Bldg 4, Suite 104
Columbia, MO 65202
Licensed for 2 years, David C Kirshner is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

William Byrnes

William Byrnes
Byrnes Law Firm
1000 Fairgrounds Rd. Suite 103
St. Charles, MO 63301
Licensed for 28 years, William Byrnes is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Carrie Gerischer

Carrie Gerischer
Gerischer Law
1212 East Hwy 72 Suite 7
Rolla, MO 65401
Licensed for 15 years, Carrie Gerischer is a Criminal Defense and Child Support lawyer... read more >

Kimberly Benjamin

Kimberly Benjamin
Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center at Benjamin Law Firm, LLC
8427 Clint Drive
Belton, MO 64012
Licensed for 23 years, Kimberly Benjamin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Casey Coats

Casey Coats
Traffic Law Stop
2601 S Hanley
Brentwood, MO 63144
Licensed for 17 years, Casey Coats is a Criminal Defense and Premises Liability lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of Law... read more >

Rebecca J. Grosser

Rebecca J. Grosser
Grosser Law, LLC
225 S. Meramec Avenue Suite 1100T
St. Louis, MO 63105
Licensed for 22 years, Rebecca J. Grosser is a Criminal Defense and Discrimination lawyer... read more >

Chad M Oliver

Chad M Oliver
The Oliver Law Firm
P.O. Box 6511
Saint Louis, MO 63125
Chad M Oliver is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

David W. Lloyd

David W. Lloyd
David W. Lloyd, P.C.
710 N College St, #F
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Licensed for 20 years, David W. Lloyd is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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Juvenile Defense Specialty Areas

Board Certification

National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

MACDL is a not for profit corporation formed in 1978. With offices in Jefferson City, Missouri, MACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law and protect the rights of the accused. Members of the MACDL include many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Missouri.



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