Protecting Your Rights & Freedom
At Thomas, Birdsong, Mills, McBride & Osborne, P.C., our lawyers vigorously represent clients accused of a wide range of criminal offenses, from minor infractions and misdemeanors to serious felony charges.
Cases We Handle
Criminal charges vary in severity. No matter what you have been charged with, rest assured that our team has the knowledge, experience, and resources needed to handle your case effectively.
If you have not yet been charged with a crime but are under investigation, our Rolla criminal defense attorneys can provide pre-indictment representation. With our help, it is possible that the police investigation could close and you could avoid charges altogether.
Handling Serious Murder Cases
Committed to the aggressive defense of our clients’ rights within the criminal justice system, our lawyers have earned an excellent reputation among prosecutors for our work in murder cases, including death penalty cases. Ours is one of very few small firms statewide to have tried the number of murder cases we have and show a strong record of acquittals.
How We Approach Criminal Cases
In all of our criminal defense work, we begin with a thorough interview with the client, seeking to understand the full scope of the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the arrest. We conduct an independent investigation and proceed aggressively with discovery until we are satisfied that we know what evidence the prosecution has gathered and what kind of case the prosecution is building.
Our investigation includes an examination of the police report and interviews with witnesses, looking for infringements of constitutional rights, illegal searches and seizures, or otherwise flawed police work. We file motions to suppress evidence and pretrial motions designed to protect our clients’ rights. Our Rolla criminal defense attorneys negotiate with the prosecution regarding plea arrangements and prepare our clients and witnesses for trial before presenting the case to the jury.