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Criminal Defense

trial Attorney

Serving Springfield Mo & Surrounding Area

Criminal Defense | DWI | Speeding Tickets

In 2016, Attorney Benjamin A. McBride established The Law Office of Benjamin A. McBride, LLC to focus his practice solely on criminal defense.  With 10 years’ experience on both sides of the aisle, Attorney McBride sees the need for a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney and fills that need by protecting the rights of the accused in Springfield, Greene County, and surrounding southwest Missouri.

Attorney McBride’s reputation throughout the criminal justice system was built on being tough, but fair.  Furthering that reputation, Attorney McBride will vigorously defend your Constitutional rights, protect your best interests, and provide you with the assistance necessary to overcome your circumstances.   We take the time to learn each of our client’s specific legal needs and goals and are not afraid to walk those courthouse steps with you when necessary.

Additionally, Attorney McBride understands that life is tough, and many times his role goes well beyond the courthouse steps.  In these circumstances, Attorney McBride provides his clients with the attention, advice, and care they need to address their concerns, answer their questions, and find available resources to help them get back on their feet.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense, DWI, MIP or other alcohol related traffic offense, traffic citation, drug crime, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, stealing or other serious criminal offense, contact The Law Office of Benjamin A. McBride, LLC, today.  To do so, please submit your information through our Criminal Intake Form for misdemeanor/felony offenses or Traffic Ticket Intake Form for speeding/traffic offenses.  You can also contact us by calling our office at (417) 324-7580.

We represent clients in Greene County and all of southwest Missouri, including Christian, Webster, Taney, Stone, Dade, Lawrence, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Jasper, Newton, Barry, and Wright counties as well as the Federal Court for the Western District of Missouri.

CONTACT

Phone

(417) 324-7580

FAX

(417) 324-7581

EMAIL

info@bamcbridelaw.com

Location

1627 S. Campbell Ave.

Springfield, Missouri 65807

 

Hours

M-F 9:00-5:00

After Hours: By Appointment Only

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PRACTICE AREAS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Drug Crimes:

  • Possession of Controlled Substance
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute
  • Distribution of Controlled Substance
  • Manufacturing a Controlled Substance
  • Trafficking

Crimes Against Persons:

  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

Weapons Offenses:

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Felon in Possession
  • Armed Criminal Action

Property Crimes:

  • Stealing
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Burglary
  • Tampering with a Motor Vehicle
  • Trafficking in Stolen Identities

 

ALCOHOL RELATED OFFENSES

  • DWI – Alcohol
  • DWI – Drugs
  • Excessive Blood Alcohol Content
  • Minor In Possession (MIP)
  • Assault in the Second Degree
  • Involuntary Manslaughter
  • Murder in the Second Degree

SPEEDING/TRAFFIC

  • Speeding
  • Careless & Imprudent Driving
  • No Operator’s License
  • No Proof of Insurance
  • No Registration
  • Driving While License Suspended or Revoked
  • Leaving Scene of an Accident
  • Failure to Obey Stop Sign
  • Failure to Yield
  • Failure to Maintain Lane
  • Following too Close
  • Improper Lane Change

 

For assistance with your legal needs, please submit your information through our Traffic Ticket Intake Form for speeding/traffic offenses or Criminal Intake Form for misdemeanor/felony offenses or by calling our office at (417) 324-7580 to schedule an appointment.

We represent clients in Greene County and all of Southwest Missouri, including Christian, Webster, Taney, Stone, Dade, Lawrence, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Jasper, Newton, Barry, and Wright counties as well as the Federal Court for the Western District of Missouri.

COURSE OF ACTION

CONTACT:  Because every district court, circuit court, and municipal court varies from place to place (such as applicable fines, court costs, and other issues), we need to obtain additional information about your specific criminal charge, dwi, or traffic offense.  To do so, please submit your information through our Traffic Ticket Intake Form for speeding/traffic offenses or Criminal Intake Form for misdemeanor/felony offenses or by calling our office at (417) 324-7580.

DISCUSS YOUR CASE:  Upon submission, email, or telephone call, our office will then contact you to discuss: (1) the specific charges against you; (2) an overview of the criminal process and expectations; (3) our attorney fee arrangement; and (4) any additional information relevant to your specific circumstances.  Depending on the severity of the charge, we may request that you come to our office for an in-person consultation to discuss these matters.

PAYMENT:  Once we offer representation in your case, our office has a variety of payment options.  You can pay via credit card (either over the phone or using our credit card payment link here) or cash (in person only).  For traffic offenses and speeding tickets, we request that you make payment of our attorney fee in full prior to our entry into the case.  For all other matters, we understand that money is tight and our office will do our best to accommodate a reasonable payment plan according to the nature of the charge(s) and your financial situation.

ENGAGEMENT:  Our representation of you will depend on the type of case and will require a written Representation Agreement.  Upon receipt of payment and signed Representation Agreement, our office will then confirm our engagement regarding your case, and will provide you with a receipt for your payment to our office.

REPRESENTATION:  During our investigation, we oftentimes find legal issues helpful to your defense.  The issues can only be discovered through thorough evaluation of the law enforcements reports, interviews of witnesses, and other defense tactics commonly used by attorney Benjamin A. McBride.  After our analysis, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and explore potential plea options.  To do so, we will work with the Prosecutor or District Attorney with the goal of arranging a plea, diversion, reduction in charges, or other agreement to resolve your case with the best possible outcome for you.  After these discussions, we will then discuss your options, including taking your case to trial and defending your rights or opting for a plea agreement if the risks of trial are simply too great.  Each case is different and is extremely factually specific.

Benjamin A. McBride, Attorney

Prior to establishing The Law Office of Benjamin A. McBride, LLC, Attorney McBride was a trial attorney for the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office of Greene County, Missouri.  Attorney McBride was a member of the Major Crimes Division of that office, where he handled the most serious cases involving murder, assault, robbery, and serious drug crimes. In 2012, Attorney McBride was appointed and cross-designated to be a Special Assistant United States Attorney assisting the United States’ Department of Justice in the prosecution of synthetic drug crimes.

In 2014, Attorney McBride joined the law firm of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC.  It was with this firm that Attorney McBride learned to assist his clients through the criminal justice system and protect their constitutional rights.  In doing so, Attorney McBride has developed a wide range of resources available to his clients, which help assist them through these difficult times.

Attorney McBride is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and is been a member of the Missouri Bar Association and Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.  Additionally, Attorney McBride is a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA).

The Law Office of Benjamin A. McBride, LLC, serves clients in Greene County and all of southwest Missouri including Christian, Webster, Taney, Stone, Dade, Lawrence, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Jasper, Newton, Barry, and Wright as well as the Federal Court for the Western District of Missouri.