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Whether you or your loved one have been accused of a crime in Springfield, Branson or anywhere in southwest Missouri, it can be a stressful and frightening experience. The repercussions of your charge can be severe, from loss of freedom, fines, having a record, loss of relationships and more. That is why it is crucial to have the experienced help of McBride Law on your side. A diligent criminal defense attorney will guide you through the process and help protect your rights and assist you in minimizing the consequences of your arrest.

At McBride Law, criminal defense lawyer Ben McBride’s reputation throughout the criminal justice system was built on being tough, but fair.  Furthering that reputation, McBride Law will vigorously defend your rights, protect your 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. At all times, the client is kept informed and up to date during the process, as well as engaged in the decision process. Your, or your loved one’s life and future are on the line and we take that seriously.

At McBride Law, we are not just a law firm, we seek to coach our clients through life's circumstances. We understand that life is tough, and many times our role goes well beyond the courthouse steps.  In these circumstances, we strive to provide our 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. 

At McBride Law, we offer a variety of criminal defense services, including:

Felonies / Misdemeanors

The State of Missouri classifies crimes into different groups depending on the severity of the offense. The crimes are categorized based upon the severity of the allegation and how much jail time you potentially face. Two of the major categories are misdemeanors and felonies.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, it is important that you consult with the experienced Criminal Defense firm of McBride Law right away. Contact Attorney Ben McBride for your initial consultation.


Driving While Intoxicated arrests in Missouri can have serious consequences, including large fines, probation fees, mandatory attendance in alcohol classes, and even jail time. Depending on the circumstance, an interlock device might be required to be installed in your vehicle even before you are found guilty! 

Driving While Intoxicated offenses are a unique and complicated area of the criminal justice system. DWI charges require an experienced attorney who can challenge common assumptions such as the accuracy of field sobriety tests and blood-alcohol test results. As a past prosecutor, attorney Ben McBride handled hundreds of these type of offenses and is now putting his experience to work for you and your defense.


If you have received a traffic ticket, a lawyer can probably help you beat the charges and keep your driving record from being ruined by unnecessary traffic violation points. At the criminal defense law firm of McBride Law, we know how to handle traffic cases. As a former prosecutor, attorney Ben McBride knows where mistakes are made and provides opportunities to challenge the charges against you.

Expungement/Restoration of Rights

Having a clear record is crucial for success in life. A background check that shows misdemeanors or felonies can cause an incredible amount of frustration. After a record has been expunged, it is as if the crime never happened and will no longer show on your record. Ensuring a background check will return clean is important for:

  • Applying for housing or a mortgage
  • Employment
  • Loan applications
  • Renewing licenses
  • Adoption
  • Possessing a firearm

At McBride Law, we understand that mistakes happen. We also understand that change is possible and the effect of a criminal conviction can prevent future success. We want our clients to be successful in their day-to-day lives and understand the consequences public records of arrest, charges, or convictions may have and we will fight for you to restore your rights.

Immigrant Criminal Defense

Immigrants know that there is one thing they must not have on their record — a serious criminal conviction. To be convicted of a crime involving fraud, violence or drugs turns the system against you. It can keep you from being admitted to the U.S. It can cause you to lose permanent resident status. Dreams of achieving citizenship are destroyed. Serious crimes committed years ago can come back to haunt you.

If your future is in question because of a criminal conviction, you need an immigration attorney like those at McBride Law.  Our firm is among the only immigration law practitioners in the Springfield-Branson area. We take cases that look very uphill, and we work to mitigate the damage your conviction has caused.

If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense, DWI, MIP or other alcohol related traffic offense, traffic citation, drug crime, assault, robbery, burglary, theft, stealing or other serious criminal offense, contact McBride Law today.