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Criminal & Traffic Defense

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Always speak to an experienced defense attorney before taking any action if you are accused of a crime or a traffic offense. Pleading to anything can often have multiple unexpected consequences, such as loss of your driver’s license, your right to vote or own firearms, increased auto insurance rates, having a criminal record, or even going to jail. Know what you are getting into first! At the Garner Law Firm we have over 20 years of experience defending individuals accused of criminal and traffic offense in Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties. Let us help you defend your rights.

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Criminal Defense & DWI / Traffic Defense

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DWI / Traffic Defense

People often think that they have no choice but to plead guilty if they are “caught” in a traffic offense or driving while intoxicated. In fact, in there are many actions an experienced defense attorney can do that may result in the charges getting dropped or at least reduced. Also, if an acceptable plea bargain cannot be obtained, Darryl Garner is ready, willing and able to go to trial on your behalf.

Criminal Defense

As with traffic cases, individuals accused of a crime have many options besides just pleading guilty or going to trial. An experienced defense lawyer may be able to get the charge dismissed, reduced, or obtain a sentence agreement that avoids prison time or even keeps the charge from showing on your record. While the Garner Law Firm cannot guarantee any outcome we will vigorously fight for the best deal possible and take your case to trial if necessary.

Jurisdictions Covered

The Garner Law Firm limits the geographical area we cover in order to keep our cost low and to better serve our clients.

For criminal and traffic matters we cover:

County Courts

Jasper County

Newton County

McDonald County

City/Municipal Courts


Carl Junction







Newton County Judicial Center
123 E Main St, Neosho, MO 64850
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McDonald County Courthouse
602 Main St, Pineville, MO 64856
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Jasper County Courthouse, Carthage
302 S Main St, Carthage, MO 64836
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Jasper County Courthouse, Joplin
601 Pearl Ave, Joplin, MO 64801
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Talk to an attorney

In criminal matters time is critical. Just waiting a few days to contact a lawyer after receiving a DWI or DUI can result in losing your driving privileges. Do NOT talk to anyone other then your attorney about your case. Don’t take advice from friends, family or the internet! Call the Garner Law Firm so we can discuss your unique circumstances and give you informed advice.

“Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.”


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our professional services Include:

For simple traffic tickets Darryl Garner can make all your court appearances for you so you don't need to take time off work.
In DWI cases, The Garner Law Firm can handle both the administrative process that can effect your driving privileges as well as your criminal case.
In criminal cases the Garner Law Firm will obtain all of the discovery available and immediately begin preparing your defense.
We offer low flat fees and reasonable payment plans.