Criminal Defense

You need an experienced team of attorneys.

Few things can have as great an impact on one’s life as being investigated or charged with a crime. Everything is at stake: your freedom, your family, your career, and in some cases, your life. Considering the stakes, every criminal charge, whether a white-collar offense, a violent felony, a drug or sex crime, or a DUI/DWI without question, requires the most effective legal counsel available.

The hallmarks of such counsel include extensive experience, a commitment to client communication, a demonstrated dedication to exacting and meticulous research and preparation, and a determined and aggressive approach to trial.

The criminal defense attorneys at Newton Barth are first and foremost, highly experienced trial attorneys, and are known throughout Missouri and southern Illinois for taking on and winning even the most challenging criminal defense cases. Our team of lawyers and investigators thoroughly evaluate every aspect of the charges against our clients and aggressively attack the prosecutor’s case at virtually every stage.

Our objective is singular: We are focused on ensuring that our clients have the best achievable result and that their reputations are intact after the case is concluded.

The Firm handles a wide variety of criminal defense matters in state and federal courts. In 20 years of practice we have represented clients against virtually every type of charge, including:

  • EFraud and Government Investigations
  • EDrug Crimes
  • ESex Crimes
  • EViolent Felonies
  • EDUI / DWI
  • EAnd More

Why Newton Barth?

Tenacious criminal defense attorneys with the experience you need

The attorneys at Newton Barth handle every stage of criminal prosecutions and defense from investigations to negotiating charging decisions, through discovery, plea negotiations, trial, and if necessary sentencing and appeal.

You need a team of trial attorneys who have tried cases in front of juries and judges. The choice of an attorney when you are facing criminal charges may well be the most important decision you will ever make.

The criminal defense attorneys of Newton Barth are the partners willing to zealously and tirelessly advocate for your rights and freedom.

Talmage Newton is a founding partner at Newton Barth and a trial attorney who represents clients in a variety of criminal matters in federal and state courts. His criminal defense experience is extensive and he will fight tirelessly to defend the accused.

Case Results

The Firm routinely handles high-profile matters both in court and in the media if need be. Although many of the Firm’s cases are resolved without charges ever being brought (and therefore remain confidential), this website will give you a small sample of some of the public cases that the Firm has handled.

To learn more, read through our case results.

Client Acquitted By Jury Of Murder

A St. Louis City jury acquitted our client of charges of first-degree murder, assault, and armed criminal action after a jury trial lead by partners, Brandy Barth and Talmage Newton. Talmage and Brandy aggressively defended their client’s right to self-defense and refused to compromise.

Read about it in the Press

Federal Firearms Charge Dismissed

The firm’s client was charged in federal court with being a felon in possession of a firearm (922(g)). Our team’s investigation uncovered a nearly 30-year-old government document which exempted him from the federal firearms prohibition. All federal charges against the client were dismissed.

We are here to be your advocate & defend your rights.

If you are ready to discuss your case, we are ready to listen.

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