Criminal Law


A DWI/DUI charge is a serious matter and, depending on various factors, may be categorized as a felony in the State of Missouri. A DWI/DUI in Missouri, regardless of the circumstances, at the minimum carries the risk of of jail time, substantial fines, a suspension of an individual’s Driver’s License, and the required installation of an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. More serious cases can result in jail with Missouri Department of Corrections and a suspension of an individual’s Driver’s License for ten (10) years, in addition to hefty fines, court costs, and the installation of an ignition interlock device on your car.

Here at Diekman & Leightner, our experienced and professional attorneys can work with you to resolve your DWI/DUI issues and get you back on the road. We strive to ensure that a DWI/DUI conviction does not end up on your permanent record. Your options concerning a DWI//DUI are time sensitive so do not hesitate to call us here at Diekman & Leightner so that we may help you get the best possible result in an unfortunate situation.

Possession of Controlled Substance

Arrests and charges of possession of a controlled substance, including marijuana, is no small matter. Missouri law takes drug possession very seriously. Charges of possession of controlled substances can lead to jail time, large fines, be recorded on your criminal record, for those that do not seek legal aid quickly. Here at Diekman & Leightner, we resolve your possession charges by seeking to have them dismissed or reduced, leaving you with minimal fines, zero jail time, and no marks on you record. Call us today to discuss any charges against you resulting from possession of a controlled substance.

Shoplifting/Stealing/Miscellaneous Charges

A criminal matter resulting from shoplifting or stealing is unique to the specific charge alleged. The amount of jail time and the size of the fine that the accused is facing depends largely on the value of the items allegedly taken. However, at the very least, all stealing charges begin with the threat of some jail time and/or rather hefty fines. To get the best possible result, it is important that a person charged with stealing/shoplifting contact an experienced attorney immediately. Charges can be reduced that result in no jail time and keep the charges off your criminal record. Call us at Diekman & Leightner to get a consultation on such matters.

In addition, Diekman and Leightner has assisted numerous clients regarding charges Assault and Battery, Property Damage, among numerous other offenses.

Warrant Recalls

Diekman & Leightner assists clients in quickly recalling active and outstanding warrants for their arrest stemming from any number of legal predicaments. Once set aside and recalled, Diekman & Leightner will work to resolve the underlying charges in a timely and professional manner.


After a person is arrested, the record of their arrest may adversely affect a person’s employment, child custody, professional licensing, in addition to several other aspects of a person’s life. There are recent changes in the law, expanding the potential for expungement of offenses from a person’s arrest record. Diekman and Leightner is willing to review your particular arrest record and Driving Record with you to ascertain whether there are options under these laws that may benefit you. Additionally, Diekman and Leightner are experienced in purging a Driver’s Record to remove driving offenses which can translate into an individual saving money monthly in automobile insurance.