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Criminal Law

If you or someone close to you has been arrested or charged with a criminal offense, or anticipates being charged, you probably have a lot of questions and may need the legal services of an experienced criminal law attorney.  Ford, Parshall & Baker provides criminal defense services for offenses that include:

  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • Felony Charges
  • Minor in Possession
  • D.U.I.  / D.W.I.
  • Alcohol and Substance-Related Offenses
  • Traffic Violations
  • Local Ordinance Violations

Facing Possible Criminal Charges is a Terrifying Consideration

Being charged with a criminal offense can have negative consequences on your and your family’s lives.  If you need representation on a criminal matter in Mid-Missouri, we can help.  FPB criminal defense attorney Michael R. Whitworth is a well-respected attorney with over 25 years of experience.  He represents clients in county circuit courts, as well as municipal city courts, in Boone County, Callaway County, Audrain County, Cooper County and other nearby areas. 

Criminal charges are serious matters that should be addressed immediately.  Don’t wait to contact Michael R. Whitworth at 573-441-5555 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.  He provides clients with criminal defense services that include:

  • Working with prosecutors to try to resolve matters before charges are filed
  • Defending clients during investigations and interviews
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Preparing clients for trial
  • Evaluating evidence and working with prosecutors on reducing charges
Our Office
  • Columbia Office
    3210 Bluff Creek Drive
    Columbia, Missouri 65201-3525
    Phone: 573-449-2613
    Fax: 573-875-8154
FPB NEWS
  • "Ford Parshall & Baker congratulates the attorneys listed in the 2014 publication of Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers: Hamp Ford was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense, Jeff Parshall was named as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Litigation Defense, and Emily Little and Josh Devine were named as Rising Stars in the area of Civil Litigation Defense."

  • "On behalf of the Missouri Insurance Coalition and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, Jill Jackson authored an Amicus brief in a pending Missouri Supreme Court case, Dutton v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company. July 2014.Ford Parshall & Baker welcomed Clayton Thompson as an associate attorney. June 2014."

  • "Hamp Ford and Jill Jackson won a declaratory judgment holding that an insurance policy was not ambiguous regarding the identity of the named insured, and the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Columbia Mutual Insurance Company v. Grain Bin Supply Company et al., (Per Curium Order, May 13, 2014)."

  • "Jill Jackson moderated a continuing legal education seminar with a panel of judges from several of Missouri's judicial circuits. April 2014.Jeff Parshall and Michael Robertson won an appeal for their client in Executive Board of Missouri Baptist Convention v. Windermere Baptist Conference Center, Inc. et al., 430 S.W.3d 274 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014). "

  • "The Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of Ford, Parshall & Baker's client enforcing a mechanic’s lien on a condominium construction project at the Lake of the Ozarks. Grau Contracting, Inc. v. Captiva Lake Investments, LLC, 429 S.W.3d 472 (Mo.App. S.D. 2014)."