2974 East Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804
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Federal Charges

Handled differently than state charges, it is vital that you count on attorneys experienced in handling these complex criminal cases.
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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault crimes are very serious cases. Both Joe and Dee have countless hours handling these sensitive cases.
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Drug Charges

When faced with drug related charges it is important to know your rights and have a lawyer that is an EXPERT in this field at your defense.
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DUI Charges

Dee and Joe both have many years of combined experience in dealing with alcohol related offenses, specifically DUI charges.
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Guest Lectures

Named among Missouri's "super lawyers" by Super Lawyers magazine, both Joe and Dee share their winning tips in their lecture series.
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Expert Criminal Defense Attorneys

This site will give you insight into the legal processes carried out by the firm.

The Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise is a widely respected criminal defense practice which has represented adults and juveniles throughout the states of Missouri and Arkansas as well as surrounding states. We can help you make sense of all criminal charges that may come against you: from misdemeanor DWI to murder and other serious felonies.

Our firm has specific expertise handling federal charges, serious gun and drug charges, murder, fraud, white collar crimes and sex crimes. We also have extensive experience in more common offenses such as, DUI/DWI, drug possession, domestic violence, violation of probation, burglary and theft offenses.

News with Missouri State Law regarding Expungement

Many of our clients were convicted of crimes years ago, and to this day, the consequences follow them. Sometimes this comes in the form of a denied job, other times it is simply a rain cloud of guilt that appears when they have to share a past offense for legal purposes.

We understand that mistakes happen.  Missouri’s various expungement laws may now provide options to remove these mistakes from your record.

Previously, it was only possible to expunge a conviction or plea of guilty for first offense DUIs and certain alcohol offenses for minors [such as a Minor in Possession/ MIP] or under extreme circumstances, it was also possible to expunge an arrest. However, it was not possible to expunge other offenses. 

On August 28, 2012 the Missouri legislature passed RSMo. § 610.140 which expanded the number of crimes that could be expunged including felonies and misdemeanors relating to passing bad checks, fraudulent uses of credit cards, certain offenses regarding damage to property, trespassing, gambling, public drunkenness and others involving peace disturbances

Whether a prior DUI, MIP or some other offense haunts your past, we can help you protect your future by sharing options available to you under this revised law.

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This site presents general information only and any information you obtain here is not intended as legal advice. Please call our office to set up an appointment to discuss your case.  

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Joseph S. Passanise has recognized by as the 2014-15 Springfield, MO Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year."line break


Joseph S. Passanise has been awarded 10 Best of 2014 from the American Institue of DUI/DWI Attorneys. line break


Joseph S. Passanise has been given a 10.0 Superb rating AVVO online legal review in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI and Federal Crime.line break


Joseph S. Passanise has been elected a fellow in the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL). line break


The Law Offices of Dee Wampler and Joseph Passanise was selected to the 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
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The Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded Joseph S. Passanise the distinguished Charles M. Shaw Trial Advocacy awardline break

© 2014 Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph Passanise
Criminal Defense Attorneys handling white collar cases in Springfield, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri
as well as Arkansas and surrounding states. Case expertise with DWI, Sexual Assault, Federal Charges Felony, Capital Murder, Burglary, and Drug charges.
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