Being charged and convicted of a crime can have serious, life changing consequences. Not only are you facing fines, community service and possible jail or prison time, you are also facing a permanent criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life. A criminal record will make it difficult for you to obtain employment, rent a house or apartment or even get approved for a home or auto loan.

You simply cannot afford to be convicted of a crime, no matter how minor it may seem. Even misdemeanor charges and seemingly insignificant charges like petty theft create a criminal record.

If you or a loved one have been accused of committing a crime or have been arrested, it is critical that you contact a certified, Missouri criminal defense attorney immediately. Do not make a statement, do not speak to the police. The most important thing is for you to consult with an attorney to determine the best strategy in your case.

When I consult with you, I begin investigating your case immediately. I will review all of the evidence in your case and build the best defense possible. I work with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf, and I am committed to the pursuit of every avenue of defense available in your case.

Consulting with a professional and aggressive attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. I will go the extra mile to defend your rights, freedoms and liberties. Don’t let criminal accusations destroy everything you’ve worked for. Call me today.

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Client Testimonials

The Underdog

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Posted by Anthony March 8, 2017

We all know that underdogs can win–that’s what the story of David and Goliath tells us. The story teaches us a lesson about facing giant problems or impossible situations and overcoming them. I have been a witness to this feat first hand. Karie took on a Goliath sized opponent in my defense, and like David, defeated him. This particular defeat, he will remember for a long time to come.

If we are not to be impressed by: money, degrees, followers and titles. But to be impressed by: kindness, integrity, humility and generosity. This is Karie And thanks for fighting for the little guys…


 Caring and Compassionate

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Posted by MikeJanuary 26, 2017 

Karie was awesome! Unfortunately I suffered from an addiction and got into some trouble because of it. Karie is a caring and compassionate person and understands how addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Through the case, I went to treatment and was able to get my life together. In a few days, I can say I’ve been clean and sober for a year! She could see that I was serious, and that I had changed into a better me. She emphasized this to the prosecuting attorney, and fought for probation as opposed to the three years the state was recommending. She understands that addiction is a disease and prison is not a treatment center. Because of her, I am now able to enjoy a free, clean and sober life! I am so greatful that she was able to represent me during this horrible time in my life! I am forever thankful! I would highly recommend her!


The Best!

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Posted by Joan

I can’t say enough about Karie. My son has been an addict for 20+ years – in and out of rehab – but always able to hold a job and care for his son. When he was suddenly faced with old charges that would have sent him to prison for several years, we were at a loss. I am so thankful that we found Karie. She immediately went to bat for my son and fought to keep him out of prison and to have him accepted instead into Drug Court. Karie never gave up. She was always professional, and I would highly recommend her. She truly cares about her clients! Thank you Karie from the bottom of my heart!! Joan


Passionate and Committed

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Posted by Brittany

My experience with Karie was unforgettable after-all when were looking for an attorney we are basically trusting our lives in their hands. Karie went above and beyond for me. She is very passionate and committed.! I trusted her 100%. Im in Recovery from drugs and alcohol she made it possible to have THREE felony drug charges dismissed after completing drug court. I was facing multiple years of prison. Now I am 8 Months clean expecting my first child and due to graduate Drug Court in December. I have a new life and it all started with hiring Karie. She set everything in motion to not only taking care of my legalities but getting me the help I needed! Karie is worth every penny! She did the impossible for me!  Brittany



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Posted by Jeff

Karie did a great job. I was facing multiple traffic tickets including a d.u.i. The court wanted me to pay more than $2000 dollars in fines and take the d.u.i charge. I don’t know how she did it but she got the d.u.i charge dropped to a careless and impeding driving also she got my fines reduced to less than $900 dollars. She really dose care about her clients and making sure you get the best defense possible. Great job.  Jeff



Amazing top notch lawyer

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Posted by randy

well karie has helped me more then i ever expected……she is very good at what she dose always keap me informed on what was going on.always did everything she said she would and then some…..i couldn’t of asked for anything more out of her she went above and beyond her job….came and got my outa jail in 6-8inches of snow on a holiday ….worked her but off even though she was sick and in the hospital…….i am so thankful for her and everything she has done for me……very very happy…..that’s again karie ur my one and only superhero of justice……….


Legal Representation that genuinely cares!

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Posted by Christopher

I have used Karie Pennington on multiple occasions. Every time I need her, she always goes above and beyond. She goes that extra mile and does not settle for just any recommendation a prosecutor gives. Karie has a passion for her clients and it makes all the difference! I have referred her to many friends, all of whom have been nothing short of ecstatic with her results. She will always be the first one I call when I need legal representation!

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