Traffic & Criminal Defense

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Cape Girardeau, MO

The attorneys at Layton & Southard, LLC are here to fight for our clients in every stage of criminal matters regardless of the severity of the charge. We will work hard to help our clients resolve disputes, or defend themselves in a criminal matter, and we work hard to make sure any questions that arise are handled correctly. Our lawyers understand that traffic offenses can be expensive and that facing criminal charges can be intimidating. Contact the firm to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys today. We'll talk about the details involved in your case.
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Protect your rights

To understand criminal defense, it's important to become familiar with the different levels of courts and what sorts of cases they process. Criminal defense can take place in:
  • Municipal courts - These courts handle violations of local ordinances.
  • State courts - Cases handled in a state court range in gravity from traffic violations to serious felonies.
  • Federal courts - Indictments by a grand jury alleging violation of federal law are processed in federal courts.
No matter what criminal situation you are facing, Layton & Southard, LLC will see to it that you receive the best defense that we can provide for you.


The following members of our team are trained and qualified to defend against traffic violations and criminal allegations::

Areas of Practice:

  • Probation Violations
  • Theft
  • Assault
  • Speeding/Traffic
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • Vehicular Crimes
  • Weapon Charges
  • Domestic Violence

For an initial consult, call (573) 335-3359 today!

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