St. Louis Criminal Defense
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I am a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer serving the St. Louis area in state, local and federal court as well as surrounding areas including eastern Missouri from Marion County down to the Bootheel for more serious charges. Since 1994, I have represented many in complex and serious criminal charges. I practice throughout the state on serious criminal offenses including drug charges, sex offenses, child pornography, assault, murder, theft, armed criminal action, gun charges, probation violations, felony DWI, DWI manslaughter, and more. I am licensed in both state and federal court. I have an exemplary track record of trial victories and favorable plea bargains that have earned me the respect of judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys. If you or a loved one is facing a serious criminal charge, call me at (314) 456-4567 to discuss. I appreciate your consideration.
Richard R. Lozano
Attorney at Law
231 S. Bemiston, Ste 800
St. Louis, Missouri 63105
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Call (314) 456-4567 for a free, immediate consultation. Richard R. Lozano represents those charged with serious crimes throughout the St. Louis, Missouri area and surrounding counties including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, and more. Drug charges, sex crimes, robber, assault, theft, murder, assault, armed criminal action, DWI, and other serious felonies.
Not Guilty Jury Verdict, August 2017 A St. Louis City jury acquitted a man accused of two counts of first degree sodomy. A woman waited 10 years to accuse the man of sodomy and the St. Louis sex offense detective testified that he spent five minutes interviewing the alleged victim. The defendant was subsequently charged and exposed to up to two life sentences. Although her story changed significantly on multiple occasions and those changers were known to law enforcement, no follow up interview was conducted. Despite this, the St. Louis City circuit attorney’s office insisted on prosecuting the case. The jury deliberated just long enough to get a cup of coffee (literally 30 minutes) and returned a not guilty verdict. Richard Lozano and Anthony Muhlenkamp represented the defendant.
$220,000 Federal Embezzlement Case: Probation A St. Louis federal judge sentenced a 35 year old Fenton woman to probation after pleading guilty to stealing approximately $220,000 from her former employer. Federal sentencing guidelines called for up to three years in prison. Richard Lozano represented the defendant.
First Degree Sodomy Dismissed A rural Missouri prosecutor dismissed all charges prior to preliminary hearing after discussions with defense counsel. The defendant faced up to life in prison. Richard Lozano represented the defendant.
DWI Not Guilty A St. Louis County man was found not guilty after a bench trial. On cross examination, defense counsel demonstrated that the investigating officer had little to no evidence of intoxication and was, instead, retaliating against the defendant for what the officer considered to be uncooperative behavior. Richard Lozano represented the defendant.
Four Felony Count Case Dismissed A judge refused to bind over two of four counts in an alleged assault case in St. Francois County, Missouri. The remaining two counts were dismissed by agreement with the prosecuting attorney. The defendant had been accused of pointing a shotgun in a threatening manner at a neighbor and then resisting arrest. At preliminary hearing, the judge dismissed the counts of endangering the welfare of a child and armed criminal action because it was proven that the child was far away and at a right angle to the alleged incident and was never in danger. The remaining two counts were dismissed voluntarily by the State due to lack of evidence. Richard Lozano represented the defendant.
Motion to Suppress Granted A Marion County circuit judge granted defendant’s motion to suppress. Defendant was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speeding. The stop was delayed unnecessarily in order for the deputy, who admitted to not having reasonable suspicion that any criminal activity was occurring, to call for the K-9 unit. A subsequent search revealed alleged drugs and paraphernalia. Defendant moved to suppress the evidence due to the detention and subsequent search as being unlawful. Defendant’s motion was granted. Richard Lozano represented the defendant.
Agreement Reached on Principia Hazing Charges One of three defendants in the alleged Principia hazing incident plead guilty to misdemeanor assault charges. Attorney Richard Lozano represented the defendant in St. Louis County and reached the agreement after several months of negotiations with the St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s office. The remaining two co-defendants face multiple felony sex charges.
Lozano on KMOX Attorney Richard Lozano was interviewed on KMOX in St. Louis regarding the defense of property. KMOX explored property owner rights in light of rioting in Ferguson.
Lozano in the Washington Post Attorney Richard Lozano was interviewed by the Washington Post regarding a lawsuit brought by his client against the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department for excessive use of force against a 12 year old boy.
Richard Lozano Selected a Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney for 2015 by ASLA Richard Lozano selected as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Missouri by the American Society of Legal Advocates. ASLA is an invitation-only legal society that strives to limit its membership to the top 1.5% of attorneys in the nation.
Charges Refused in Child Molestation Investigation A St. Louis County man accused of child molestation will not face charges, Lozano announced. The accusations stem from a questionable hotline through an elementary school. An investigation concluded that no evidence existed to support the accusations.
Felony Reduced to Misdemeanor Felony charges of assault on law enforcement were reduced to a misdemeanor for a man accused of driving his personal watercraft at a Missouri highway patrolman on the Meramec River. Depositions revealed evidentiary and credibility issues with the State’s witness.