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Case Results
  • July 2018- Jefferson County: DWI – Drug Intoxication Class B. Misdemeanor

    Result: Dismissed
  • August 2018- St. Francois County: Burglary 1st Degree | Class B Felony

    Result: Dismissed
  • September 2018- St. Francois County: Assault 2nd Degree – DWI Class C Felony

    Result: Dismissed
  • December 2018- St. Louis City: Possession of Controlled Substance x4 Class D Felony

    Result: Dismissed
  • December 2018- Wayne County: Possession of Controlled Substance | Class D Felony

    Result: Dismissed
  • January 2019- St. Louis County: Possession of Controlled Substance | Class D Felony

    Result: Dismissed
  • March 2019- Jefferson County: Domestic Assault 4th Degree | Class A Misdemeanor

    Result: Dismissed
  • St. Louis County- 3rd Motion to Revoke

    Result: Probation Complete
  • April 2019 St. Charles Jurisdiction- Domestic Violence Charge

    Result: Dismissed Class A Misdemeanor
  • April 2019- St. Charles/ Multiple Felony Probation Violations

    Result: Successful Discharge

The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results have been provided. All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or other with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client's case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Client Testimonial

  • 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…

    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 beRead More ...
    Anthony
  • 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!

    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 thatRead More ...
    Mike
  • 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

    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 foughtRead More ...
    The Best!
  • 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

    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 expectingRead More ...
    Brittany
  • 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!

    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 IRead More ...
    Christopher
  • Karie went to bat for me multiple times, when I was in and out of my addiction. When I was finally ready to get clean she was there to vouch for me. I faced multiple felony charges, and got off on probation and other charges I got dismissed. Shes the best lawyer I ever had and she cares so deeply its not even funny.

    Karie went to bat for me multiple times, when I was in and out of my addiction. When I was finally ready to get clean she was there to vouch for me. I faced multiple felony charges, and got off on probation and other charges I got dismissed. Shes the best lawyer I ever had and she cares so deeply its not even funny.
    Amber
  • I absconded from probation for 6 years and had 2 felony warrants for probation violations and 1 for felony possesion of a controlled substance. I stopped reporting to probation and parole in 2012 after coming home from a 120 treatment. I was in aftercare and the paw warrant went active I didnt want to go back to jail after just getting home. While I was on the run I got into recovery from heroin and felt it was time to move on with my life. After close to six years of running I decided it was time to deal with my past. In march of 2017 I surrendered myself to St Louis County. When I first met Karie Pennington at st louis county jail in an attorney visit through bulletproof glass, I told her there was most likely nothing she could do to help me other than speeding my possesion case up and getting me to prison as fast as possible. I was facing my 7 year back up and wanted to do my time in DOC and not in a county jail. Her words to me were ” I have looked at your cases and I believe I can help you if you have a little faith and trust me”. So I did just that. Karie got my probation dismissed on my 7 year sentence in st louis county. She won my possesion case outright in the prelim and secured my recognizance release from franklin county on the child support. The prosectutor in franklin really wanted me to do prison time even though I have been paying support. Up until my court date I thought i would be going to prison. Karrie found a clerical error in my file where my sentencing judgement was actually in someone elses name( a dead guys no less) I kid you not. She filed a motion to discharge me from probation and 2 days later the prosecutor consented to the motion to discharge. Thank you Karrie I owe you more than just my freedom, you have given me the chance to see my grandchild born in january. I highly recommend Karrie for any case you may have. She completely believes in what she does and will fight tooth and nail to secure the best possible outcome for you.

    I absconded from probation for 6 years and had 2 felony warrants for probation violations and 1 for felony possesion of a controlled substance. I stopped reporting to probation and parole in 2012 after coming home from a 120 treatment. I was in aftercare and the paw warrant went active I didnt want to go back to jail after just getting home. While I was on the run I got into recovery from heroin andRead More ...
    Steve
  • 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 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. Thank you Karie Pennington for fighting for the little guys…

    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 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 toRead More ...
    Anthony
  • Karrie was awesome! Unfortunately I suffered from an addiction and got into some trouble because of it. Karrie 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!

    Karrie was awesome! Unfortunately I suffered from an addiction and got into some trouble because of it. Karrie 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 thatRead More ...
    Mike
  • 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!!

    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 foughtRead More ...
    Joan
  • 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!

    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 expectingRead More ...
    Brittany
  • Karie saved my life. I was being accused of something that I was actually the victim of and she was able to save me. I now can pursue my career in social work as well as live my life free of a criminal record. All because of my wonderful attorney!! Karie I just want to say thank you so much for all you do for us!! Your wonderful and truly a great attorney!!

    Karie saved my life. I was being accused of something that I was actually the victim of and she was able to save me. I now can pursue my career in social work as well as live my life free of a criminal record. All because of my wonderful attorney!! Karie I just want to say thank you so much for all you do for us!! Your wonderful and truly a great attorney!!
    Trista
  • 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.

    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 theRead More ...
    Jeff
  • 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……….

    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 theRead More ...
    randy
  • I am a recovering addict on probation and parole. Part of my recovery is healing the wreckage of my past. And it has been a painstakingly long process. Since I met Karie, she has not only supported me in my journey, she has saved me from jail time and done her very best in court and out of court to help the courts realize that people DO change and prison isn’t always the answer. She is caring, attentive and a true go-getter. This alone sets her apart from the rest.

    I am a recovering addict on probation and parole. Part of my recovery is healing the wreckage of my past. And it has been a painstakingly long process. Since I met Karie, she has not only supported me in my journey, she has saved me from jail time and done her very best in court and out of court to help the courts realize that people DO change and prison isn’t always the answer. SheRead More ...
    Christie
  • 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!

    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 IRead More ...
    Christopher
  • I have used Karie about five different times in the last year. She has always gone out of her way to make sure MY case is her TOP priority. (I’m sure everyone thinks this!). Karie is such a go-getter and so energetic and ready to take on any challenge put before her. On one of my cases she went against one of the most nationally well known firms and she did not flinch! We won! In fact, Karie has won every case she has worked for me. Yes, I would recommend her!

    I have used Karie about five different times in the last year. She has always gone out of her way to make sure MY case is her TOP priority. (I’m sure everyone thinks this!). Karie is such a go-getter and so energetic and ready to take on any challenge put before her. On one of my cases she went against one of the most nationally well known firms and she did not flinch! We won!Read More ...
    anonymous
  • Amazing. Keeps you informed and up to date. Has gotten me out of so much trouble and always gets me the best deals. Every case of mine she has worked has been amended and least amount of fines possible. Will go far and beyond for her clients and actually cares about each one. I can tell this is more than bussiness. She handles my cases as if it was her own. I recommend her before any one else and wouldnt go through any other firm. Thanks karie!

    Amazing. Keeps you informed and up to date. Has gotten me out of so much trouble and always gets me the best deals. Every case of mine she has worked has been amended and least amount of fines possible. Will go far and beyond for her clients and actually cares about each one. I can tell this is more than bussiness. She handles my cases as if it was her own. I recommend her beforeRead More ...
    brandon
  • I had some issues with Missouri Baptist Medical Hospital at the end of my mother’s life. My mother was terminal and had undergone some very dangerous, and ultimately futile heart surgeries when she was already terminal from end stage COPD. After the surgeries the hospital put her through a month of terrible procedures that prolonged her suffering needlessly. The time came to put an end to her suffering. This process was long and difficult, to put it mildly, and in the end the hospital really started to give me problems and make the decision bestowed on me much harder than it already was. I was near a breaking point holding the family together through this process, while having to be the primary decision maker, and having the doctors hound me about worrying about their own liability issues. The doctors kept trying to drag the process out, and it was putting an enormous amount of stress on me and my family as they were not respecting our decision. Karie came to my rescue. She put the doctors and those causing me grief in their place with one phone call, and that allowed me to spend my final day with my mom and family in peace. Words can’t express how much this meant to me. Lawyers get a bad wrap as being dishonest and only caring about their bottom line. I can assure you 100% that Karie is not like that at all. I have known her since 2001 and if you ever need a compassionate, passionate, caring human being to handle your legal needs, she is the one. This goes way beyond a recommendation. This comes from my heart and soul. Thank you Karie for being there for me when I needed it the most.

    I had some issues with Missouri Baptist Medical Hospital at the end of my mother’s life. My mother was terminal and had undergone some very dangerous, and ultimately futile heart surgeries when she was already terminal from end stage COPD. After the surgeries the hospital put her through a month of terrible procedures that prolonged her suffering needlessly. The time came to put an end to her suffering. This process was long and difficult, toRead More ...
    Dr. Jason Ciaramitaro
  • 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 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…

    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 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 toRead More ...
    Underdogs can win
  • 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!

     

    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 thatRead More ...
    Mike W.
  • Karie Cares should be her slogan. She got things done for me as easily as possible. She made everything easy even with me being out of state. I am grateful for her help. Highly recommend her.

    Karie Cares should be her slogan. She got things done for me as easily as possible. She made everything easy even with me being out of state. I am grateful for her help. Highly recommend her.
    Billie B.
  • I hired Karie to handle a case that had taken me off my probation and placed me on parole. It was felony number 8 for me and wasn’t resolved before DOC granted my parole…so instead of going home I was released to jail. I posted bond and contacted Karie. I’d heard of her through my 12 step and support group network. I thoroughly believe she was a gift to me from working my program. If you are serious about getting your life straight,this woman is gifted to help you. I believe her wisdom and accurate judgement of a person’s character guide her to those who seem like a lost cause in the systems eyes, and those who are sincerely ready to be the success story the world needs to see more of. She managed to pull no less than a miracle out of a blind plea with my judge…granting this 7 time convicted felon SIS probation ran concurrent with her parole in about an eight month time frame…start to finish…at a very manageable price/plan. I know being proactive in my own life and recovery ultimately played a co starring role with her. She’s truly amazed me and it’s a joy to finally know an attorney with the passion,understanding and work ethic you rarely see anymore. I highly recommend her, but only if you’re serious about finally shining😉

    I hired Karie to handle a case that had taken me off my probation and placed me on parole. It was felony number 8 for me and wasn’t resolved before DOC granted my parole…so instead of going home I was released to jail. I posted bond and contacted Karie. I’d heard of her through my 12 step and support group network. I thoroughly believe she was a gift to me from working my program. IfRead More ...
    Jennifer R.
  • Karie Pennington LOVES her job. How many people can wake up and say that? She cares about MY LIFE– about ME. She sees a broken justice system taking advantage of the weak and less fortunate, swallowing people whole, and has dedicated herself to saving us. She is literally SAVING LIVES from a failing system. She says it is her “calling.” She realizes that we are not all bad people, that we’ve made bad choices and ended up in even worse situations. She will do whatever it takes to keep you from falling through the cracks and getting lost in that system.

    I met Karie as I was being released from Prison with a pending felony. She not only made sure I go to go home that day, she got me probation without jail time.

    Most recently, she’s fought Probation and Parole over a violation that was carelessly written, threatening to put me back in prison for over 3 YEARS, and WON. She got me a recog bond on a capias warrant! For those of you who know what a challenge that is…. she did it!!

    She is different because she loves her job and she loves making a difference in people’s lives. She recognizes that our current justice system is horribly broken and not designed to give people a chance to change. She believes I still deserve a chance at life despite my past. And she fought for me. Nothing gets past her. She made me realize that my past does NOT have to ruin my future. She has changed my life.

    She fought for me, and in turn allowed me to again fight for myself.

    Karie Pennington LOVES her job. How many people can wake up and say that? She cares about MY LIFE– about ME. She sees a broken justice system taking advantage of the weak and less fortunate, swallowing people whole, and has dedicated herself to saving us. She is literally SAVING LIVES from a failing system. She says it is her “calling.” She realizes that we are not all bad people, that we’ve made bad choices andRead More ...
    Christina S.

St. Louis Attorney For Burglary Charges

Burglary is a type of theft crime that involves the invasion of property for theft or other felonies,st-louis-burglary-arrest
and is poorly tolerated in the State of Missouri.

Common burglary crimes include but are not limited to:

  • Residential burglary or home invasion burglary
  • Vehicle burglary
  • Commercial burglary
  • Burglary committed with a deadly weapon or firearm

Fines And Penalties For Burglary Charges In St. Louis

If you are charged and convicted with burglary either alone or with other charges, you could face:

  • Hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of fines
  • Jail or prison time
  • Property forfeiture
  • Restitution
  • Probation

What Should You Do If You Were Arrested For Burglary In St. Louis

If you have been accused of burglary, your first step should be to contact a qualified, professional criminal defense attorney who will St-louis-burglaryaggressively defend your rights under Missouri law. I have worked with numerous clients who have been accused of burglary and understand the tactics that the prosecution will likely attempt to use against you. I have developed creative defenses to combat those tactics and have a proven track record of success. When you consult with me, you can be confident that I will leave nothing to chance.

Get Ahead Of Your Burglary Charges – Get Help Now

I am dedicated to using my skills, resources, and expertise to do everything I can to keep you out of jail and where you belong – at home with your family. Don’t let burglary charges threaten to take everything from you. Instead, fight them aggressively with a creative thinking criminal defense attorney at your side.

Contact me today for a consultation. I am ready to fight for you. 314-681-9000

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