Federal Cases

Whether you have been arrested or charged with a criminal violation, the choices you make at this time can affect your life long after your legal matter is resolved.
At Wampler & Passanise, our lawyers understand what’s on the line: your freedom, your reputation and your constitutional rights.

Federal Cases

Successfully defending federal charges requires attorneys that understand the federal justice system, supported by a team that can handle complicated criminal proceedings. Federal cases have their own rules and a unique set of sentencing guidelines.

The stakes for those charged couldn’t be higher. Convictions for federal crimes can result in prison time, hefty fines, and a permanent criminal record. At Wampler & Passanise, our record of success speaks for itself.

Joseph S. Passanise has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 16 years (2007-Present) in the practice areas of criminal defense, white-collar crimes, and DUI defense and as Springfield Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: General Practice (2021). He was Springfield Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar (2022). Thompson Reuters has recognized him as a top Super Lawyer for 18 years in Missouri and Kansas.

Associate Attorney Taylon Sumners was recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Criminal Defense: White Collar and was named to the Up-and-Coming category by Missouri Lawyers in 2022. She was recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 in Missouri by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2021 and a Trusted Advisor by the Springfield Business Journal. She has been the recipient of AVVO’s Client Choice Award since 2021.

Wampler & Passanise defends the rights of those charged with federal crimes, including white-collar and sexual offenses. Best Lawyers has recognized the firm for more than 14 years (2010-Present) for excellence in criminal defense.


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