Attorney Joe Allen

Your Defense. Your Lawyer.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Branson

17+ Years of Experience Defending Clients Throughout the Ozarks

After an arrest, you may be uncertain about your future and worried about potential jail time or other consequences. No matter what you are accused of, your top priority is to enlist the services of a skilled criminal defense lawyer like our trustworthy legal team at Ozark Mountain Attorney

Being arrested does not mean you are a criminal because you haven’t been convicted yet. With us by your side, we will defend you aggressively to drop the charges or reduce the penalties.

Our Branson criminal defense lawyers can handle every aspect of your case. Led by our founding attorney, Joe Allen, we pride ourselves on knowing the law and possessing the determination and sophistication to deliver satisfactory results for our clients. 

We have extensive trial experience and are not afraid to back down from defending you in court if it comes to that. We will use our keen insight and strategic planning to ensure you have the strongest defense possible.

Accused of a crime in the Ozarks? Contact Ozark Mountain Attorney at (417) 216-6563 or complete our online contact form to request an initial consultation. Se habla español.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Some of the criminal defense cases we handle include:

A Personal Message from Attorney Joe Allen

“I was once told by a mentor that not all people charged with crimes are criminals.  This valuable lesson has been confirmed through my years in private practice.  Many people make mistakes for a number of reasons.  

I take pride in my efforts not only to defend the accused, but to also assist clients in getting professional help for any problems that may be the root of their troubles.  I work hard to maintain a professional reputation with prosecutors and judges and have proven my willingness and ability to effectively litigate and negotiate any matter of criminal defense.  

In 2010, I helped two clients who were charged with sex crimes receive unanimous not-guilty verdicts in back-to-back weeks.  These trials gained notoriety with a front-page story in the statewide publication Missouri Lawyers Weekly.”

What Is a Criminal Conviction?

If you are someone who has never been in trouble with the law before, you may be unfamiliar with what convictions are and the impact of receiving one. A criminal conviction, or being convicted of a crime, means that you were formally found guilty in court either by a judge or jury.

What Are the Penalties for Criminal Convictions?

Being convicted lends potentially heavy consequences, such as: 

  • Jail time or a prison sentence
  • Costly fines
  • Probation
  • Other penalties 

Additional Consequences for Criminal Convictions

Receiving a conviction goes on your criminal record and can make it difficult for you to:

  • Earn gainful employment
  • Be approved for a house
  • Qualify for financial aid or a business loan
  • And more

No matter what you are being charged with, you do not want to ruin your reputation with a conviction. By hiring us to be your Ozark criminal defense lawyer, we will fight back against the charges to clear your name and preserve your freedom and future. 

What We Can Do as Your Branson Criminal Defense Attorney

The beauty of the American justice system is that we are all innocent until proven guilty, but often the odds are stacked against a defendant when it comes to fighting the charges against the prosecutor. Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side will prove to be highly valuable. 

As your attorney, we understand the system, we know the law, and know what it takes to level the playing field and help your chances of securing a dismissal or lessening the penalties so you can come out of this experience with your head held high. 

Some of the ways we can protect your rights and interests are:

  • Investigating the charges against you
  • Scrutinizing the arrest and its merits/validity
  • Analyzing the conduct of the arresting officer
  • Being your advocate against the prosecution
  • Strategizing your defense
  • Representing you at trial
  • Advising you on decisions to make throughout the process

Take Your Criminal Case Seriously by Hiring Ozark Mountain Attorney

If you have been recently arrested and charged with a crime, you may be stressed out and frightened about your future. The decisions that you make following an arrest can affect the rest of your life so you can’t afford to take things lightly and hope for the best. 

You have to act quickly to protect yourself against the justice system that will not take it easy on you. We’re here to help. Our lawyers will discuss your situation with you, listen to your side, and quickly begin to develop a strategy to defend against the charges. 

Our team knows what it takes to build and present a compelling case and has a proven track record of success representing numerous clients over the years. We will aggressively investigate the charges against you and work tirelessly to have your charges dismissed or reduced. 

Many law firms avoid cases that are too challenging, but we thrive on them. No matter how complex your situation is, when you allow us to fight for you, you can have peace of mind that you are getting an experienced team with skills and determination on your side.

Discuss your case today with a Branson criminal defense attorney by dialing (417) 216-6563 or completing our online form to request a consultation.


  • "We are very pleased with the work he's done and his rates are very reasonable."
  • "He dropped what he was doing to pick up my case in short notice and I will definitely use him again if I need an attorney."