Criminal Defense

Have you been charged with a crime? Whether a felony or misdemeanor, you are probably concerned about the consequences that a conviction of any criminal charge will have on your life. Penalties can range from minor fines and community service all the way to a prison sentence, depending on the seriousness of your charge.

Stephen Paulus has over 20 years of experience protecting the freedom of the accused in Cuba, Missouri and the surrounding communities. Stephen’s criminal defense practice is comprehensive and includes defending offenses such as:

  • DUI
  • Drug Possession
  • Traffic Violations
  • Sexual Offenses, including Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Homicide

Stephen Paulus is a trial lawyer whose main goal is to protect his client’s interests in whatever way he can. He will advise and keep you informed on all negotiations with the prosecution. He will continue to educate during his time working with you, arming you with all of the information necessary to make decisions on how your case will proceed. Whether it be litigating your matter in court or negotiating a settlement out of court. Stephen is an attorney that is results-driving and will take necessary action to obtain the best possible results for your case.

Call today to begin preparing your defense

To begin preparing your defense, contact the Paulus Law Firm by phone (573-775-1400) or by email (