Quality legal representation at every turn.

Dedicated Saint Joseph Criminal Defense Lawyer

Dedicated. Trustworthy. Efficient.

The Miranda Rights tell you that you have the right to an attorney, and with Brage & Bolander, P.C., our lawyers defend you with those three qualities they know best. Whether you’re struggling with criminal charges or simply overwhelmed with the intricacies of the legal system, our team of experts can overcome any obstacle by providing you with the highest standards in protecting your civil rights in the St. Joseph, Missouri area.

We fight for you—that’s basically it. Brage & Bolander, P.C. is passionate about representing you to the best of our ability in the court of law. Put our expertise as your Saint Joseph Criminal Defense Lawyer to the test by simply getting touch with us through our no-frills online contact form or giving us a call at 816-232-1776. Better yet, because our strength lies in personally being with you throughout the whole case, come visit us at our convenient law offices in St. Joseph, MO.

Our proven track record and commitment to excellence can be seen in proud Missouri-born John Brage who has represented clients in various criminal matters in 15 counties all over Missouri, while David Bolander has been offering “hope for a more secure and stable future” for clients since 1997. Our opportunity to work together includes cases such as:


Criminal Defense

Nothing can disrupt an ordinary life more than being charged with a crime. Because your peace of mind is our business, Brage Law Offices, P.C. goes head to head with the prosecution in order to ensure that you and your rights are well-protected. From whether or not the State can prove its charge to matters of police violation, Brage Law Offices, P.C. takes on the big boys to proactively solve these issues for you.  

Divorce and Child Custody

According to David Bolander, “Every day I see families being torn apart by separation, divorce, addictions, and abuse. Children suffer long term effects from these situations. As an attorney, I try to minimize the negative effects on the children, bring families together when possible, and provide permanent, positive solutions.” At Brage Law Offices, P.C., we are passionate about the quality of family life for fellow St. Joseph, MO community members. Rest assured that your domestic issues are in good hands.  

Personal Injury

Remember that if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. No matter what the cause of injury in the St. Joseph, Missouri area is, whether it’s the other party’s neglect and carelessness or simply poor management, let Brage Law Offices, P.C. make sure that everything is fully accounted for.    

Other St. Joseph, MO Criminal Defense Areas

Brage & Bolander, P.C. offers criminal defense in other common legal areas as well, which include:
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Controlled Substances
  • Possession of Controlled Substances with Intent to Distribute
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Non-Payment of Child Support
  • Robbery, Burglary, Forgery, Theft, Fraud, Gun Crimes
  • Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Assault
  • Liquor Law Violations
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • Probation Violations
  • Peace Disturbance

Other Areas of Practice

The dissolution of a marriage can involve dozens of legal issues. How will the property be divided? Where will the children live? How will they be supported? These are just a few of the most basic questions that people often have when they are faced with a divorce. The stress that is created by the breakup of the family is too often made worse by all the uncertainty about the road ahead.

At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with the answers they need at this stressful time. Experience has shown us that when a client understands what is being done, and why it is being done, their stress level goes down and they are better able to help us achieve the best possible result. Our clients are why we are here. We give them answers and guidance so they can make the most informed decisions possible about their future and the future of their children.

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No one ever plans to get hurt on the job, but it happens. When it does, you may find yourself facing a number of important issues. How can I pay my bills if I can't work? Who will pay for my medical treatment? Can I be fired? What if I never get back to how I was before I got hurt?

Employers and their insurance companies handle worker's compensation claims all the time. An injured employee probably has never had a worker's compensation claim. Without the assistance of an experienced worker's compensation attorney, an injured employee is at a huge disadvantage. Let the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. put their experience to work for you so you can obtain all of the benefits you are entitled to under the law. Our fee is based on a percentage of the benefits we recover for you. If you don't get paid, we don't get paid.

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Most people think it will never happen to them. One day they are going about their business when suddenly they are involved in some sort of accident that results in a personal injury. Now they have medical bills, lost wages, and a decreased ability to enjoy the activities of life they once did. The accident could have been caused by a careless driver, an unsafe walkway, or a machine or device that was poorly designed or maintained. Regardless, now the injured party needs experienced representation to make sure that the careless party and his insurance company are held fully accountable for everything that has been lost. Don't fight this battle by yourself. Let the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. fight it with you. Our fee is based on a percentage of the amount we recover for you.

If you don't get paid, we don't get paid.

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An individual's rights are never more endangered than they are when that person is charged with a crime. From the bonding process through the final disposition, the lawyers at Brage and Bolander, P.C. will work hard to insure that your rights are protected. Can the State prove its charge? Did the police violate your rights? Should you try to "make deal" or should you go to trial? All of these questions, and many more, will require answers. Let Brage and Bolander, P.C. help you find the answers that you need.

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Children need a permanent and stable home to thrive. Adoption can provide this stable home. There are several types of adoptions including step-parent adoptions, relative adoptions, agency adoptions, international adoptions, and private adoptions. It is important to have an experienced attorney guide you through the process. Brage and Bolander, P.C. provide the legal services necessary to initiate and finalize the adoption. Our office does not match children with prospective adoptive families, but we can make referrals to agencies that do.

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A guardianship can be established by the Court for a minor child or a disabled adult. For a child, a guardianship may be obtained when the natural parents are unable, unfit, or unwilling to take care of the child. For adults, a guardianship may be obtained for someone who is unable to manage his or her own affairs. Additionally, if there are financial issues, a conservatorship may also be needed. In some circumstances, it may be possible to set up a power of attorney without the involvement of the court. At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we are experienced in guardianship issues and can guide you and your loved ones through the process.

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Probate is the process of taking the property owned by a person who has died and transferring it to the heirs. The Probate Court oversees this process. Many people are intimidated by the Probate process, but with good legal guidance there is nothing to be feared. The process may take 6 months or longer to complete; however, depending on your situation, it may be possible to complete it sooner. At Brage and Bolander, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with the answers they need to get through this difficult time.

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It's been said that there are only two things certain in life-death and taxes. Neither one is something we like to think about; but, by establishing a will, trust and other estate planning documents, you can give yourself and your family peace of mind. Your estate plan will direct what will happen with your property and who will take care of your children upon your death. Everyone's situation is unique. It is important to consult with an attorney to discuss your particular needs. Let Brage and Bolander, P.C. provide you with the answers you need.

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    St. Joseph, MO 64501

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