Get to know Baldwin & Vernon

//Get to know Baldwin & Vernon

Get to know Baldwin & Vernon

The team at Baldwin & Vernon works tirelessly to fight for their clients on their behalf. Here are 3 of the firm’s verdicts and results and 6 facts about the Baldwin & Vernon team.

3 Baldwin & Vernon case examples

The team at Baldwin & Vernon has experience in criminal defense, employment discrimination, juvenile law, unemployment claims, traffic violations, immigration law, and personal injury cases. Here are 3 real case examples from the Baldwin & Vernon team.

Conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine

The client charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine. The defendant had been caught in a basement meth lab of a friend when the DEA served a search warrant. After 3 days of trial and an overnight deliberation, the jury returned with a verdict of not guilty.

Felony manslaughter

The client was charged with Class B felony manslaughter for causing the death of his best friend by crashing his truck while driving intoxicated. There were numerous evidentiary issues involving the timing and procedures, evidence from witnesses which supported his sobriety, and expert testimony regarding the poor design of the road and confusing nature of the lights. The state amended the charge to Class D felony involuntary manslaughter in the 2nd degree and my client pleaded guilty to criminal negligence by traveling too fast for the conditions, resulting in a death. The client was sentenced to only 2 years in prison. He served 1 year in prison and 1 on parole, and is now a successful contributing member of society.

Possession with intent to sell

The client from Colorado was driving on I-35 and was subjected to a traffic stop. After a canine search, the client was charged with possession with intent to sell marijuana and mushrooms. The case was resolved with a plea and sentencing hearing at which the court placed the client on probation.

6 facts about the Baldwin & Vernon team

The Baldwin & Vernon team consists of Kevin Baldwin (attorney), Eric Vernon (attorney), Sylvia Hernandez (associate attorney), and Wendi Bridges (paralegal). They work tirelessly every day to give a voice to the voiceless, to defend the rights of their clients, and to fight for justice. Here are some facts about the Baldwin & Vernon team.

In 2000, Eric Vernon was a member of the team of lawyers, law enforcement, probation officers, and treatment professionals who spent a year establishing the first drug court in Clay County. For the first 6 months to a year of the drug court’s operation, Vernon volunteered as the defense counsel for the treatment team.

Clay County Division 1 established a veterans treatment court on which Eric Vernon serves pro bono as defense counsel on the team. The court began taking in clients in the fall of 2014.

Eric Vernon was a former public defender. He spent 8 years of commissioned service afloat and ashore for the United States Coast Guard. He received the Navy Commendation Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Defense Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal during his service.

Kevin Baldwin was a former assistant prosecuting attorney and a former municipal judge. Kevin was named “Best Attorney in the Northland” in 2004 and “Super Lawyer” in 2014 and 2015.

Sylvia Hernandez is fluent in English and Spanish. She is experienced in Spanish translation and immigration proceedings.

Wendi Bridges was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Clay County for 10 years. She also received the award of Missouri Lawyers Weekly Unsung Hero in 2017.

Contact Baldwin & Vernon

No matter if you’re facing criminal charges or defending against discrimination or harassment, you have rights — rights that Baldwin & Vernon is dedicated to defending. Baldwin & Vernon works as a team to develop a deep understanding of you and your case, give you an honest assessment, and then develop a strategy, in order to reach the best possible outcome.

Call Baldwin & Vernon at (816) 842-1102 or email to get in touch with their team.

By | 2022-09-27T12:33:27-05:00 April 7th, 2020|Criminal Law|Comments Off on Get to know Baldwin & Vernon

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