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Veterans Court in St. Louis

Creating programs and services that support our nation's veterans has long been a subject of concern throughout Missouri and the nation. For many years, our country has struggled with providing the right type of help to the many military men and women who have difficulty coping with civilian life after serving our country. As revealed through years of statistics, far too many veterans turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to deal with the stress and strain of combat. As it so often does for all types of people, substance abuse has led a number of our veterans into the criminal justice system.

To directly confront this issue, the St. Louis City Circuit Court has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create the Veterans Treatment Court. The Veterans Court offers various services, treatment, and mentorship from the VA to veterans who have been arrested for certain offenses – commonly drug possession. The purpose of the court is to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail and on the road to recovery.

Criminal Defense for Veterans

At The Hammer Law Firm, our St. Louis criminal defense lawyers are proud to represent the men and women who served our country. Our legal team – led by Attorneys Mark Hammer and Nicole Chiravollatti – has been helping an increasing number of clients who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are suffering from serious drug and alcohol problems because of PTSD and other combat-related conditions. The Veterans court is designed to help nonviolent veterans wipe the slate clean and get back on track, and we help our clients explore this option.

We offer discounts for clients who have served or continue to serve in the military. We also stay up-to-date with all of the resources available to them within the criminal justice system. Our attorneys believe that those who have sacrificed for our country should be treated with the utmost respect and dignity and we are committed to helping them!

If you or your loved one is a veteran and would like more information about Veterans Court and how The Hammer Law Firm can help, contact us for a FREE consultation.


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