Commerce, Missouri Criminal Lawyers
I have extensive trial experience with more than 200 trials, including dozens of jury trials, and have not lost a trial in over 10 years. I enjoy mentoring and training other lawyers in trial skills - those on the team at Benjamin Law Firm in addition to lawyers across...
Family law matters include divorces, changing or modifying custody orders, child support issues, child custody issues, and paternity actions. Kristen helps her clients be prepared for the legal issues that come during emotional times when family dynamics are changing.
Animal matters are an area of law that is growing. Pet owners find themselves facing fines and possible jail time. If you're a pet owner and find yourself facing some sort of legal problem,...
Brandon obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was an Editor on the Kansas Law Review, a top 10% graduate, a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several Business Law classes, and a National Moot Court winner. He also participated in various volunteer legal assistance and tax programs, and received numerous CALI...
I am dedicated to aggressively representing and defending people charged with drunk driving in Missouri and seeking justice through trial by jury when necessary.
In addition to drunk driving charges, I can help you on vast array of legal issues including criminal charges, traffic tickets, family law matters and personal injury. Call or email me today for a free consultation.
Mike Lutke is a former Public Defender for the State of Missouri and over the course of his career he...
With our new website, ‘fixing’ a ticket has never been...
Kevin's practice is focused in the following areas: Family/Divorce Law, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury Law. Call and set up your FREE consultation today to discuss your case!
Although Kevin is a full-time practicing trial attorney, Kevin is also extremely entrepreneurial spirited. While in law school, he has founded several successful businesses. He is the President and CEO of both On The Top...
Prior to attending Washburn, I served in both the United States Marine Corps and the United Sates Navy. My goal as an attorney is to provide you with the kind of dedication and attention to detail demanded by military service. Additionally, time in...
Commerce Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Cape Girardeau, MO
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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