Jackson, Missouri Criminal Lawyers
Suite One, Blattner Bldg.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
England, Air University, University of Virginia School of Law, Naval War College, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Naval War College
Because she understands that attorneys typically meet people going through especially hard...
A respected attorney once told her "Caring makes this job hard, but caring is what makes you good at what you do," and she's kept those impactful words with her over the last 15 years of her career. Sara is a compassionate advocate, having been the voice of children,...
I attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology in 1992. I attended the University of Missouri at Columbia Law School earning my Juris Doctorate in 1995. I was licensed to practice law in October of 1995.
On December 28, 1995, I was appointed an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of St. Francois County, Missouri becoming First Assistant in 1998. During my time as an assistant prosecuting attorney I volunteered to serve as a...
In 2006, Ms. Schaefer established her law firm, Jill Schaefer LLC in Clayton, Missouri. She has earned a reputation as a tough and skilled advocate, often receiving dismissals and acquittals in seemingly unwinnable cases. Her practice...
Upon graduation, David worked at Farmers Insurance Group as a claims manager and oversaw over 60 employees. He then decided to further his education and ultimately graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2013. During law...
I earned my B.A. and J.D. from Saint Louis University. I have been practicing law in Missouri since 2014. I am also admitted to the Eastern District of Missouri. My professional memberships include The Missouri Bar, American Bar Association, and the Bar...
As a former prosecutor, he knows what they're looking for. His areas of practice are drug possession and paraphernalia charges, theft charges and DUI or DWI charges. Because his firm is small, he puts all of his care and attention into each of of his client's cases. His record of getting fines reduced and charges dropped speaks for itself. He does not judge. He shows respect for all of his clients. He understands...
Jackson 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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