South Fork, Missouri Criminal Lawyers
Jaired graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in 2008 where he served as executive editor of the Regent University Law Review. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2008.
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My name is Shelly Reneé Reece and I have been an attorney in Springfield, MO and the Southwest Missouri area since 1998. As a wife and mother of two children, I understand your family is the most important aspect of your life. I know you are going through a difficult time. You have made the right decision to seek legal advice and our family law, criminal defense, and estate planning lawyer teams look forward to assisting you through your legal matter. Our attorneys and staff will strive to give...
Mike Lutke is a former Public Defender for the State of Missouri and over the course of his career he...
In 2018, Mr. McBride recognized a desperate need for qualified and affordable immigration services in southwest Missouri. To serve that need, McBride Law is committed to providing aggressive and professional legal representation...
During my time in law school, I had the privilege of working as a law clerk for The Honorable Judge Kays who is a Western District Federal Judge. During this time, I learned a great amount of practical legal skills, legal writing skills, and other skills pertaining to the practice of law.
In addition to this, I have...
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Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
University of Missouri - Columbia
South Fork Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
West Plains, 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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