Criminal Defense Attorneys in Springfield, MO
If you’re facing criminal charges, time is of the essence. You need legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney and you need it fast. If you are found guilty of the crime you are being charged with, it will stay on your permanent record, which will in turn set up a series of negative repercussions throughout the rest of your life. A criminal conviction can result in hefty fines and jail time, as well as long term obstacles for employment, education, renting or owning a home and even the right to vote. Additionally, criminal charges can strain relationships and have been known to adversely affect the psyche of the person being accused. While some legal matters can be handled on their own, a criminal charge warrants legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Whether you’ve been wrongly accused of a crime, or you’ve simply made a mistake, we are here to help and guide you through every step of the process. At Missouri Legal, we regularly mitigate the dismissal or reduction in charges against our clients for the following criminal charges and activities:
- Domestic assault
- Passing a bad check
- Receiving stolen property
- Identity theft
- Resisting arrest
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Minor consumption of alcohol
- Armed criminal action
- Unlawful possession of a firearm
- Probation violation
- Endangering the welfare of a child
- Tampering with a motor vehicle
- Animal neglect
In many cases, we can arrange a resolution that will protect our clients from a conviction on their criminal record.
Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney Is Your Best Defense
It is a well known fact that if you are charged with a crime you will be able to represent yourself in court or that the state may appoint you a free counselor to assist you during court proceedings. While these are both viable options for lesser crimes, more often than not, the outcome for the above options is not particularly positive. Many factors play into this, mostly, inexperience from the person being accused and lack of time due to the heavy caseloads that state appointed attorneys take on at any given time. Unless you have exhausted all other options, hire a criminal defense attorney. Criminal charges are serious and need to be handled as such, only a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who specializes in criminal law will be able to deliver the results required to get your life back.
To determine if Missouri Legal is the best option to handle your case, contact us to arrange a time for a free consultation. At your free consultation, we will analyze your case and overall situation to establish a plan of action. We will also answer any pressing questions you may have in regards to the criminal charges you are up against and court procedures. A consultation is in no way a binding agreement, we simply want to make sure you have the opportunity to work with a criminal defense attorney that you will feel comfortable with and trust to protect you and your rights during this arduous journey.