The most important thing you can do after being charged with a crime is to know your rights. Police will do everything in their power to get you to forfeit these rights in hopes that you will incriminate yourself. Do not take the bait. Call a lawyer.
Whether you have been charged with drug possession or a sex offense, the legal process is complicated. People who are unfamiliar with it are at a disadvantage. The statements and decisions you make early in your case could affect your life for years to come. A knowledgeable defense lawyer will protect your rights and help you make informed choices.
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State of Missouri v. C.F. (2016) -- Class A Felony Possession with Intent to Distribute negotiated to a Class C Felony with a Suspended Imposition of Sentence keeping a clean criminal record for this client.
State of Missouri v. J. R. (2016) -- Felony drug possession dismissed due to substance not falling under felony controlled substances list.
State of Missouri v. D.D. (2016) -- Original charges were 2 counts of A felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute near a school. After negotiations with the Prosecuting Attorney we were able to plead to 1 count of a C felony Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and offer a joint recommendation for probation to the Judge.
In the Interest of (2015) Juvenile matter involving statutory sodomy allegation. After an adjudication against the juvenile by the Commissioner a motion was filed to modify the charge so that the juvenile would not have to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life. After a hearing, the Court was in agreement, and in fact, was not aware that this charge would carry that punishment. It appears this case may change the way juveniles are charged in sex cases and may also change the way the juvenile sex offender statute is written. The case was amended to a misdemeanor offense and probation is granted.
State of Missouri v. B.H. (2015) -- Original charge was C felony possession of a controlled substance. State alleged that a particular substance was one which required a felony allegation under the Missouri schedule of controlled substances. After a preliminary hearing on the issue the Court agreed with our argument and the felony was subsequently dismissed.
State of Missouri v. C.M. (2015) -- Statutory Sodomy charge. Case was dismissed at the preliminary hearing stage for failure to prove probable cause. If convicted, this client faced potential life imprisonment.