Being charged with a criminal offense can be a scary experience. Neither the prosecution nor law enforcement is on your side. They may make mistakes during their investigation, or jump to untrue conclusions while aggressively pursuing the charges against you. You must have someone working to protect you and ensure that your rights are upheld. Our criminal defense lawyers in Jefferson City will act as your advocate every step of the way and give you the best chance of beating your criminal charges.
There are many different violations of traffic law in Jefferson City, but some of the most common include running red lights, speeding, driving on license that is revoked or suspended, and following another vehicle too closely. Although these offenses may seem minor, they need the same aggressive defense as felonies and violent crimes. The penalties for a conviction are also very serious, such as losing your driver’s license, which can make it very difficult to go to work or school.
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a common criminal offense in Jefferson City, and throughout Missouri, but there are several different types. For example, the penalties for a first DWI conviction will not be as severe as a conviction for a third DWI. Additionally, a person may face drug-related charges such as possession if they drive while under the influence of drugs. Additionally, if an underage individual is caught driving while intoxicated, they will face serious penalties.
Possession, trafficking, and distribution are just a few examples of the many drug offenses a person may commit in Jefferson City. All charges are serious and will carry harsh penalties. Those penalties will vary depending on the amount and type of drug involved in the case, and whether there were aggravating factors, such as if a weapon was used. Individuals may also face either state or federal drug charges. For example, if a person is found in Jefferson City with a small amount of marijuana, they will likely face charges at the state level. On the other hand, if a person carried marijuana over state lines, federal charges would likely apply.
The two main types of theft offenses in Jefferson City are misdemeanor and felony theft. The majority of theft crimes, including shoplifting, fall into one of these two categories. The charges laid in theft crime cases depend largely on the facts of the case and the value of the stolen property.
No matter the type of crime you have been charged with, you need strong legal representation. Scott A. Hamblin is a Jefferson City criminal defense lawyer who knows the many defenses available, and how to use them effectively so you can beat your charges and retain your freedom. Call us now or reach out to us online to schedule a case review with our seasoned attorney and to learn more about the legal options available to you.
A Jefferson City man faced DUI charges following a field sobriety test. Charges against the defendant were dropped after Scott successfully maintained the client’s claims that the test results were inaccurate. While the client initially appeared to be in a difficult situation, Scott was able to push investigators to determine the sobriety test results as invalid, so the charges were dismissed.
A mother was seeking sole custody of her children following a divorce. The father refused to cooperate, leaving the client in a difficult situation as she felt as though her children didn’t have a voice. Scott recognized her need for an advocate and carefully listened to the children’s wishes, which conclusively helped the client achieve sole custody of her children and protected their best interests.
A client from Fulton was accused of drug possession as a result of a home search. While drug charges may potentially be filed as a Class C felony involving severe consequences, Scott was able to help the client receive a reduced sentence. Ultimately, the client faced significantly smaller penalties compared to the initial charges.
Scott assisted a defendant in a particularly challenging divorce case in which the other spouse was not cooperating. Scott was able to help the client avoid court through an aggressive legal approach to resolve all outstanding disagreements while maintaining the client’s long-term needs.
One client sought legal assistance after an altercation with another individual in Jefferson City. The client was arrested on assault charges despite allegedly not starting the fight. Since an arrest can lead to life-altering penalties such as being terminated from employment and serving jail time, Scott was able to build a solid legal defense in the client’s favor and argued in favor of the client’s innocence.
A grandparent sought visitation rights to his grandchild after the parent tried to block him. Scott takes grandparents’ rights very seriously, and so he devised a strategy to help the grandparent set a visitation schedule. Scott developed a strategy to show that the child’s best interests were fulfilled through the grandparent’s ability to visit the child, helping push the case towards a resolution in the client’s favor.
Scott assisted a client who was injured in a car accident due to another driver’s negligence. The defendant claimed that the opposing party using their phone at the time of the crash, and Scott emphasized this claim to show that the other driver was at fault for the client’s injuries. The case concluded with the client receiving the necessary compensation for medical bills following a long hospital stay due to injuries.
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