A misdemeanor is most definitely a criminal offense. Misdemeanor criminal offenses are classified based upon certain elements, and the existence of certain circumstances dictates how the criminal offense is classified. Hiring an experienced criminal lawyer is important for any criminal offense. Attorney Scott Hamblin has represented hundreds of clients confronted with misdemeanor criminal offenses. He has also tried numerous misdemeanor crimes.
The term “misdemeanor” describes criminal offenses and crimes that are more serious than infractions but less serious than felonies. Misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes have a range of punishments that can include jail time but not a prison sentence. Missouri’s criminal code provides for four separate classifications for misdemeanor criminal offenses and misdemeanor crimes:
|Classification||Range of Punishment||Types of Offenses|
|Class A Misdemeanor||$1.00 fine up to one year in jail and a $2,000.00 fine.||Assault, stealing, tampering, sexual misconduct, DWI, etc.|
|Class B Misdemeanor||$1.00 fine up to six months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.||Assault, tampering, property damage, trespass, sexual misconduct, DWI, etc.|
|Class C Misdemeanor
Class D Misdemeanor.
|$1.00 fine up to 15 days in jail and a $750.00 fine.
$1.00 fine up to a $500.00 fine.
|Assault, speeding, sexual misconduct, etc.|
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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 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.
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.
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I called Mr. Hamblin to represent my family member. When we went in to have a meeting, Mr. Hamblin was very honest said he felt that he could represent him and help with the matter that he had been charged with. I was so glad that I had contacted Mr. Hamblin on this matter, because…
Scott Hamblin represented my son in a high-profile case. Scott was highly professional throughout the course of the proceedings, prompt and thorough in answering all of our questions and, most importantly, was very prepared when he represented my son in the courtroom, which resulted in a very favorable outcome. Our family cannot thank Scott enough…
I am so grateful that I hired him, he gave me hope to overcome my fear and anxiety. Now my case was dismissed because of his hard work. Thank you so much Attorney Scott. May God bless you, and keep continuing to save people's lives!!!
I got stuck between a rock and a hard place in my situation as was in need of help. Scott was appointed to be via public defender for a federal case and I could not have wished for a better lawyer and overall individual. He would show up for me while I was incarcerated on…
I had received some felony charges and Scott fought it every single step of the way (and then some) to a jury trial and did so well, I was found not guilty on all counts! It wouldn’t have been possible without him. I’ve had several lawyers in the past and he is no comparison to…
He did a great job on my federal case
Scott Hamblin is the best lawyer any money could buy. He has gotten my boyfriend out of going to prison for a probation violation for a DWI. He has had a couple offenses on him in the past and Scott saved him from a few years down and was able to get him in a…
My husband and I hired Mr. Hamblin for a criminal matter that happen to me by accident I had some issues that happen and I have never been in any trouble. However, I did some research on criminal defense attorneys and Mr. Hamblin's name appeared. I did some research on him and found that he…
Scott helped me through a very tough time, being charged with a crime I had no knowledge of was very frightening. Scott calmly walked me through the process with professional authority. His knowledge of the court system and its process proved to be a great asset. Scott has been my lawyer for multiple court issues,…
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