If you have been arrested, this means that generally a law enforcement officer has determined that there is probable cause to believe that you have violated a law for which there is a criminal penalty. Scott Hamblin is a criminal defense lawyer and former prosecuting attorney with nearly 20 years of experience handling criminal cases in Jefferson City, Missouri and through central Missouri in both state courts and federal court, United States District Court, primarily in the Western District of Missouri. Call Scott now at 573-821-4013 if you have been called or contacted by an officer who wants to talk to you, or if you have been arrested.
I Have Been Arrested. Do I need a lawyer?
Yes! There are many reasons why you should hire our reputable criminal defense lawyers if you have been arrested. Some employers may suspend or discharge a person from employment for being arrested. If you are not immediately discharged from your job, you could still be terminated, suspended or disciplined if you plead guilty or are convicted of a crime. Second, an arrest is just the first step in the criminal justice process. Court appearances follow along with criminal penalties ranging from fines, probation or jail to include prison sentences. There are also collateral consequences following a plea of guilty or criminal conviction, including, but not limited to loss of driving privileges, loss of voting privileges, inability to possess firearms, loss of ability to serve on a jury, sexual offender registry, and deportation. Scott Hamblin is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can represent you and provide you with knowledgeable legal advice.
What do I do next?
Contact criminal lawyer Scott Hamblin if you have been arrested in Jefferson City or surrounding areas in Mid-Missouri. From his office in Jefferson City, Scott Hamblin can represent your legal interests. The first step is to schedule a meeting with Scott to discuss the circumstances surrounding your arrest. During your consultation, Scott will personally meet with you to answer your questions, discuss the legal process for handling your case, and discuss the costs involved. It is important for Scott Hamblin to meet with clients as early in the process as possible.