Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyer
Scott A. Hamblin represents clients in a wide variety of both state and federal criminal offenses including assault, child pornography, conspiracy cases, driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), drug possession, drug trafficking, firearm offenses, manslaughter, money laundering and sexual offense crimes.
As a former assistant prosecuting attorney, Scott has gained substantial trial experience and insight which benefits his clients. His experience as a prosecutor provides invaluable insight into the criminal process which few criminal defense attorneys can boast.
Attorney Scott Hamblin has tried numerous jury trials in both Circuit Courts and United States District Courts throughout Missouri. Scott has lectured to attorneys on various topics of criminal law and criminal procedure through continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association, and Scott has been invited to speak to other organizations.
Scott Hamblin authored the 2010 Cumulative Supplement to Chapter 1 entitled Chemical Test Refusal Cases, which was published by the Missouri Bar Association in its Missouri DWI Law and Practice desk book. The article provides in summary fashion legal opinions from the Missouri Courts of Appeal and changes in Missouri law governing situations involving a person’s refusal to submit to a chemical blood alcohol test following an arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI). The article discusses what is considered a refusal and appeal of the revocation of driving privileges following a person’s refusal to submit to a chemical breath test. The Missouri DWI Law and Practice is a reference book utilized by lawyers in representing their clients.
Being arrested for a violation of a criminal law or criminal offense usually involves a range of emotions including disbelief, embarrassment, frustration, or even fear. The arrest is usually the first step in the legal process. A person is placed in handcuffs and transported to the county jail. A person is then fingerprinted and placed in a holding cell until law enforcement officers determine whether to engage in questioning.
Criminal charges often follow the arrest. Judges will require that defendants obtain a criminal defense lawyer to represent their interests. Many lawyers dabble in the criminal process, but few lawyers possess the experience to handle complex criminal cases including, but not limited to, criminal offenses for driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI), possession of controlled substances, drug trafficking, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, stealing, robbery, rape, arson, burglary, forgery, tampering, child molestation, sexual misconduct, child pornography, money laundering, manslaughter, and murder.
Scott Hamblin represents individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies throughout Missouri and offenses charged in the United States District Courts.
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