Springfield Criminal Defense Attorney
Facing criminal charges in Missouri can be frightening and anxiety inducing under any circumstances. Whether you have been arrested for an offense and charged, or you have reason to believe that you are under investigation for a criminal offense, an experienced Springfield criminal defense attorney at Courtney & Mills, LLC can speak with you today about tailoring a defense strategy to the facts of your case.
Types of Criminal Defenses Our Firm Handles
At Courtney & Mills, LLC, our firm can assist you with a wide variety of criminal law matters, including but not limited to defense strategies for the following types of offenses:
- Assault crimes;
- Domestic violence;
- Drug offenses;
- Federal criminal charges;
- Manslaughter or murder;
- Sex crimes;
- Theft offenses;
- Traffic violations;
- Weapons crimes; and
- White collar crimes.
Penalties for a Missouri Criminal Conviction
Penalties for a criminal conviction in Missouri can be severe. Accordingly, it is critical to begin working with an experienced Missouri criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Whether you have learned that you are under investigation for a federal offense, or you have been arrested for a criminal offense under Missouri state law, you need an aggressive attorney on your side to help you fight these charges. Both misdemeanor and felony convictions have serious consequences under Missouri law, including significant jail or prison sentences and monetary fines. The following are possible sentences for criminal convictions in Missouri:
- Class A felony: at least 10 years in prison, and up to 30 years or life imprisonment;
- Class B felony: at least 5 years in prison and up to 15 years of imprisonment;
- Class C felony: at least 3 years in prison and up to 10 years of imprisonment;
- Class D felony: up to 7 years in prison;
- Class E felony: up to 4 years in prison:
- Class A misdemeanor: up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,000;
- Class B misdemeanor: up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000;
- Class C misdemeanor: up to 15 days in jail and a fine of up to $700; and
- Class D misdemeanor: fine of up to $500.
Beyond the penalties associated with a sentence upon conviction, it is important to know that a criminal conviction, and having a criminal record, can have additional repercussions. Depending upon the specifics of the offense, even having a misdemeanor offense on your record may prevent you from being hired for certain types of jobs, or could result in a job loss. Having a criminal record can also prevent a person from living in certain areas, depending upon the type of offense and details of the case, or obtaining certain types of credit or loans. With domestic violence and other violent crime convictions, your child custody case also may be impacted.
Contact Our Missouri Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If you need assistance defending against criminal charges you are facing, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Missouri can begin working with you on a defense strategy today. Contact Courtney & Mills, LLC for more information.