As a criminal defense attorney, I come across all sorts of people. That is one of the most interesting things about my work at MRD Lawyers. I come to meet people that consider a misdemeanor the end of their world. A life-altering black smear on their life’s existence. I also encounter the exact opposite. A person that thinks that a minor infraction like this is just a slow Wednesday in Springfield, Missouri. Not a big deal at all.
I get asked this question all of the time: Will I have to go to Court on my speeding ticket when I hire you as my criminal defense lawyer? There is a short answer and then a longer answer.
Well, that certainly seems like the easiest thing to do, right? The Springfield Police Officer just gave you a ticket for speeding. Or maybe it was Greene County or a Highway Patrolman. They were a nice guy and lowered the speed from 20 over to 16 over. That cut you a huge break, right? They offered to let you just take care of it by sending money in with the envelope that they handed you with the citation. Just get it done and over with, right?
You are late for a meeting. The kids did not move fast enough this morning and you are running behind. What is the worst thing that could happen? That’s right… You see the lights and hear the siren behind you. You are about ready to get a present from your friendly Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The worst possible time. That is when it is going to happen to you. Driving to work and you are late. Worse yet, driving with your kids in the car. Regular traffic stop. Maybe driving a little over the speed limit and then BOOM. You are arrested on an outstanding warrant for your arrest.
Critical Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring an Attorney
The decision to hire an attorney is very important. As you do your research, we’ve assembled some tough questions that we encourage our clients to ask when interviewing attorneys. When criminal charges are involved, the consequences are serious — so, you should hire the best attorney for your situation and thoroughly understand who will be representing you.
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