Criminal Law involves cases that are being prosecuted by the state or city government because it allegedly threatens or harms public safety. Charges in criminal law typically involve police, and charges are brought by a Prosecuting Attorney (also called a DA in some areas). There are multiple categories of crimes, misdemeanors charges (less serious offenses) and felony charges (more serious crimes). While felonies are typically more serious, either type of offense can cause unforeseen problems if not handled properly by experienced legal counsel.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are facing a felony, it's vital that you hire the best criminal defense attorney to handle your case. The lawyers at MRD Law Firm are one of the most trusted criminal defense lawyers in Springfield, MO and will get you the best possible outcome in whatever situation you are in.
The State of Missouri takes drug charges very seriously. Whether you’ve been charged with possession, manufacture or drug distribution, hiring the right legal defense team is imperative.
Most possession charges are considered Class C felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Marijuana possession of less than 35 grams is considered a Class A misdemeanor, carrying punishments of up to a year in jail and fines of $1,000.
The punishments for manufacture or distribution of drugs are even greater, as are those for people who have a previous record.
But with the right team, you can avoid convictions and imprisonment.
No matter what charges you face, MRD Lawyers is uniquely suited to help you navigate the judicial system and find the best possible resolution for your case. We have a combined total of nearly two decades working as prosecutors — we know how cases are built, so we have unique insight into how to build a defense.
Contact us today for a consultation if you are facing any drug related charges.
If you’re charged with assault, regardless of degree, you need an experienced attorney at your side. Being found guilty can have a negative impact on your life in many ways, including your ability to find a job.
The criminal defense attorneys at MRD Lawyers have a combined experience of nearly 20 years as prosecutors. They understand all levels of assault charges — both misdemeanors and felonies — and can help you find the best possible outcome to your situation.
Assault is generally defined as intentionally trying to kill or harm someone. The type of charge made against you depends on whether the harm was intentional, accidental or reckless. Sentences for assault can vary greatly. It’s imperative you have an experienced legal team in your corner.
Contact our office today for a consultation with our expert assault and battery attorneys on the best way to proceed with your case.
If you have been arrested and are facing a felony charge of any kind, the first thing you need to do is hire an experienced legal team.
Here at MRD Lawyers, we can offer unique insight into handling felony cases. With combined experience of nearly 20 years as prosecuting attorneys, we understand how these cases are handled by those bringing charges against you. That puts us in a great position to build your defense.
Felony charges can stem from a wide variety of offenses, from passing a bad check to murder. Regardless of the charge you face — be it robbery, burglary, theft, fraud, drug possession charges or homicide charges — you can be assured our firm will do everything possible to bring about the best possible outcome for your unique situation.
Contact our office today for a consultation on the best way to proceed with your case.
Homicide is one of the biggest charges anyone can face. A guilty verdict for first-degree murder can bring a sentence of life in prison or death.
Because so much is on the line, it’s crucial to hire the best legal team possible to understand the charges leveled against you — be they criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter, murder or justifiable homicide — and ensure your case is presented in the best way possible.
We at MRD Lawyers can help you understand the charges brought against you and help you build a defense designed to bring about the best possible outcome. With nearly 20 combined years working as prosecutors, we have insight into how investigations work, how prosecution cases are built and, ultimately, how best to defend you.
If you already have been convicted of a crime, we can work with you to build an appeal. If you are facing charges for the first time, we can help you understand and navigate the legal system.
Whatever your situation time is crucial, contact us today.
Domestic violence can take many forms. In Missouri, adult abuse can include assault, battery, coercion, harassment, sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment and stalking. Charges of domestic violence — whether emotional or physical — can carry very stiff penalties.
If you face a domestic violence charge, it’s important you get the best legal representation you can as quickly as you can. Depending on the type of charge you face, sentences can range from probation to 30 years or life in prison and the loss of your right to own a firearm.
We at MRD Lawyers believe everyone deserves the best legal representation possible. With our vast experience in prosecutions, we have unique insight into how to help protect your rights and find the best resolution possible for your situation.
Contact us today for a consultation.
A conviction for driving while intoxicated can have a devastating impact on your freedom. It's vital if you are facing a DUI/DWI charge that you hire a trusted DWI attorney in Springfield, MO.
A first-time conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will result in a three-month loss of driving privileges and can mean up to six months in jail and a fine of as much as $500. And the penalties for subsequent offenses only get worse from there, with up to four years in jail, a $5,000 fine and a 10-year revocation of driving rights for a third offense.
If you have been charged with a DWI, get legal help immediately. We at the Law Offices of Matthew Russell are the most trusted DUI attorneys in Springfield, MO because we have the experience to ensure you get the representation you deserve to ensure the best possible outcome to your situation.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you.
Missouri law on what constitutes an underage person being in possession of alcohol extends far beyond what a teen may hold in his hand. Anyone younger than 21 years old can be charged for buying or trying to buy alcohol, possessing alcohol (opened or not) or for being intoxicated.
A first violation can carry a fine of up to $300 and a 30-day suspension of your driver’s license. Subsequent violations can carry hefty fines and/or jail time.
If you or your child has been charged with violation of the law, it is imperative to get legal advice immediately. In certain circumstances, a record can be expunged — meaning the record is wiped clean.
We at the Law Offices of Matthew Russell and Russell Dempsey have nearly two decades' experience in handling such offenses. Contact us today for a consultation to see how we can help you.