Has someone close to you ever been accused of a crime?
Have you ever faced criminal charges yourself?
Have you ever been confused about how the legal system from criminal defense really works?
If you answered yes to any one of these questions, this is the blog for you. Our attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few important points to consider when it comes to criminal defense in this week's blog. If you are in need of legal advice, please do not hesitate to call our criminal defense attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks today. Gibbons Law Firm can be reached at (573) 348-2211.
Important Points To Consider When It Comes To Criminal Defense
KNOW WHAT THE SEVERITY OF A FELONY CAN BE.
According to The Missouri criminal code, “A felony is an offense for which a person convicted may be sentenced to death or to imprisonment for a term which is in excess of one year.”
KNOW WHEN BAIL IS AN OPTION.
Bail money or other property that is deposited with the court is used to ensure that the person accused will return to court when they are required to do so. If the defendant returns to court as required, the bail will be returned at the end of the case, even if the defendant is convicted.
CALL YOUR LAWYER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
As soon as you become aware that the police are looking for or investigating you would be a good time to give your criminal defense lawyer a call. Also, if you believe that you may have committed a crime, that would be an opportune time as well. A lawyer can intervene with the police to either prevent an arrest or if you are going to be arrested, arrange for your surrender at a time and in a manner that can minimize embarrassment to you or your family.
GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST LEGAL REPRESENTATION YOU CAN, EVEN IF YOU'RE INNOCENT.
Innocent people can get accused of committing crimes as well as guilty ones. Also, in some cases, people who may have committed one crime can occasionally get accused (wrongfully) of committing additional and more serious crimes. Having a lawyer can help you develop a strategy for responding to the charge.
Get Your Legal Questions Answered!
All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope that you found this blog enlightening and helpful when it comes to understanding the world of criminal defense. Again if you have any legal questions regarding criminal defense, please do not hesitate to give our attorneys a call today. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211.
Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.
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