Criminal Defense Attorney
Being charged with a crime in Missouri can have severe financial, legal, and emotional consequences for the person that is charged. Facing the prospect of a substantial fine, losing a job, or being imprisoned can be one of the most fearful and uncertain times that a person may face. When enduring this situation, it is imperative to have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at your side.
The criminal defense attorneys at the Zolman Law Firm in St. Louis have extensive experience representing criminal defendants, and are ready to start fighting for you, your financial resources, and your freedom.
Even a first-time DUI offense can be a very serious incident requiring the representation of an experienced attorney. And, there is no time to waste as your first deadline is a mere 15 days after your arrest.
All felony charges are very serious. It is extremely important that these charges be handled by an experienced criminal attorney to minimize the impact on every aspect of your future life.
Even the smallest criminal infraction can haunt you and have a negative impact on your future if not handled correctly.
Once you have worked hard and achieved a Parole, the last thing you want to do is to be ordered to return to prison to serve out the remainder of your sentence.
The consequences of a Probation Revocation can be severe. They include the extension of the length or your probation, or even worse, the Court could revoke your probation altogether and sentence you to a term of imprisonment.
Any prosecution is only as good as the evidence that is supporting it. Law enforcement must comply with strict procedures when collecting evidence, and they often fail to do so. The seizure of evidence beyond the scope of a warrant, inconsistencies in the evidentiary chain of custody, and the continuation of questioning after a suspect requests an attorney are but a few of the errors made by law enforcement.
Additionally, prosecutors will perform investigations, conduct laboratory tests, and compile witnesses all in attempt to see that the defendant is convicted as charged. To avoid such a conviction, it is essential that a defendant have the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the errors commonly made by law enforcement and can take advantage of the intricate rules governing the presentation of that evidence.
Many criminal cases are resolved without a trial in St. Louis. Trials are a very expensive, time-consuming process, and prosecutors are no more eager to expend those resources than are defendants. In some cases, a complete dismissal of the charges may be possible. If the charges cannot be dismissed, then an experienced criminal defense attorney may negotiate with the prosecutor and see that the defendant pleads to a lesser crime or incurs a reduced sentence.
No matter how your case is resolved, the criminal defense attorneys at the Zolman Law Firm in St. Louis will provide you with the attentive and relentless representation that is necessary to avoid a wrongful conviction. Contact us today for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your case.