Criminal Defense Attorney
in Plattsburg, Missouri
Being investigated for criminal activity is a serious matter. It gets even more complicated when you face misdemeanor or even felony charges. Facing criminal charges can be psychologically distressing for you and the people that care about you. You might be frightened or confused, especially if this is the first time you have been in trouble with the law. Some criminal charges have severe consequences that can follow you for your entire life. Anyone dealing with criminal charges needs an experienced advocate in court fighting for your best interests. You'll need an aggressive attorney who is not afraid to stand up to the police and prosecutors to protect your rights. You need a team like Campbell Legal, LLC to represent you if you have been charged with a crime in Plattsburg, Missouri. The odds of a favorable outcome increase when you have a capable attorney representing you from the very beginning. We will strive to see that your rights and best interests are protected from day one.
At Campbell Legal, LLC, we are experts in criminal defense. We have a deep understanding of how the system works. If you are facing an accusation related to drug crimes, white-collar crimes, theft, or DUI, you need a knowledgeable attorney by your side to help you fight the charges. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more. We are proud to serve the Plattsburg, Missouri, community, and the surrounding areas of Cameron, St. Joseph, Liberty, and Smithville.
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Types of Charges
In Missouri, if you break the law, you can be charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or infraction. The law categorizes these offenses by what the maximum penalties are.
Felonies are the most serious crimes and have the most severe penalties. Felonies are defined as any crime where the punishment is more than a year of imprisonment and a fine of up to $5,000.
Misdemeanors are lower-level crimes. Misdemeanors are defined as any crime where the maximum punishment is less than a year of imprisonment and a fine of up to $1,000.
Infractions are not crimes, but you may still have to pay a fine if you are convicted of an infraction.
Problem Solving Courts
It is becoming more common in the court system throughout the country and in Missouri to establish specialized courts with trained judges. These courts attempt to help the defendant with issues they may have had before they were arrested instead of sentencing the offender to incarceration.
Treatment courts were designed to help people with drug abuse, addiction, and even mental illness. These treatment courts use tactics like judicial supervision, drug and alcohol testing, counseling, and drug treatment.
Some treatment courts are even hybrid courts that attempt to address all of an individual’s issues. The Treatment & Employment Court in the 43rd Circuit of Missouri also emphasizes a goal of full-time employment for participants in Treatment Court.
DUI Court uses the same model as drug court. If you are charged with a drug or narcotics crime or because of a drug or alcohol problem, call us to discuss the possibility of treatment court to resolve your case and treat your drug or alcohol addiction. There are specific rules about Treatment Court, and we can help determine if Treatment Court would be a good option for you.
Talk to a Criminal Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a theft crime, drug crime, white-collar crime, or DUI, or if you are being investigated or questioned by the police, schedule a free consultation with us. We are experienced in all stages of criminal cases and can help protect your rights and act in your best interests. We serve clients in Plattsburg, Missouri, and the neighboring areas of Cameron, St. Joseph, Liberty, and Smithville.