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Reasons to Hire a Misdemeanor Attorney

Under Missouri law, criminal charges are separated into three categories: Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Infractions. Even though misdemeanors appear in the middle category, dealing with misdemeanors should still be taken seriously as they can result in large monetary fines and possible jail time. The state of Missouri classifies misdemeanors into four categories, with Class A being the most severe and decreasing in severity to Class D. For a Class A misdemeanor, the maximum penalty is up to one year in jail. What to […]

Common Arson Charges and Penalties in Missouri

Considering the complexities of the charge of arson, discussed below, an arson attorney is necessary to the defense.   Arson To be convicted of arson in the state of Missouri, a person must knowingly damage a building or inhabitable structure by fire or explosion. In other words, the requirements for an arson charge are 1. A building or home and 2. The intent to damage the building.   Arson penalties The surrounding circumstances dictate which crime is charged and the severity of […]

Why a Missouri State Court Criminal Defense Attorney is the Right Choice to Represent You

No matter the reason, facing criminal charges without legal representation is the worst thing for people to do. After being charged with a criminal offense, a state court criminal defense attorney can navigate the legal process and also avoid costly mistakes. At Dean Price Law, Price has the knowledge and skills to help defend clients and their best interests. The conviction process  Even though a person might be arrested based on an officer’s subjective judgment, the person is not necessarily […]

How a Felony Law Firm in Springfield, MO Can Help You

If you are convicted of a felony, it is essential to find a felony law firm to represent you. A felony is a serious crime punished by the state of Missouri by more than one year in prison. Regardless of the crime, a felony charge is a very serious matter because it can have lasting effects on a person’s life. To minimize these effects, act quickly and enlist help from a felony law firm to avoid a conviction and protect […]

Types of Sex Crimes in Missouri

sex crimes in Missouri are characterized as non-consensual sexual acts; namely intercourse or penetration, which are usually classified as a form of rape. Additionally, Missouri criminalizes other sexual acts such as physical contact with another person’s private parts, usually classifying such acts as sexual assault. It is important for people to understand the various classifications of sex crimes when facing similar charges. Dean Price Law can help to navigate the legal system and act as a sex crime lawyer. Different […]

Exercise Your Rights With Victim Representation

Victim representation is a legal method to assist a victim, a person who has experienced direct or threatened physical, emotional, or financial harm from the commission of a crime. Not only does the Missouri Constitution explicitly mention the victim’s rights, but the state also includes: Various statutes indicating what rights the victim has to be informed of the criminal case How they might communicate with the judge presiding over the case What input they might have for the case Their […]

What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime in Missouri

In Missouri, the possible penalties for the commission of a sex crime are very severe. However, false accusations can have penalties that are not sanctioned by the court.  In other words, false accusations should be taken very seriously, and are not necessarily uncommon, especially when related to acts such as rape or sexual assault. In fact, false accusations can negatively impact personal reputations, business relationships, even leading to imprisonment and registration on a sex offender list. Types of false accusations […]

How a Springfield Homicide Attorney Can Help You

Make no mistake, if charged (or even suspected) of committing a homicide, one of the first responses must include hiring an experienced homicide attorney to adequately assist and prepare the defense. At the risk of stating the obvious, being charged with homicide is a very serious offense with very serious consequences. Unlike other crimes such as assault or theft, homicides are different because another person has died. As a result, situations involving homicides tend to receive increased public attention. This […]

What to Understand After Being Charged for First-Time Drug Possession

Being charged with first-time drug possession in Missouri is serious because Missouri is one of the stricter drug law states. Based on the work of various advocacy groups, penalties for first-time non-violent drug possession charges may not necessarily have long-lasting effects. Marijuana vs. other controlled substances The laws for possession of marijuana differ from other drugs, which are considered class D felony drugs. For example, possession of fewer than 35 grams of marijuana (or comparable synthetic) remains a misdemeanor in Missouri. […]

How to Handle a Felony Charge

Being arrested and charged for a felony is terrifying. In these initial moments of terror, regardless of innocence or guilt, it is important to remain calm even in the face of the unknown.   Exercise the right to remain silent The Fifth Amendment provides all citizens charged with a criminal crime the right to refuse self-incrimination. Remaining silent is the easiest and best way to avoid self-incrimination. If arrested and detained by the police, inform the police that you would like […]