Facing criminal charges in Missouri may have an immediate and far-reaching effect on your life and your career. For example, a drunk driving conviction could result in the revocation of a commercial vehicle license. A DUI or drug conviction for a licensed professional, such as a doctor or teacher, could have devastating consequences, which is why criminal defense support is so important.
The law lets you represent yourself in criminal court. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. It rarely is. An experienced defense attorney can help you alleviate stress while pursuing the best outcome possible for you in court.
Criminal defense support often leads to discovery of exculpatory evidence
When facing criminal charges in Missouri or any other state, you are entitled to present a defense to refute the charges. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows where to look for exculpatory evidence. This is evidence that would be favorable to you when accused of a crime; in fact, in some cases, it may exonerate you.
Even with strong criminal defense support, a conviction might still occur. However, an experienced attorney is often able to convince the court to mitigate sentencing or to allow alternative sentencing so that the accused party does not go to jail. If you’ve been accused of a crime in Missouri and need guidance and support, you can schedule a meeting at Mayer Law Office by using the contact form located on our website.