Criminal Defense Attorney in Jefferson City, MO
Being charged with a crime, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, can have a serious impact on your life, as well as your family’s lives, if not handled properly. A conviction will have even more serious and widespread consequences, which is why working with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Jefferson City is one of the most important and responsible decisions that you can make following your arrest. The Missouri criminal courts are structured in a way that is extremely difficult for a defendant to navigate on their own, and the prosecutors who will be pushing to convict you have years, if not decades, of experience pushing for convictions. Without the help of a lawyer, it can feel impossible to work towards a fair and acceptable outcome to your case, but the team at Kirsch & Kirsch, LLC is here to help.
Our team has years of experience defending a range of criminal cases, and we will be happy to help you with your own situation as soon as possible. We offer a free initial consultation where we can discuss the specifics of your charges, provide you with examples of past cases that we have successfully defended similar to your own, and provide you with insight that will give you peace of mind in the early days following your arrest. Knowing that there is someone out there who is dedicated to fighting your charges and helping you navigate the complex legal world can help to reduce stress and let you focus on your personal needs while we start to build your case for you.
The Importance Of Working With a Defense Attorney
Missouri prosecutors are focused nearly singularly on one thing: convictions. They will not be interested in exploring additional options for your case, and will not go out of their way to evidence that is good for your case. They will be working to convince the jury that you are guilty on all counts, and you need someone on your side of the aisle making a case to ensure that all angles are explored and that the jury remembers that a charge is not a conviction.
Your defense starts on day one, so working with an attorney as early as possible, even before you are charged,extremely important. At your arraignment, it may seem appealing to submit a “guilty” plea in order to expedite the process, and potentially accept an alternative penalty offered at that time. This is almost never a good idea, and we will be able to guide you through this process.