If you have found yourself serving time behind bars in Missouri for your involvement in a violent crime, chances are some pretty significant events in your life led up to that situation. At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld Attorneys at Law, we are committed to defending people who have been accused of committing a crime.
When violent crimes are committed, one of two outcomes may sometimes happen: first, investigators may spend weeks, months or even years trying to track down a suspect and the perpetrator may never be found. Second, investigators may immediately find the person responsible for the crime, but the evidence may point to another person who played a more significant role in masterminding the crime. In these situations, both parties may be charged with their involvement in the crime in Missouri.
Most adults in St. Louis may likely be able to look back on a time when they were young, immature and did not enjoy the same perspective that years of experience have taught them. If asked, they might say that the mistakes that they made were not serious enough to jeopardize their futures, and even if they had encountered such problems, they would have hoped that whoever was tasked with holding them accountable would have taken their immaturity into account. Such is the problem that may be commonly encountered with young offenders: the need exists to ensure that they pay for their crimes, yet few want to see that punishment derail what could turn out to be a promising future.
A proven criminal defense legal team takes a broad-based view in its client representation, knowing that the alleged "facts" aren't always as they seem and that there are two sides to every story.
When perpetrators of violent crimes in Missouri are caught and under scrutiny, they often face significant charges depending on the severity of their offense. Consequences may range from fines and restitution to a prison sentence that requires a perpetrator to serve many, many years behind bars. In some instances, courts may require offenders to take an anger management course to help them learn how to control their emotions in a way that is healthy, safe and non-destructive.
Oftentimes criminal charges brought against a person are for an act he or she directly committed. However, that is not always the case. When it comes to felony murder in Missouri, a person may face a felony murder charge even if he or she did not kill anyone. According to The Marshall Project, felony murder is the charge levied against you if someone dies when you commit any felony crime.
Some advocates of new Missouri law about to take legal effect that will materially adjust the state's sex offender registration scheme might simply note its provisions in a dispassionate way.
When a violent crime occurs, it is the job of investigators to piece together evidence and gather witness reports to try and rebuild a story that will help them in detecting who is responsible for committing the dangerous acts. However, there are times when clues are hard to come by, witness statements do not match up or limitations in the law make it virtually impossible to link anyone with violent crimes in Missouri.
There it is, prominently stated in the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial."