Columbia Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers- How They Can Help
Criminal lawyers can help protect your interests when you have been arrested. It's usually best to tell the arresting officer that you'd like to help with their questions, but you would need to talk with your lawyer first. At this point, you should keep periodically asking to contact your lawyer. This is your only mission from the time you get arrested to the time you get out.
Local criminal lawyers should be able to provide you with many services that you'll now need.
They can help to get you out of jail more easily
Once arrested, frequently detainees are brought before a judge at an arraignment where bail may be set. Criminal lawyers understand how this works and can participate in trying to have your bail set at a lower level, or even to have you released on the promise you'll show for a future court date.
They can get you in touch with a bail bondsman
Defense attorneys usually are able to help you get in touch with a local bail bondsman, which can be very important for a college student whose family is in another town.
They know the local court system
Criminal lawyers in Columbia, MO should know the local Columbia court system. They should know the prosecutors and judges. They should understand the local city and country laws and legal nuances that can affect cases like a minor drinking alcohol and possession of drugs.
Local lawyers have few travel expenses
A local lawyer should have local resources to be able to investigate your case and perform depositions without the travel expenses of out of town lawyers.
The big point to working with a criminal lawyer is to get in touch with one as early as possible following your arrest. Law enforcement officers are trained to chat you up and to ask questions in ways that get you to divulge information that may help them build a criminal case against you. It's best to let them know your name and address, then let them know you'd like to help, but that you need to speak with your attorney first. Then sit tight until you can speak with your lawyer.
Whatever your legal challenge, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about likely outcomes and consequences. We deal with arrests in Missouri and provide criminal lawyer services in Columbia MO.
Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLCtoday for a free consultation or case review. Bogdan Susan manages our criminal and injury area of the practice. While we are based in Columbia, MO across the street from the Boone County Court House, we help clients in several parts of Missouri.
The information on this web page does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney- client relationship. If you believe you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.