Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Defense
Our St. Louis Lawyers Have the Answers
Criminal charges come in many different forms. There may be charges you
do not even realize are considered to be on the criminal level. At Millikan
Wright, LLC, we want you to understand the different charges that you
could face and the rights you have at this time. Below you can find some
of our frequently asked questions.
If you have a question that is not answered below, we will be happy to
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What is the difference between misdemeanor charges and felony charges?
Misdemeanor charges are the less serious of the two. They can involve
penalties of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $500. Felony
charges range in severity, but are all more serious than misdemeanors.
Penalties can include years in prison, high fines, and in some cases probation.
Both misdemeanors and felonies go on your record.
Is there a difference between theft, burglary, and robbery?
Yes. Theft is the general description of unlawfully taking someone else's
property. Robbery involves using or threatening to use force to obtain
something that is not yours. Burglary involves trespassing. You can be
charged with burglary even if something was not stolen.
Why would I need to seek legal help for traffic violations?
Many people who receive traffic violations, such as speeding tickets,
tend to merely pay the fine out of convenience. By just paying, you admit
to guilt and you receive points on your driving record. In other cases,
you could be facing more serious traffic violations, such as driving without
a license. By seeking legal help from Millikan Wright, LLC, we can help
you fight your charges fairly and aggressively. We can help protect your
driving record and we are not afraid to take your case to trial.
If I was arrested for intent to sell drugs, how can prosecutors prove my
guilt without actually catching me in the act?
There are various factors prosecutors can use in order to prove guilt.
Prosecutors can present evidence in your drug crime case such as:
- A large amount of money
- Scales and / or baggies
- Testimonies of experts
- The location of your arrest
Contact Us Today for the Representation You Need
At Millikan Wright, LLC, we have more than 50 years of combined experience
representing individuals facing criminal charges. We understand the laws
and penalties concerning the law, and we are qualified to provide you
with the representation you need to help protect your rights. Our
St. Louis criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and personal fortitude to take your case to court and
passionately advocate and work to achieve the outcome you deserve.
If you have more questions or would like to schedule a free consultation,
contact us today.