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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Chadwick Missouri

Chadwick is an unincorporated community in Christian County, Missouri, United States, about six miles southeast of Sparta. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Several homes and a school are located in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. Chadwick R-I Schools are an elementary and middle school/high school that are located right near each other in the same parking lot with a gymnasium, green house, bus barn/ag building, and a multi purpose building. The school's mascot are the Cardinals and seemingly their colors are Red, White, and Black. The Lady Cardinals basketball team won the State Class 1A Tournament in 2006. The Cardinal Boys basketball team made it to the State Class 1A Tournament in 2009, only the second time in school history, taking fourth place. Nashville Star finalist Justin David also hosted a concert in the Chadwick gym on September 8, 2006, to support the local Project Graduation of the class of 2007.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Missouri

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...