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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Kelso Missouri

Kelso is a village in Scott County, Missouri, United States. The population was 527 at the 2000 census. The Kelso ZIP code of 63758 appears to be for residents who wish to receive their mail at the Kelso post office; direct mail delivery in Kelso appears to use the Scott City ZIP code of 63780. The first post office was established in 1840; however, the name of the settlement was changed from Spring Hills to Kelso when the post office was reopened in 1858. The post office was closed in 1861, but it was reopened after the war in 1874 by a former Civil War bugler. A grocery store was located here as early as 1849, and a mill was located here as early as 1866.

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...