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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Lesterville Missouri

Lesterville, Missouri is an unincorporated community in southeast Missouri. It is located in Reynolds County on Routes 21, 49, and 72 near the Black River. It is known as a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful river. On December 14, 2005, approximately 1.5 billion gallons of water flowed from a breach of the Upper Taum Sauk Lake Reservoir, north of Lesterville. The reservoir is the source of the Taum Sauk pumped storage plant, a pumped-storage hydroelectric plant owned by AmerenUE. As a result of the breach, Lesterville was voluntarily evacuated. The Lesterville R-IV School District, located on State Highway 21, is located in the area. With an average yearly enrollment of 260 students in grades K-12, it is one of the smallest public school districts in the state. Its school colors are red and black and its mascot is the bearcat. During the 2009-2010 season, the Lesterville Lady Bearcats clinched the Class 1 MSHSAA Volleyball Championship with a 25-23, 25-15 win over the Winona Lady Wildcats. Pulling several upsets along the way, the Lady Bearcats were ranked fourth in the state according to a poll released by the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association. They were seeded second in the Class 1 District 4 Tournament and defeated top-seeded Bismarck for the district championship. Bismarck was ranked third in the same poll. Advancing to sectionals at Bell City, Lesterville defeated perennial powerhouse, and No. 2 in the same poll, Leopold 22-25, 25-20, 25-22 before topping Bell City 20-25, 25-22, 25-22 which guaranteed them a bid to the Final Four in Kansas City. During pool play, Lesterville split sets with Winona and defeated Osceola and Lutheran-Kansas City. A pool-play record of 5-1 gave them the opportunity to play Winona for the state championship and the Lady Bearcats succeeded. It was in many ways a season of upsets for the Lesterville Lady Bearcats, or "the little team that could," finishing with a record of 27-5-2.

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...

Federal court opinions concerning criminal defense law in Missouri