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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Sturdivant Missouri

Sturdivant is an unincorporated community in extreme southern Bollinger County, Missouri, United States. It is located about sixteen miles north of Dexter along State Highway V. The zip code is 63782. It is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town founded in the 19th century and was named after Colonel Robert Sturdivant, a banker in Cape Girardeau. In 1881, a railroad was built through the town for the purposes for shipping lumber. In 1920, the Diversion Channel alleviated some of the area flooding, although travel was still difficult in wet weather. Around 1925, a mill was built in the area; the surrounding community used the work whistle to set its clocks. Two general stores, hotel, a saloon, a second-hand clothing store, and a school were also probably founded around this time. One of the stores included a post office. A theater was built around 1940. In the late 1940s, the school was incorporated with the Zalma, Missouri school district. In 1965, the railroad was abandoned and most of the population disappeared.

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...