Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How Much Do You Know About Criminal Law?

Since it is constantly changing and adapting, criminal law is possibly one of the most intricate and challenging disciplines in the legal field. As its name suggests, criminal law at the Lake of the Ozarks deals with individuals who have (or who have been accused of) committing various crimes around the Lake. If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side can make a huge difference.


Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges take on a variety of different forms. Facing criminal charges can be both confusing and scary if you don't have legal experience, but O'Donnell Law Center is here to take the weight of the worry off of your shoulders. First, let's explore the different types of categories of criminal charges at the state level:

Felonies
Felonies are extremely serious criminal offenses. Different types of felonies include fraud, serious physical harm to other people, sale of illegal drugs, and burglary. Felonies can result in prison sentences ranging from one year to life - and even capital punishment.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are "middle of the road" criminal offenses. Sentences for misdemeanors can be up to one year in prison. Different types of misdemeanors include shop lifting, various traffic violations, and minor assault.

Infractions
Infractions are relatively minor offenses. Typically, infractions are punished by fines and those charged will likely not face any time in jail. Different types of infractions include very minor traffic violations such as low level speed, failing to signal, and littering.



O'Donnell Law Center Can Defend You

Even minor infractions can evolve into major issues under the right circumstances. Having a trustworthy criminal defense attorney on your team can dramatically improve your situation. Depending on your unique situation and needs, our experienced Attorney at Law, Deirdre O'Donnell, can defend you at the Federal, State, and Municipal level. As examples, Deirdre has experience handling clients charged with:
  • Robbery
  • Assault
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Drug Possession and/or Manufacturing
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Fraud

Consequences of legal charges can drastically and negatively impact your life. Don't face these charges alone! Our trusted attorney can represent you when you need it the most.

We are open and ready to assist you in any way we can. Call the most trusted law firm at the Lake of the Ozarks to get started today.

O'Donnell Law Center
We Carry Your Burden ~ You Carry On With Life.

Disclaimer: No attorney-client relationship is created by the publication of this blog.

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