If you are facing criminal charges, there is no doubt you are facing a range of emotions including anger, fear and confusion. One of the most important things you can do if you are arrested is to invoke your Fifth Amendment right to avoid saying anything to a law enforcement officer until you have contacted a southeast Missouri criminal defense attorney. Regardless of what you say, even in your defense, information provided can be used against you in future court proceedings. At Zimmerman Law, LLC we provide a range of criminal defense services for those charged in Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri including:
Facing a charge for driving under the influence can have long-lasting implications. In addition to facing a guilty verdict, you may also be facing the loss of your driving rights, your right to vote if you are placed on probation or incarcerated and increased auto insurance rates.
While many states have legalized small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, this has not happened in Missouri. If you are found in possession of any illegal substance you are facing fines, probation and possibly jail time. In addition to facing the loss of your freedom and the loss of your voting rights, you will have a life-long record of a conviction which could mean you face additional difficulties finding employment and housing in the future.
Theft charges can range from petty theft to burglary and can have serious consequences. Depending on the charges, it may be possible to arrange a plea or simple repayment. If you are convicted of any type of theft charges, you could be facing time in prison, probation and steep fines in southeast Missouri.
Internet Based Crimes
Today with more technology available than ever before, more people are being prosecuted for Internet crimes. These crimes are typically very serious and can include fraudulent credit card use, distribution of child pornography and identity theft. Do not assume that because you did nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about; Internet child pornography charges can be lodged against you if you received material even if you were not actively looking for this type of material.
At Zimmerman Law LLC, we are committed to providing a strong legal defense for a wide range of crimes in southeast Missouri. If you are facing any type of criminal charges, you should know your rights and have an attorney protecting those rights on your behalf.
For those who are charged with a crime in southeast Missouri, they may find the entire criminal court system overwhelming. Whether you have been notified you are under investigation or you have been arrested and are facing charges, you have the right to competent legal counsel. At Zimmerman Law LLC we are committed to providing you with the help necessary to protect your freedom and your rights. We have the skill and experience you need to help you fight all types of criminal defense matters and we will help guide you through the entire legal process.