Criminal law is prosecuted and enforced at the state level and imposes tough penalties that increase for repeat offenders. According to Code Section 556.036, the statute of limitations for criminal charges varies based on the type of charge. A Class A felony such as murder has no statute of limitations, but other Class A felony crimes have 3 years. Sexual offenses involving a person under the age of 17 are under a 10-year statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for fraud is 1 to 3 years, misdemeanors 1 year, and minor infractions are classified under a 6-month statute of limitations.
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Named one of three top law firms in St. Charles County by the St. Charles County Journal, our criminal defense lawyers in St. Charles, MO at Coyne, Cundiff and Hillemann, PC have established a legacy of providing the most comprehensive and knowledgeable criminal defense around. With more than 117 years of combined experience, we have the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare a thorough defense no matter what charges have been brought against our clients.
We represent clients who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony crimes such as:
We utilize our recently reconstructed conference room with state-of-the-art video equipment for in-house focus groups, mock jury trials and video depositions. This allows us to have a great idea of what a jury wants to hear and how they are going to decide before we ever step in the courtroom. With this high level of preparation and personalized attention to each case, we hope that each of our clients feels comfortable and understands the legal processes involved in our defense.
As aggressive trial lawyers, our St. Charles County criminal defense attorneys are ready to take on any type of criminal defense case on behalf of our clients across the area. For the skilled representation and compassionate personalized attention you and your case deserve, call our firm today at 636.561.5599 for a free case consultation.