The Constitution grants citizens a range of rights, and you can protect your rights if you've been accused of a crime by getting support from a criminal law practice.
At the Clampitt Law Firm in Mexico, MO, our focus is on protecting the rights of clients who are accused of all types of crimes. We're a family-owned and -operated law firm that cares about the future of our clients and their families.
When you hire our lawyer to handle your criminal case, we'll focus on providing excellent customer service throughout the proceedings.
We're proud to offer our clients:
The Clampitt Law Firm is known throughout Mexico and the surrounding Central Missouri area including Randolph County for providing personal attention on every criminal law case. In order to uncover as much evidence as possible about your case, we'll use investigators, photographers, and other professional witnesses whenever needed.
Q: Will I have to appear in court?
A: Some cases can be resolved without a Court appearance. However, most require you to appear in Court. We strive to make our representation of you as painless as possible. We will give you as much notice as we can so your schedule can be adjusted well in advance.
Q: What is discovery?
A: Discovery is another way of saying investigation or information exchange. It is the exchange of information from the State to the Defense and from the Defense to the State so there are no surprises if a trial becomes necessary. It can also be conducting depositions and interviews or finding documents helpful to your defense.
Q: What is a felony?
A: In Missouri, the law classifies 5 different felonies: Class A felonies through Class E felonies. The most serious felony crimes in Missouri are Class A felonies. Class A felony: the authorized sentence is a minimum of ten years in prison and a maximum of 30 years or life in prison. Class B felony: the court can impose a minimum of five years in prison and maximum of 15 years. Class C felony: are punishable by three to ten years in prison. The court also can impose a fine up to $10,000 or twice the amount of financial gain to the offender. Class D felony: is punishable by up to seven years in prison, or one year in jail. The court also can impose a fine up to $10,000 or twice the amount of financial gain to the offender. Class E felony: is punishable by up to four years in prison, or one year in jail. The court also can impose a fine up to $10,000 or twice the amount of financial gain to the offender. There are also various unclassified felonies in Missouri with their own specific range of punishment.
Q: What is a misdemeanor?
A: Missouri categorizes misdemeanors into three classes: Class A through Class C misdemeanors. Class A misdemeanors are the most serious misdemeanor crimes. Class A Misdemeanors have a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail or a fine up to $2,000, or both. Class B Misdemeanors have a maximum sentence of up to six months in jail fine up to $1,000. Class C Misdemeanors have a maximum sentence of up to fifteen days in jail a fine of up to $750. Class D Misdemeanors carry a maximum sentence of a fine of up to $500. There are also infractions, which carry a maximum sentence of a fine of up to $400.