At your initial appearance before a judge, the judge is required to appoint a lawyer for you if a conviction for the offense you are charged with would probably result in confinement and if you are shown to be indigent (i.e. unable to hire your own counsel). See Missouri Supreme Court Rule...View More
Under Missouri law, a defendant can ask to withdraw his guilty plea if he can show that he was misled or induced to enter a plea of guilty by fraud, mistake, misapprehension, coercion, duress or fear. There are generally no time limits for filing a Motion to Withdraw a Guilty Plea under Rule...View More
The statute of limitations in Missouri for any misdemeanor is one year. The offense for making a false report in Missouri is a class B misdemeanor. Therefore, the statute of limitations for this offense in Missouri is one year.
The best thing you can do is at the very beginning of the interrogation is to kindly state that you want an attorney present. The police are required to cease all questioning at that point. Before any interrogation begins, the police must first advise you of your “Miranda rights,” which...View More
This is most likely a condition of your release (bond) while your criminal case is pending.
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