Did you know that our criminal defense lawyer at the Lake of the Ozarks was voted Best Lawyer at the Lake and received the Reader’s Choice award from Lake Sun Leader this year? That would be our very own, Cody Edwards that we are referring to. This firm is very happy to have him. Deputy and Mizell offers many criminal defense legal services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading this week’s blog to learn more about all of the services. If you have any questions, call us to schedule your free consultation, we can be reached at 573-346-9990.
Criminal Defense Services Offered at Deputy and Mizell
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are dedicated to fighting for our clients — no matter what the situation is. Our comprehensive understanding of criminal cases from both sides allows us to effectively build your defense strategy based on the case’s strengths and weaknesses.
We are prepared to defend you against any type of criminal law matter, including the following:
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI)
- Boating While Intoxicated (BWI/BUI)
- Minor in Possession (MIP)
- Assault & Domestic Assault Charges
- Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges
- Serious Felony Charges
- Speeding tickets
- Traffic Offenses
- License Reinstatement
- License Suspensions
If you or someone you know is being charged with a criminal case, contact the knowledgeable Lake of The Ozarks criminal defense attorneys at Deputy & Mizell.
The compassionate criminal defense lawyers at Deputy & Mizell, L.L.C have over 70 years of combined legal experience and have represented clients in the Lake of the Ozarks area in a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses. We will develop a solid defense strategy and provide expert guidance throughout the case.
What happens after getting arrested?
Generally, you will be brought to the police station and “booked,” which means the police will take personal, historical, and biographical information to see if you have any warrants or criminal history.
What the difference is between an arraignment hearing, a grand jury indictment, and a preliminary hearing?
An arraignment hearing is a court proceeding where the charges against you are read and you are to submit a plea. The arraignment is often called an “initial appearance” because it is typically the first time you appear in court.
Grand jury proceedings are similar to preliminary hearings as they are both for determining whether there is enough evidence to bring criminal charges or an indictment against you. The prosecutor will work with a grand jury to make a decision. In the federal system, a grand jury can be 16 to 23 people.
If the case goes to a grand jury indictment, no preliminary hearing is needed. A preliminary hearing is a “trial before the trial” where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to force you to stand trial. It involves lawyers on both sides and the judge.
Get The Answers To Your Criminal Defense Questions at Deputy and Mizell!
We can answer the many questions you likely have when it comes to your criminal defense case at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call today for your free consultation. We can be reached at the numbers listed below. Happy Holidays!
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