Assault and Armed Criminal Action Case Dismissed
Manslaughter and Three Counts of Assault by DWI Sentence Significantly Reduced
Murder in the 1st Degree Life Sentence Vacated
A man convicted of murder to the 1st degree hired Ms. Bernsen to represent his appeal. They fought for a post-conviction relief and she was able to get his murder 1st conviction and vacated his sentence. He has a second chance at life now.
Property Damage Charges Charge Dismissed
A man that broke down a door to his own home was facing misdemeanor property damage charges. Mr. Mulenkamp filed legal pretrial motions on his behalf, which convinced the Court that no crime was committed. The State dismissed the charges before trial.
Several Counts of Felony Possession of Child Pornography Charges Dismissed
A man charged with possession of child pornography on his computer had all of his charges dismissed after Mr. Mulenkamp proved the defendant never saw or downloaded any of the images. The State dismissed all charges.
Statutory Sodomy Not Guilty
A man facing statutory sodomy charges which carried a 10 year minimum sentence and sex offender registration was declared not guilty at trial in less than one hour.
Stealing a Motor Vehicle Charges Dismissed
A man was charged with a felony for stealing a motor vehicle. The state waited two years to file the charges and Mr. Muhlenkamp filed a motion to dismiss the charges due to a new law that reclassifies this as a misdemeanor instead of a felony. The state also missed the one-year statute of limitations. which means they had no choice but to dismiss the charges.
Stealing Thousand Dollars Worth of Goods Charges Dismissed
Felony stealing charges were found as a misunderstood business transaction after Mr. Muhlenkamp filed numerous discovery motions showing the charges were going nowhere. The State dismissed the case.
Transportation of Drugs No Jail Time. Probation Continued.
A man on felony probation was found with possession of controlled substances. He was convicted of transporting 16 pounds of marijuana in another state. Mr. Mulenkamp kept the man out of jail and probation continued as normal.
Two Counts of Robbery in the First Degree Case Dismissed
A St. Louis County man was charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action, felonies that carried a potential sentence of life in prison. The alleged victim’s prior identification of Mr. Muhlenkamp’s client was only the product of a Facebook search on his friend’s cellphone that proved to be completely unreliable. The judge dismissed the case and the State agreed not to reissue charges.
St. Louis Probation Attorneys
Helping Our Clients Retain Their Freedom
If you are on probation and facing an allegation that you have violated your probation, you need the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney now. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, our St. Louis probation attorneys can help you protect yourself and avoid going back to jail or prison. We understand the strategies that work when helping our clients protect themselves. Schedule your free consultation right away to learn more about what to do next.
When Your Rights Are in Jeopardy
When someone gets placed on probation, the court requires that they follow certain rules and not violate any laws. If they violate the terms of probation (probation violation), they can be arrested and held to answer to the court for the violation. The court can then continue the probation, amend its terms with additional conditions, or revoke it and execute a sentence.
When you are faced with a probation violation, do not simply go to court and admit the violation. If you do that, you have almost no assurance of what will happen to you, and you could be sent to jail or prison. Instead, hire an attorney to represent you on your probation violation. We have experience talking to all of the interested parties – your probation officer, the prosecuting attorney, and, most importantly, the court.
Let Our Firm Help
As your criminal defense lawyers, we will work to obtain a favorable disposition on your probation violation and get your probation continued. There are many alternatives to simply revoking probation and sending someone to prison. Let us find one in your case.
Early Termination of Probation
Have you been on probation for a while and kept your promise to the court? If so, you may be a good candidate to get off probation early. Courts have the power to let a defendant off probation early in the appropriate circumstances. While probation is a better alternative to jail time, is still a difficult task. Meetings with probation officers, community service, restitution payments, and other court-ordered programs can take up a significant amount of your time.
If you have done a good job on probation and not incurred any serious probation violations, you should be rewarded with early termination. We have gotten many of our clients early termination and can highlight your success to the court to try to convince it to let you off probation early.
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Over 25 Years of Combined Experience
Extensive Experience with Appellate & DWI Cases
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A strong defense begins with a strong offense. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, we will scrupulously evaluate all angles of your case in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome and to help you restore your freedom and reputation.