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 Robbery Attorney
Aggressive Defense Against Robbery Charges in Missouri
Robbery is a serious criminal charge that can result in severe penalties if you are convicted. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, our St. Louis robbery attorneys can help you understand your legal rights, discuss your options, and work to build a strong defense on your behalf. With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence, we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Call Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, today at (314) 347-3313 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery lawyer in St. Louis.
What is Robbery?
Robbery involves the use of force, intimidation, or threat to take someone else's property. In the legal context, it is distinct from theft in that it encompasses an element of violence or the threat of violence. In Missouri, robbery is addressed under Section 569.020 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. Robbery charges can arise from a variety of situations, such as armed robbery, carjacking, or mugging.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Missouri?
Being charged with robbery in Missouri can lead to severe consequences, including significant fines, imprisonment, and a permanent stain on your criminal record. The penalties for robbery vary based on factors such as the degree of force used, the presence of a weapon, and any injuries sustained by the victim.
- First-Degree Robbery: First-degree robbery involves the use of a dangerous weapon, resulting in heightened penalties. If convicted, individuals may face Class A felony charges, carrying a potential sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- Second-Degree Robbery: Second-degree robbery typically involves the use of force but not a deadly weapon. This offense is classified as a Class B felony, with potential penalties including substantial fines and a prison sentence of 5 to 15 years.
It's crucial to note that the consequences of a robbery conviction extend beyond the legal penalties. A criminal record can affect employment opportunities, housing applications, and various other aspects of your life.
Defenses Against Robbery Charges
Some common defenses against robbery charges may include:
- Lack of Intent: One defense strategy involves demonstrating that there was no intent to commit robbery. This may involve proving that the alleged actions were a result of misunderstanding, mistake, or misidentification.
- Insufficient Evidence: Challenging the prosecution's evidence is crucial. We can meticulously review the evidence against you, ensuring that it meets the legal standards required for a conviction. Any lapses or weaknesses in the case may be exploited to your advantage.
- Coercion or Duress: If you were forced or threatened into committing the alleged robbery, asserting coercion or duress as a defense may be viable. This defense strategy hinges on proving that you acted under the immediate threat of harm or danger.
Contact Our Robbery Lawyer in St. Louis Today
Our St. Louis robbery attorneys at Muhlenkamp & Bernsen understand the gravity of these charges and are committed to providing a strong defense tailored to your specific situation. Navigating the complexities of a robbery case requires legal expertise, and we are ready to advocate tirelessly on your behalf. We'll assess your case, discuss your options, and work towards the best possible outcome. Your future is at stake, and we're here to help you protect it.
Contact Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, today to get started with our St. Louis robbery attorney.
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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.