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 Violent Crime Attorneys
Highly Skilled & Knowledgeable Defense Lawyers
Violent crimes involve an alleged victim, so the stakes are always higher than non-violent criminal charges. Violent crimes often carry severe penalties and mandatory minimum sentences. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, our St. Louis violent crime lawyers defend clients charged with assault, robbery, domestic assault, homicide, and other violent felonies.
Violent Crime Defenses
Law enforcement agencies dedicate greater resources to cases involving violent crimes and vigorously pursue convictions in these cases. You could be facing extremely serious consequences, such as long prison terms, mandatory life sentences, and other criminal penalties. Our violent crime attorneys in St. Louis explore all possible defense strategies to find the best strategy for your defense.
Possible defenses for violent crime charges include:
- Acting in self defense
- Unintentional actions in the heat of passion
- Reckless actions that were not intentional
- Other viable suspects
We start on your defense right away by obtaining the evidence, reviewing the facts of your case, and working with you to develop the most effective defense possible. We fully investigate your case and work in your best interests, whether during plea negotiations or a jury trial.
Our firm handles all kinds of violent crime charges, including:
What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime
The most important thing to do when you are accused of a violent crime is to avoid talking to police. You should ask for an attorney immediately. Do not speak to police, make any statements, or consent to any searches if you are suspected of committing a violent crime. Contact our violent crime attorneys in St. Louis immediately, so we can protect your rights and get right to work on your defense.
Exclusive Focus on Criminal Defense
Over 25 Years of Combined Experience
Extensive Experience with Appellate & DWI Cases
Free Initial Consultations
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.