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 Three Strikes Defense Lawyers
Consult with an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney
More than half of all U.S. states have some form of the three strikes law. While these laws are intended to apply to habitual felony offenders, it is possible to be facing the three strikes law without committing a violent crime. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, our three strikes defense attorneys in St. Louis use an individualized approach to each case.
What is Missouri’s Three Strikes Law?
Under the three strikes law, offenders who are convicted of the most serious crimes are given a strike. These strikes can affect the outcome of future criminal convictions. In Missouri, individuals with two prior criminal convictions of three strikes crimes are known as prior and persistent offenders.
Criminal convictions that count as three strikes crimes include:
- Most sex crimes
- Crimes that resulted in great bodily harm
- Using a weapon in the commission of a crime
The three strikes law can result in a harsher sentence when convicted of another felony. This may include a mandatory life sentence in prison. In addition to the Missouri law, there is a federal three strikes law that applies to cases that are prosecuted in federal court.
Experienced Lawyers to Fight for You
If you are considered a prior and persistent offender and facing felony charges, you need experienced legal representation to protect your rights and develop a solid defense for your case. Our three strikes criminal defense lawyers in St. Louis explore all possible legal options and recommend the best defense strategy for your situation. You will be in constant contact with your attorney throughout the legal process.
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Over 25 Years of Combined Experience
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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.