Manslaughter and Three Counts of Assault by DWI Sentence Significantly Reduced
Assault and Armed Criminal Action Case Dismissed
Child Molestation Not Guilty
A man from South County was charged with child molestation in the City of St. Louis for allegedly fondling his stepdaughter.Attorney Muhlenkamp highlighted the inconsistencies in the disclosures, her motive to fabricate the allegation in the first place, and the overall lack of reasonableness/common sense that surrounded each allegation.
Federal Wire Fraud No Prison Time
A woman charged with fraud in violation of federal law was facing prison time. Attorney Muhlenkamp was able to convince the court to sentence her to probation without prison time.
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.
Domestic Assault in the Second Degree Charges Dismissed
A wrongfully accused domestic violence case was dismissed within a month of the charges being filed.
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.
Felony Theft Charges Dismissed
A man charged with stealing unemployment benefits from the State of Missouri in 2010 was unaware of this charge until 2016. He was caught off guard and hired Attorney Muhlenkamp. Mr. Muhlenkamp filed a motion to dismiss and the state dismissed the charges two days later.
Felony Offense of Writing a Bad Check Charges Dismissed
A woman charged with a felony offense of writing a bad check over 20 years ago was recently facing prosecution. Mr. Muhlenkamp filed a motion to dismiss charges due to her speedy trial rights being violated along with the state failing to meet the proper statute of limitations. The court granted Muhlenkamp’s motion and dismissed the case.
Class D Felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon Case Dismissed
A South County man was wrongfully charged with a class D felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon. Attorney Muhlenkamp was able to convince the complaining witness that the Defendant, in fact, never threatened anyone. The hearing lasted approximately 20 minutes, after which the Court dismissed the case.
Three Strikes Defense Lawyers in St. Louis
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.
Three Strikes Law in Missouri
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.
Please contact us at (314) 347-3313 to schedule a free consultation to learn how prior convictions may affect the outcome of your case.
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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.