A misdemeanor in Missouri is the “midlevel” category of crimes. They are not considered to be as serious as felonies, but are more weighty than a simple infraction. However, the State takes misdemeanor offenses very seriously. Once you are charged with a misdemeanor (either by receiving a written citation from the police officer at the scene, or one that is mailed to your residence), a court date will be set, and your appearance will be demanded. If you do not appear in court, an arrest warrant will be issued.
Misdemeanor offenses can have a significant impact on your future. If you are charged with a Missouri misdemeanor, you should talk to an attorney about the charge, the punishment, and the collateral consequences of conviction. If you choose to hire us, we will help you understand what your rights are, what the process is and how it works, and what your options are.