Municipal Violations Are Not Felonies Or Misdemeanors
Have you been charged with a municipal violation? In Missouri, you can be charged under our state laws or you may be charged for violating an ordinance within a municipality. Most municipal ordinances are written to mirror state laws. One key difference between state laws and municipal ordinances is the fact that municipal ordinances are not charged as misdemeanors or felonies.
While you may be facing what appears to be a felony charge, in reality, it is not. This often leads to complications down the road for people who may have been convicted in a municipal court. Many of those people mistakenly state on job applications that they have been convicted of a felony when they have not.
Beyond that issue, defending against municipal charges and state charges is very similar. It is very important that you secure the representation of a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the municipal courts and how they work to help ensure that you are able to secure the best possible resolution to your charges. Call the Affordable Legal Services of Thomas Sandifer in St. Louis at 314-492-6955 for a free consultation today.
Work With A Lawyer Who Is Also A Municipal Judge
I am St. Louis municipal violations defense attorney Thomas Sandifer. I am a current municipal judge who began my legal career as a prosecutor, as well as serving as an assistant in the state attorney’s office. My extensive experience helps me develop defenses for my clients that are highly effective. I work to educate my clients about the process they will be going through so that they understand not only the charges they are facing, but also how to make informed choices that will help them move beyond the charges they are currently facing.
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