St. Louis Felony Defense Attorneys

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While a misdemeanor conviction often results jail time, a felony offense can be punishable by a one-year prison sentence, or worse. Having a felony conviction on your permanent criminal record can make it difficult to look for work, find a place to live, apply for college, and take advantage of other opportunities in life. Additionally, any subsequent felony offenses can result in harsher penalties.

If you have been charged with a felony crime in St. Louis, our legal team at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC is committed to helping you get your charges dismissed or significantly reduced to potentially avoid serving any time behind bars. With more than three decades of legal experience, we can investigate your case, gather and analyze evidence from law enforcement, and create an effective and personalized defense strategy to get obtain a favorable outcome.

Felony Crimes in Missouri

There are five classes of felonies in Missouri, ranging between Class A and Class E. The former is the most serious offense while the latter is the least.

The following is a breakdown of the penalties associated with each felony class:

  • Class A felony – Punishable by a minimum ten-year prison sentence and a maximum 30 years sentence or life imprisonment. Common felonies in this category include first-degree murder, forcible rape of a child under 12 years of age, first-degree robber, first-degree kidnapping, and drug trafficking.
  • Class B felony – Carries a minimum five-year prison term and up to 15 years imprisonment. Common felonies in this category include first-degree burglary and voluntary manslaughter.
  • Class C felony – Results in a maximum prison sentence of ten years and/or a fine not exceeding $10,000. Common felonies in this category include involuntary manslaughter, theft, second-degree statutory rape, and drug possession.
  • Classy D felony – Punishable by a maximum seven-year prison sentence and/or a fine no more than $10,000. Common felonies in this category include third-degree domestic violence, fraud, passing a bad check, and resisting arrest.
  • Class E felony – Carries a maximum four-year prison term and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Common felonies in this category include criminal negligence.

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If you are facing criminal charges, our firm is prepared to help. Because our legal team consists of former prosecutors, we understand how the prosecution will approach your case. Our legal backgrounds better enable us to develop a counterattack to protect your rights and freedom, giving you the upper hand. Do not hesitate to let us fight for you in the courtroom.

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Felony Crimes

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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

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  1. More than 30 years of criminal law experience.
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  5. Tough negotiators and proven trial lawyers.
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