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Florissant Criminal Defense Attorney

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Florissant is a suburb of St. Louis that is home to more than 50,000 people. The city is located in both St. Louis County and St. Louis City. Florissant is known for its many parks, including the expansive Forest Park. The city is also home to Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis, two of the largest universities in the state.

Whether you are a Florissant resident or a visitor to the area, you should know that being charged with a crime can have serious consequences for your future. You could be facing steep fines, probation, and even time behind bars. You will also have a permanent criminal record that could make it difficult to get a job, find housing, or secure a loan.

Do not make the mistake of taking your charges lightly. Contact a Florissant criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, we have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. Our team is ready to help you fight your charges and protect your future.

Contact us online or call our firm at (314) 334-3807 today to schedule a free consultation.

What Are the Most Common Criminal Charges?

A crime is a violation of societal norms or laws that can result in punishment by the legal system. These offenses are generally categorized into two types of charges: misdemeanors and felonies. While a felony is more serious than a misdemeanor, getting convicted of the latter can still result in jail time, costly fines, and a criminal record.

In Missouri, common types of criminal offenses include:

  • Violent Crimes: These are offenses that involve the use of force or threat of force against another person. Examples include:
    • Murder
    • Assault
    • Robbery
    • Manslaughter
  • Property Crimes: These involve the unlawful taking of another person's property or damaging it. Examples include:
    • Theft
    • Burglary
    • Arson
    • Vandalism
  • Drug Crimes: These involve the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of illegal drugs or controlled substances. Examples include:
    • Possession of narcotics
    • Drug trafficking
    • Drug cultivation
  • White-Collar Crimes: These are non-violent offenses typically committed for financial gain by individuals or organizations. Examples include:
    • Fraud
    • Embezzlement
    • Identity theft
    • Money laundering
  • Sex Crimes: These involve sexual misconduct or abuse. Examples include:
    • Rape
    • Sexual assault
    • Child pornography
    • Indecent exposure
  • Traffic Violations: While not always considered criminal offenses, serious traffic violations can lead to criminal charges. Examples include:
    • Driving under the influence (DUI)
    • Reckless driving
    • Hit and run
  • Weapons Offenses: These involve unlawful possession, use, or trafficking of weapons. Examples include:
    • Illegal possession of firearms
    • Carrying concealed weapons without a permit
    • Unlawful discharge of firearms
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    "Thank God for Mark Hammer"

    I cannot begin to explain in words how thankful I am that I contacted the Hammer Law Firm when I found myself facing criminal legal charges. I and my family will always be grateful beyond words for the role that Mark Hammer and The Hammer Law Firm played i

    - Former Client
    "Mark and Nicole are the best law firm partners ever."

    They are professional, courteous, and respectful to both the courts and their clients. This team of professionals is not in business just for the money, they are truly out to help their clients.

    - C.E.
    "He is a gentleman, exudes confidence and relieves stress with his truth."

    After a thorough review, Mark began to address every legal issue confronting our son, he had already done his homework, which began to bring sanity back into our family as we sat there.

    - Ken
    "Phenomenal Experience!!"

    We contacted Mark Hammer for help with our son. Mark was truly amazing! He worked hard for our son, was always a text or phone call away, and we could not have asked (or predicted) a better outcome! Absolutely in awe of him.

    - D.C.
    "You don't know how much of a blessing you are to us"

    Thank you so much, Nicole. I have faith and believe everything that's happening is for a reason. I know everything will be fine and I believe you are going to do everything you can and I'm very grateful for it.

    - C.G.
    "I could not have imagined getting through this difficult and uncertain time without the help of the Hammer Law Firm."

    I absolutely recommend Mark and Nicole to anyone who is needing more than a lawyer, but people who do genuinely care about you and who want to get the best possible outcome to get you through this difficult time.

    - E.M.
    "I have never met such dedicated attorneys that work so hard for the truth to come out at the trial."

    I just wanted to thank you again for your compassion, kindness, and support given to my family throughout this ordeal.  I thank the Hammer Law Firm for not only giving my son his life back but his family as well.

    - Former Client
    "I could call anytime, day or night, and you were there, even when times was bad for you."

    I feel that you were not just our attorneys, but a friend that stood beside us through it all. I could call anytime, day or night, and you were there, even when times were bad for you.

    - V.H.

Get Started with a Free Consultation Today

At The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, we understand that being charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience. You are likely feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. You may be worried about your future and what will happen to your family.

When you hire us, we will fight to protect your rights and your future. We will work to have your charges reduced or even dismissed. If we believe that the best option is to take your case to trial, our team will not hesitate to do so. We are not afraid to stand up to the prosecution and fight for your freedom in court.

Do not wait to get the help you need. Contact our Florissant criminal defense lawyer at (314) 334-3807 today to schedule a free consultation.


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